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Old 22-08-19, 18:55
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Default Backyard Charity Tank Show-September 07

Hi All

we are having and impromptu "Backyard" tank show/open house at our shop in Langley BC on September 07/2019. Everyone is welcome, admission and parking by donation. All proceeds raised will be going to Military Minds Inc. A non-profit group that raises awareness and and provides peer support for veterans suffering from PTSD.

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Active/retired/reserve military members free admission. Drive in Military Vehicle show with $350 prize for peoples choice best MV.

Food truck on site, lots of tanks, apc's, trucks, jeeps etc.

APC rides, space and safety permitting

Rain or shine, bring your vehicle, come hang out, have fun, all MV groups and clubs welcome, no attitudes just a fun day
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Darn it, glad to hear things are active in your yard these days. Perhaps someone who can attend can video the event or line up, sorry I can not just drop by.
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Old 25-08-19, 22:43
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Ahhh thanks Harry!

Event will take place at:

19607 88 avenue
Langley BC


South of the #1Hwy, West of 200st, Enter off 196A street.

930AM until 5PM
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Old 25-08-19, 22:45
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Hi Robin

sorry to hear you won't make it out! We will take lots of pictures and video. We are going to be revealing our latest acquisition, definitely the only one in private hands in Canada so it will be worth a visit for armour fans.

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Old 30-08-19, 09:59
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There will be a $350 cash prize for peoples choice best Military Vehicle so bring your ride and win some $$$

Also a raffle to raise money for our chosen charity, Military Minds Inc. a non profit veteran staffed organization that helps vets suffering from PTSD find the resources they need. Raffle prize is 90 minute tank driving lesson on a Mk5 Centurion, with an actual serving Armoured Corp member as instructor!

Re-enactors welcome, admission by donation, rain or shine
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Old 12-09-19, 03:24
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Hello all

just wanted to do an after action report for our first ever military vehicle event. I am busy going through photos and video and will be posting some here as well as our event page which I will post a link to.

In the interest of brevity and the report to follow, suffice it to say it was a big success in our eyes, we could not be happier. Thanks to all that participated, attended and assisted. I will be naming names as well as how we did for our chosen charity, Military Minds Inc.

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Old 16-09-19, 21:39
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Ok Still waiting for the best photos, but since this is now getting a bit long in the tooth I thought I would at least thank the folks who made it worthwhile.

Saturday the 7th began with a an overcast sky and the threat of rain, as of 9am we had not seen one visitor or one vehicle. When the food truck pulled in at 930AM it was looking a smidge sparse. I could tell by the guys look that if the situation didn't improve dramatically then we would have a lot of hot dogs to eat!

Fortunately soon after the food truck rolled in the vehicles started coming around the corner, it almost brought a tear to my eye. A column of vehicles lead by Western Command boss, Harry Moon circled the field and the show was on.

I have to say the turnout defied expectations, we had a great mix of people who had been touched by our short media blitz as well as plenty who just wandered in to see the vehicles.

Scott Casey and his wife Leslie, from Military Minds Inc., Our chosen charity for the event, arrived on their bikes and spent a few hours explaining what they do to raise awareness of PTSD as well as pair veterans with the resources they need to combat the condition. Having just returned from a cross country motorcycle rally (the Rolling Barrage) we were thrilled they were able to attend. And we were able to raise $2500 for the charity in the space of a few short hours, we can not thank the people who supported the charity with such enthusiasm, enough.

As for food we had one of the lower mainland's premier food trucks "Dogs and Roses" custom gourmet hot dogs and sides that were just incredible, there were certainly a fair number of folks who thought that was the best hot dog ever...and the prime rib dog...incredible. The boys from the food truck Alen and Daryl were so gracious, they never charged any minimums or travel time, and they donated all the volunteers meals for free just to support the veterans, outstanding!

As for the volunteers, I can't thank them all enough, without them it would have not been possible, they kept order, collected donations, gave countless tours of vehicles and generally kept the event functioning. We definitely missed the presence of Mark Fleming from Blue Leader Services and his armor, but he was tied up readying himself and his men for the funeral of one of their troop mates, even so he had volunteered himself to teach our raffle grand prize, a 90min driving lesson in a Centurion! Thanks so much.

At 3pm-ish Trooper Steve Drane, son of actual WW2 Canadian tank driver, Bill Drane, fired up our well worn M4A3 and sent Hitler to his final reward by crushing the Reichstag with the Fuhrer inside! (Reichstag always seemed bigger in photos, oh well)

Around 430-530pm most people had filtered out and the cleanup began...but amazingly there was very little to cleanup, folks had been very respectful and the amount of garbage that didn't make it into the can was negligible.

Anyway will post some photos over the next few days, but thank you so much to all who made the day a great success, this includes the following, and If I forgot to mention you, I am sorry, the old mind aint what it used to be.

Special thanks:
Crazy Hair, James Jope, Steve Drane, Rick and Jesse Rice, Brent and Carrie from Lumpys Lowbed, [ATTACH][/ATTACH]"the Big Deal",, Joey, Scott and Leslie from Military Minds Inc. Harry Moon and Western Command, , the boys from IMS, Blue Leader Services, The findologist, Old Skool Transport, Horsepower Horse Transport, Dogs and Roses, and many more

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Old 17-09-19, 01:34
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Link to the re-cap of the show

https://youtu.be/bLJeN_Oi5FE
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John; Congratulations to you and your team for hosting such a successful event (on what seems like a moments notice). A great contribution to the charity, and looks like a lot of fun was had by all. Well done.
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Old 18-09-19, 21:59
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Thanks Wayne, was quite an undertaking for even the event we put on, I have greater respect for the folks who put on real events, must be an incredible amount of work! All in all the day went well and we are continuing to collect donations for the charity!

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It was cool to see all your tanks out and about although not once did i get a chance to clamber on or in one, talking to much.
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