Canadian Council of Corvette Clubs
The purpose of the Championship Program is to encourage interactivity between individual Corvette Clubs within C.C.C.C. West.
Canadian Council of Corvette Clubs - Western Region has initiated the Championship Program to provide uniform and fair standards under which competition events may be sponsored by individual Corvette Clubs.
Participants should remember that these events are sporting events to be conducted in a sporting spirit; that they are organized and managed by amateurs who cheerfully give their time to do their best; that the competitor may expect some imperfections of the organizers and of his fellow competitors, and, that to a reasonable extent, these things are part of the chance s/he takes in entering the event.
2016 Northland Corvette Conference
August 26-28 was the highlight of the summer for our club as NACOC held its 43rd annual Northland Conference. Friday’s registration was held at the Royal Executive Inn, Nisku. That evening attendees enjoyed a hot supper featuring lasagna and had fun with our annual Valve Cover Races. Saturday began with the Shine & Show and Concours held in the hotel parking lot. The weather, while not fully cooperating, did not totally wash out the event. By afternoon, the skies had cleared and it was a great day for a challenging rallye. We even had a “Corvette Rodeo” where drivers had the opportunity to barrel race their Corvettes and try their luck at lassoing pylons! The Saturday evening banquet was well attended. Seventy-seven guests were fed and then entertained by hypnotist, Sebastian Steel. The event concluded on Sunday with the slalom being held at a private 2 ¾KM road track. There were participants in 10 different classes with competition between drivers in all but one class. It was a long day at the track and a hot lunch of freshly barbequed pulled pork on a bun and salad was greatly appreciated. A huge thanks to all the volunteers, participants, and guests who came together to contribute to the event’s success!
Check out some of the things we have done in previous years.
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Winter in Alberta is not the best of times for car enthusiasts, but our club refuses to hibernate! NACOC kicked off 2016 with a bowling tournament followed by supper at Tony Romas on January 30th. Member turnout was great and the afternoon competition was greatly enjoyed.
Food was again the focus as club members met in February at the Apex Casino for breakfast.
March brought an event that offered the challenge to practice our communication skills while working together to achieve the goal of escaping from a room at Eescape. The goal was to use logical reasoning to escape from a room by working through a series of clues, riddles, and puzzles in one of Edmonton’s newest attractions, Eescape, that opened in May, 2015. Reports following the event testify to the fact that, luckily, most of us are much better with our cars than with logical reasoning skills!
Our April social event saw 15 NACOC racers vying for the coveted medals at SPEEDERS Pro-Kart indoor raceway on April 10th. It seems that all of the racers enjoyed the chance to indulge their “need for speed” as there was much discussion following each heat over performances on the track by comparing lap times. Following the racing, nineteen NACOCers and friends went to nearby Tony Romas for supper, visiting, and to help one of the members eat his birthday cake. He was extremely generous in sharing! Happy Birthday to a vintage NACOC member.
On May 8th NACOC members attended a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at the Royal Executive Inn in Leduc. After brunch we drove to Blackjack’s Roadhouse and set up a simple parking lot slalom course. The intent was to encourage participation in this event. It allowed new members as well as current members to try out a slalom cone course without the pressure of competition. Those familiar with the event were there to coach and provide tips to those trying it out for the first time.
Kelowna again kick-started the Corvetting season with their “Cruz into Summer” event held May 20th – 22nd. Eighteen of us made the trek to Kelowna for this event – many leaving a day early to avoid the threat of SNOW in the mountains. The Kelowna event was great – as always.Concours, Shine & Show, Rallye, and a technical Slalom Course kept everyone busy and entertained for this long weekend event. Food was wonderful (2 banquets) and NACOC members made a very decent showing in the awards department. It was great to catch up with everyone after the Corvette hibernation!
On the Monday following the event, eleven members stayed on to enjoy a wonderful lunch at the award winning Mission Hills Winery Terrace Restaurant.Beautiful scenery, again, delicious food, and great company!
June 11th, 8 of our cars took part in the “History Road, The Ultimate Car Show” event at the Reynolds Museum in Wetaskiwin as a club entry. Once again and as in the past year we did not wake up to the best weather. It rained all the way out there but turned into an OK day.
Sunday, June 26th, saw a group of 15 Corvettes converge at the north end of St. Albert for a Poker Rallye. The scenic drive took the group west over mainly secondary highways, through the villages of Gunn, Alberta Beach, Darwell, Entwistle, and Evansburg, with a stop at the Lac Ste Anne Pilgrimage site, before arriving at the Pine Ridge Golf Course in Seba Beach for a great dinner which 28 of us enjoyed. After dinner the cruise continued along the south side of Wabamun Lake and down Parkland Drive, ending at Jack’s in Spruce Grove for ice cream and the final card. Lucky winners were Margaret Kingdon’s sister, Teresa, and the Malanchans – both Gary and Diane.
Beautiful weather, kilometers of quiet roads, good food, and great company made the day a success!
The July long weekend saw six members of NACOC travel to Regina to support their Prairie Glass 2016 event. The weather was fine and members of our club had a great time socializing with friends new and old at the Registration and Appreciation evening on Thursday, the parking lot pizza party on Friday, and Saturday’s Awards Banquet. Many laughs came during the Motorized Barstool Slalom Races held during the parking lot pizza party. Saturday’s double slalom was held at the 3 Flags Motorsport Park in Lumsden. NACOC did very well in the competition and brought home 1stplace awards in S&S, Concours, Rallye and Slalom events.
Friday, July 22nd, turned out to be a fantastic day for our Seafood Dinner and Fun Slalom at the Executive Royal Inn in Nisku. This event introduced some of our new members to the sport of Slalom. We had 22 people show up for the seafood buffet and more joined us after the supper to lend a hand with the setup and running of this event that gave members experience with the setup and use of our timing equipment, course marshaling, use of hand held radios, scoreboard recordkeeping, start box and stop box procedures and, of course, the teardown and packing up of all the equipment once we were done. Nine drivers tested their abilities at the wheel of their own cars to try out a CCCC type slalom course. Many thanks to those that came out to help and participate!
The first weekend of August saw NACOC members out in good number to participate in St. Albert’s Rockin’ August Car Show. It was a wonderful, sunny day and 24 Corvettes from our club were on display.One of our club’s families received not one, but two awards at the day’s end presentation – one for each of the Corvettes that they had brought.Congratulations!Following the Car Show we went to the Smith’s to enjoy the delicious spread our hosts had prepared.There even more members joined us.After appetizers, snacks, salads, smokies, chicken, and beans, we finally dug into desserts. A special treat – Corvette cupcakes - were an attention grabber – thanks in part to the special effects the black icing had on those who partook! Again, amazing food and great company make for a successful and entertaining evening.Thanks, Mike and Nancy!
Saturday,Aug 13th, 3 cars and 4 drivers went down to the AJ Flying Ranch in Cayley, Alberta, for the Corvettes Unlimited double slalom. Here drivers got to test their skill on the long runway slalom. It was a beautiful day for slalom.
August 26-28 was the highlight of the summer for our club as NACOC held its 43rd annual Northland Conference. Friday’s registration was held at the Royal Executive Inn, Nisku. That evening attendees enjoyed a hot supper featuring lasagna and had fun with our annual Valve Cover Races. Saturday began with the Shine & Show and Concours held in the hotel parking lot. The weather, while not fully cooperating, did not totally wash out the event. By afternoon, the skies had cleared and it was a great day for a challenging rallye. We even had a “Corvette Rodeo” where drivers had the opportunity to barrel race their Corvettes and try their luck at lassoing pylons! The Saturday evening banquet was well attended.Seventy-seven guests were fed and then entertained by hypnotist, Sebastian Steel. The event concluded on Sunday with the slalom being held at a private 2 ¾KM road track. There were participants in 10 different classes with competition between drivers in all but one class. It was a long day at the track and a hot lunch of freshly barbequed pulled pork on a bun and salad was greatly appreciated. A huge thanks to all the volunteers, participants, and guests who came together to contribute to the event’s success!
Corvettes North hosted the 42ndAnnual Quad C Convention in Prince George on the September long weekend. NACOC members made a good showing and won the Club Participation Award. The three day event featured all competition events as well as an opportunity to tour the Railway Museum and enjoy a great barbeque on the banks of the Nechako River. All members came away from this event with some great memories and some shiny new mementos to award their efforts!Well done NACOC!Hats off to Corvettes North for putting on a great event!!
Sunday, Sept 25, the stage was set for what has been called the annual “full body contact” croquet tournament. A strategically placed hoop, situated on the site of a recently removed tree stump, stumped many and left them repeatedly under the branches of a nearby spruce! After much rivalry and ribbing, participants sat down to a well earned pot luck and barbeque. Terrific weather, food, friendship, and fun.Many thanks to Blair and Ann for hosting!!
Saturday, November 5, brought us together at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre to honor members of the club for the outstanding work they did throughout the Corvetting year. Some were recognized for their contributions to NACOC; some for their achievements in competition. Our members had an outstanding year in competition, accumulating high points in the Canadian Council of Corvette Clubs Western Canada. The night started off with general mingling, followed by a fantastic buffet and awards presentation. The evening ended with an entertaining slideshow presentation that took us back in time throughout the 2016 year, showcasing all of the activities and events NACOC members enjoyed. A busy year!