We have been invited to a Party!!!
A letter from Mike Bryan; President PCA UCR
This year we are celebrating Upper Canada Region’s 40th Anniversary. When our board first discussed this upcoming milestone, we decided to use the opportunity to learn about our history and recognize those who had helped the club become what it is today. One of the things we learned was that before UCR was established, PCA members in Ontario belonged to Niagara Region. As the numbers grew and the Ontario members got to know each other, they reached a point when they felt they were ready to become a PCA Region of their own.
In May 1976 three Ontario members of Niagara Region submitted a petition with 25 signatures to PCA for the granting of a charter to establish Upper Canada Region for the province of Ontario. A key component of the process was a letter of approval from Niagara Region President, Tom Tresohlavy. I am attaching a copy of the gracious letter he wrote to provide that approval and offer support. The UCR Charter was granted on July 21, 1976.
We have not only learned that UCR was born out of Niagara, but that it happened with your Region’s blessing and support. So we think it’s highly appropriate to invite you and your members to join us for our 40th Anniversary Picnic on Saturday, July 23 (11am – 3pm). It will take place at the Boyd Conservation Area in Vaughan for a fun day that will include:
FREE Barbecue Lunch FREE entry to the Boyd Conservation Area
FREE Registration FREE Gift (if you pre-register at www.clubregistration.net by July17)
· Show ‘n’ Shine – Display your Porsche for the admiration of your fellow club members
· Porsche Dealers – On hand to answer your questions and show off the latest models
· UCR Vendors – Our Goodie Store and other vendors with all kinds of tempting auto-related wares
· Recognition – A public thank you to all our volunteers, friends, supporters who have helped UCR flourish
· Fun and Games – This is a family event with special attractions to keep the kids amused
· Raffle Prizes – Your chance to win a Porsche-related prize
· Barbecue Lunch – We’re calling in the pros to provide a fabulous, tasty picnic
All this, plus the activity that UCR members always enjoy the most – just hanging out with others on a summer’s day, surrounded by Porsches.
The Boyd Conservation Area is NE of Toronto airport, about 90 miles (1.5hrs) from the Lewiston Bridge border crossing.
We would be honoured if you and your members would join us for this anniversary celebration. Please feel free to use all or part of the text in this email for eBlast communications. We are currently finalising a promotional flyer and will send that to you as soon as it’s ready. Once we have an idea of how many of you will be attending, we will send you the tickets that will get you into the Boyd Conservation Area and provide you with lunch.
I do hope you’ll be able to join us and look forward to once again bringing our Upper Canada and Niagara Regions together.
Mike Bryan, President – Porsche Club of America
Upper Canada Region – Aurora, Ontario