Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010 – Beginning with the Parade at 11 am
Presented by: Piston Ring Service
Master of Ceremonies: Bob Chubala
On Saturday, August 7, our title sponsor Piston Ring Service will again host the 11th Annual
“Cruz In Downtown” with the support of the City of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Parking Authority, the
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ & the downtown merchants.
In order to stage an event of this size, it will be necessary to close the following streets:
Vaughan to Carlton Street
Graham Avenue to Broadway
The event begins with a parade of classic & special interest vehicles departing from Canad Inns Stadium at 11 am. This year’s official parade marshal is Peter Ginakes of the Pony Corral Restaurants & Bar. The parade will head over the Portage Ave. overpass, east down Portage Ave. & make its way to St. Mary Ave. where it will terminate with the vehicles parking along both sides of the closed streets.
Once at the site, participants & spectators alike will be joining in a festival atmosphere with live entertainment.
The featured Car Club this year is D.R.A.M. ( Drag Racing Association of Manitoba). There will be a variety of years of cars on display.
Bring out the family to the FREE Kids Zone sponsored by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ & hosted by KERRI SALKI OF 102.3 CLEAR FM. Enjoy the petting zoo, inflatable rides, carnival games & face & hair painting.
For the bigger kids, we have a display of bigger toys. On display will be Kenny Lang’s 1953 Pro-Modified Corvette& hundreds of beautiful vehicles from Manitoba, across Canada & the United States.
The extremely popular burnout competition returns on York Ave & Edmonton St. The spectators can safely see & feel the power produced by some of the of the classic & late model cars in a safe & controlled environment. The entry fee as of August 7th, 2010, is $20. Check out the 4 x 4 Tug – O – War hosted by Willie & BUBBA of 92 CITI FM.
“Cruz In Downtown” participants may pre-register at a cost of $10.00 on Sunday nights at the Pony Corral Restaurant at 400 Wilton & Grant Ave. and at all Piston Ring locations, while supplies last. For show information, please contact John or Beverly Dyck at 889-7822.
All net proceeds from “Cruz In Downtown” will be donated to The Rainbow Society…….a child……a wish……a dream come true. DREAMS CAN COME TRUE! We raised $8,000 last year, and a boy and his family were able to visit the Indianapolis Zoo, to fulfill the dream of the boy, who has severe hemophilia, to see dolphins.
Cruz In Downtown organizers, sponsors & many volunteers will continue to build on this event, to promote it as both a tourist destination & to reacquaint Manitobans of all ages with downtown Winnipeg.
WINNIPEG – DOWNTOWN
Here are some other highlights of the 11th Annual Cruz In Downtown:
ALL ENTERTAINMENT IS AT ST. MARY AVE & KENNEDY
11:40 am Parade begins to arrive downtown.
12:00 pm Rainbow Auction At Kennedy & St. Mary Ave till 6:00 pm
TICKETS FOR SALE @ TABLE
12:00 pm FREE KIDS ZONE in parking lot corner of St. Mary Ave. &
Kennedy St. to 6:00 pm
12:00-12:30 pm ENTERTAINMENT @ St. Mary Ave & Kennedy with Wayne Thomas as MC. Join us this year where showcasing some
of Manitoba’s finest Talent—Great music with Special Friends.
12:30-4:00 pm Burnout Contest @ York Ave between
Edmonton & Carlton
12:30-1:30 pm ENTERTAINMENT @ ST. MARY AVE & KENNEDY ST.
1:45-2:45 pm ENTERTAINMENT @ ST. MARY AVE & KENNEDY ST.
3:00-4:00 pm ENTERTAINMENT @ ST. MARY AVE & KENNEDY ST.
4:00-4: 15 pm Car Award Presentation @ Main Stage
4:15-5:15 pm 4 x 4 Tug-O-War on York between Edmonton & Carlton
4:15-5:15 pm ENTERTAINMENT @ ST. MARY AVE & KENNEDY ST.
5:20-5:30 pm Presentation to The Rainbow Society
5:45-6:45 pm ENTERTAINMENT @ ST. MARY AVE & KENNEDY ST.
7:00 pm ENTERTAINMENT @ ST. MARY AVE & KENNEDY ST.
This year’s event also features displays of numerous clubs in the province—make sure you stop by their display & look at their cars! Other events are Vendor’s Row, the Free Kids Zone, mascots (Buzz & Boomer, Goldie and Mick E. Moose), 4 x 4 Tug-O-War, face and hair painting, the ever popular burnout competition and much more. Come out and experience all the excitement for yourself!
1. Come out to see & Hear the ROAR of KENNY LANG’S PRO-MODIFIED 1953 CORVETTE 5.88 seconds in 1/4 mile and IHRA WORLD RECORD 244.34 mph in 1/4 mile in DRAG RACING
2. Make sure you stop & see Piston Pete & some of Piston Rings collector Cars.
Check out our website: www.cruzindowntown.com