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Xiek
08-01-2009, 12:11 AM
Well my Fellow MINI Folks,

August is the month we have all been waiting for...

Not only are there more shows to attend than you can shake a dip-stick at, but Saturday August 29th marks MINIís official 50th birthday. We have been celebrating all year long, but the BIG 5-OH! comes the last weekend of August and co-insides with the SOMC Monthly Meet. I do have it on Good Authority that there will be a HUGE event planned for this day...I donít have any details yet, but Iím talking BIG!!!

MINI Canada BIG!!!

So mark your calendars for the 29th of August, because you WILL NOT want to miss this PARTY ;)

Also this month, SOMC will be attending a brand new Car Show in Port Perry called ďBrits On The LakeĒ We have been personally invited by the organisers to attend, and we are expecting some good representation. There are prizes to be won for not only individual cars, but also for the Clubs. This means we can show the other British Car Clubs out there that SOMC is THE new MINI Club, and not just another one of those Tuner Groups. Details can be found here: http://www.britsonthelake.com

Forum Thread is here: http://www.somc.on.ca/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=36&func=view &id=16879&catid=3

August 15th, Big Brothers of Niagara Region will be hosting a parade of the agencies. This is to bring awareness of the Big Brother/Big Sister programs. MINI has donated a MINI for a matched pair in the program to participate in the Targa in Newfoundland!!
http://www.somc.on.ca/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=36&func=view &catid=3&id=20287#20287
On the 22nd and 23rd our Favourite Americans will be opening up their doors once again for the Annual POOLEY PARTY. This has ALWAYS been a favourite event on the SOMC Calendar. Every year Jack and Laurie invite members to their home in Lewiston New York for a weekend of fun and frolic Ė MINI Style! This is an open BBQ, and there is lots of space for camping in their Back Yard. Last year saw the formation of the SOMC house band...will they be together this year? Only if someone brings ROCKBAND...LOL...and only if there is blueberry pancakes for breakfast ;)
Forum Thread is here: http://www.somc.on.ca/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=36&func=view &id=16355&catid=3

The last weekend in August sees the American LeMans series return to MOSPORT. If you want to see some of the best racing on one of North Americaís most technical courses then you wonít want to miss this. Check out the Mosport Website for info: http://www.mosport.com/home/home.asp
Here is a listing of other events and shows happening this month:
Glengerry Highland Games >> July 31st - August 1st
Fenlon Falls Car and Truck Show >> Sunday August 2nd
Kinkardine ABC Show >> Sunday August 2nd
Robert Kovacís Birthday Extravaganza >> Friday August 7th
MINIís In The Mountainís >> August 5th - August 9th
Hot August Nights (SARNIA) >> Thursday August 13th
Big Brothers Niagara >> August 15th
EastEnders Meet >> Thursday August 20th
Oshawa Autofest >> Friday August 28th Ė Sunday August 30th


Lastly, we are asking for your feedback in overhauling the Marketplace forum. Please go to the thread http://www.somc.on.ca/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=36&func=view &id=20164&catid=38&limit=6&limitstart=0
Also please vote on the polls. Changes will occur within the first week or two of August.

Thanks for listening again this month, and thanks to Sideways for helping me write this months info.

May all your roads be twisty, and the traffic light,

Happy Motoring!
Xiek