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North Okanagan car clubs holding cruise to honour frontline workers

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May 14, 2020 - 3:02 PM

Members of North Okanagan car clubs are getting together this weekend for a car cruise dedicated to the region's frontline workers.

With car shows and other events cancelled for the season, Cam Jammers Car Club member Tony Metz along with a member of the Drifters car club came up with another idea.

"We thought why not do a cruise," Metz said. "We call it The Frontline Workers' Support Cruise."

The cruise will leave the parking lot of the Village Green Hotel in Vernon Saturday afternoon.

"We're going to... cruise by the first responders and end up at Vernon Jubilee Hospital at 7 p.m. for the drive-by," Metz said.

Metz, who is a former firefighter, said he expects about 40 to 50 classic cars to join the cruise.

The convoy will start by heading up Silver Star Road to the BX-Swan Lake fire hall before then heading to the Armstrong fire hall. They'll take back roads to return to Vernon for to drive-by the RCMP detachment, the nearby B.C. Ambulance station and the Vernon fire hall. They'll then make their way to the Coldstream fire hall before heading to the fire hall in Lumby.

Heading back towards Vernon the cruise will finish at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at 7 p.m. for the shift change and to honour health-care workers.

Metz said car shows and other club events normally charge an entrance fee which the club then uses to give back to the community. As this won't be the case this year, he's urging those taking place to make a donation to the food bank or the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

Metz, who'll be driving his 1955 Pontiac two-door hardtop, said there's no need to register and participants just need to turn up at the Village Green Hotel at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 to take part.

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