Almost 20 years ago a dream was created… To hold a car show for all those lovers of the hot rods, bikes and road rumbling machines that a boy growing into a man would truly appreciate. This day would be held on no better a day than Fathers Day!
When the car show first started you could look up and down Dayton Street, and it was loaded from Springfield to Dickson Ave with vehicles of all makes and models. There was live music, food and auctions. This event has had such an enormous impact on Kelowna and surrounding areas that it was a must to continue year after year!
Next Show – 2018
We are thrilled to announce our Annual Boyd Autobody & Glass Father’s Day Charity Car Show! This year will be on Sunday June 17th 2018 at City Park in Kelowna from 11am – 4pm. There were all the amazing cars, trucks, boats and motorcycles! There was live entertainment by local bands, and much more! This year we will have a special guest from the hit show Welder Up, Steve Darnell! He is known for his part in revolutionising the Rat Rod industry.
This year we are raising funds for the Child Advocacy Centre. This is a brand new initiative. Their mission is to create a safe child and youth friendly environment that supports children and youth in need, act as their personal and family advocate, change the long-term outcomes and build a stronger community through support and education. With the help from the Kelowna Foundation, RCMP, Interior Health, and the Ministry of Children and Development they will use their impressive momentum to build an establishment that will help children in many ways ranging from therapy (both mental and physical), medical attention, investigations, and more.
**To make a full day of fun with the family don’t miss out on the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer! The event is happening right before our event. Take part in the 2.5 km stroll or 5 km walk/run at 9 am followed be a free pancake breakfast, entertainment and prizes. Then at 11 am head over to the Boyd Car Show. It is a one stop shop for the best Father’s Day ever!**
**Please note: Day of event registration/park entrance will be from 8:00 am to 10:30 am. ALL vehicles (pre-registered or not) MUST be inside the park prior to 10:45 am. The City of Kelowna has put rules stating there are to be NO moving vehicles in the park past 10:45 am sharp. There are NO exceptions.
We got all the numbers back and are proud to say we made our donation to the Kelowna Firefighters Professional Charitable Society (and their Burn Fund) for a whopping$16,308.45!!
We raised $3000 more than last year and we couldn’t have done it without the financial support, physical help, and silent auction donations of each and every person involved.
Our 2016 Car Show – The Best Ever
This year the show was an even bigger success than ever before! The weather started off a bit rainy, but by 11am we saw floods of people and custom and classic vehicles entering City Park – helping us raise funds for the Angel Awards in support of the Arthritis Society. The event hosted great bands, and amazing cars with some spectacular displays including the Porche Club showing of a range of cars from all different years! The 18th annual car show had many new features, such as a new stage and entertainment rotation including band Rumble 100, and Jada Mckenzie Moore who was the very first Angel Award winner!
In addition, we had a kids fitness and play area put on by the YMCA, and some diverse food options. Just as in years past, the show included a variety of vehicles such as: exotic European cars, imports, luxury vehicles, as well as, a variety of fire trucks and boats.
We’ve crunched the numbers and are extremely proud to announce we were able to donate an impressive $13,243.09 to the Angel Awards in support of the Arthritis Society!
We at Boyd’s would like to give a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, silent auction donators, vendor displays, spectators and especially to all of our volunteers who gave up their weekend to help out a great cause. See you all next year!
17th Annual Father’s Day Car Show Another Great Success
This year the show was a huge success, with great weather, great bands, and amazing cars we were able to beat our own record of participants! This year’s show had many new features, such as a new stage and entertainment rotation including a new band Rumble 100, kids fitness and play area put on by the YMCA, as well as some diverse food options. Just as in years past, the show included a variety of vehicles such as: exotic European cars, imports, luxury vehicles, side by side and ATVS, as well as pedal bike rentals.
In addition, the show also included some of the old favorites such as: dragsters, race cars, big trucks and power boats. Although financials are not yet finalized, we are very confident we reached our goal of raising $10,000 for the YMCA Children’s after school programs. We at Boyd’s would like to give a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, silent auction donators, vendor displays, and especially to all of our volunteers who gave up their weekend to help out a great cause. See you all next year!
Boyd’s 16th Annual Father’s Day Car Show Another Great Success
This year the show was challenged with a less than excitable weather forecast, however somehow just as in years past, the rain eluded the event all day. In spite of the clouds, this year’s turnout was better than ever. This year’s show had many new features, such as a new stage and entertainment rotation, kids fitness and play area, as well as a large diversified waterfront display. Just as in years past, the show included a variety of vehicles such as: exotic European cars, imports, luxury vehicles, side by side and ATVS, as well as pedal bike rentals and numerous food vendors. In addition the show also included some of the old favourites such as dragsters, race cars, big trucks and power boats. Although financials are not yet finalized, we are very confident we reached our goal of raising $10,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation, and are hopeful that we exceeded that by a significant amount. We at Boyd’s would like to give a sincere thank you to all of our sponsors, silent auction donators, vendor displays, and especially to all of our volunteers who gave up their weekend to help out a great cause.
Boyd 15th Annual Father’s Day Car Show
Our 15th Annual Father’s Day Car Show was a great success for this years charity Cops for Kids. The event took place on Sunday, June 16th at City Park in Kelowna, B.C. and was a big hit with the crowd of more then 20,000 people coming to view the event. There were over 500 cars, trucks, boats and bikes this year including trucks, classic muscle cars, Ferraris (including an Enzo), motorcycles, 1000 horsepower boats and much more. There was something for everyone to enjoy. All proceeds were donated to this year’s charity, Cops for Kids. The management and staff of Boyd Autobody & Glass would like to give a special thanks to all our volunteers, corporate sponsors, silent auction donators, the city of Kelowna and all others who helped to make this great day happen.
As mentioned this year’s proceeds will go to Cops for Kids. They are comprised of “dedicated RCMP members and support people of the RCMP South East District that are committed to assisting children that are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis within the Southern Interior Region of British Columbia. Our charitable foundation was formed in 2001 and since inception we have tirelessly worked to raise funds to continue our ongoing support to the children in communities that we serve. Cops for Kids are devoted to helping the little hearts…in our communities!”
This years car show was a great opportunity for Cops for Kids and Boyd Autobody & Glass to work together and help to support the children in the communities they serve, so we would also like to give a special thanks to the general public who made this year’s car show another great success.