Porsche Club of America Escape 2010 at Sun Peaks

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porsche_canada.jpgCar lovers from all over the province came out to play this weekend at The Porsche Club of America’s Escape 2010 event. Held at the beautiful Delta Sun Peaks Resort, there was no shortage of North Shore faces at the Porsche show and shine and gala weekend which included demos, seminars and an excellent chance to pal around with fellow Porsche car enthusiasts. Over 200 vehicles were on display and some drove from as far away as North Carolina. Money raised from the event and live auction awards evening goes to support the British Columbia Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association (BCCCPA) because as the club’s motto states . . . “It’s not just the cars, it’s the people.”

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01 – Senator Nancy Greene Raine, a 1968 Olympic gold medallist, and husband Al Raine, Mayor of Sun Peaks, are among the VIPs at the Saturday night gala awards dinner.

02 – Escape 2010 event chair Danny Ilias, seen here with wife Anne, deserves a big round of applause for putting together a first class weekend that did a lot to promote BC and it’s people.

03 – Porsche Cars Canada’s new CEO Joe Lawrence, seen here with wife Patti, has high praise for club owners during his keynote speech at the Saturday night gala event.

04 – Hey baby, want a ride? Not even a year old yet, little John Ilias looks very comfortable behind the wheel of the limited edition 2010 Boxster RS Spyder. No wonder all the girls were swooning.

05 – Kent Patterson, left, and West Vancouver’s Don Jewell not only took part in the show and shine, but are happy to be sponsoring the weekend on behalf of Glassart Print Company.

06 – Former North Shore Outlook editor Andrew McCredie and son Callum make note of their favourites as they stroll through the village during the show and shine.

07 – BCCCPA board members Al and Simone Carpenter help raise money for their charity with a special 50/50 draw and Canucks’ hockey ticket raffle.

08 – Delta Sun Peaks’ new chef Steve Buzak barely had time to unpack before he and his staff pulled off a perfect three-night banquet event for all the hungry Porsche car members.

09 – Taking home a prize or two for his pristine Porsche is member and organizer Steve Warner who also hails from North Vancouver.

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By Catherine Barr – September 10, 11, 2010

Also published in print by the North Shore Outlook newspaper on Sep 16, 2010