This Sunday, June 17 is the Seaside Cruizers annual Father’s Day Show n’ Shine in Qualicum Beach. — NEWS file photo

Classic cars take over Parksville Qualicum Beach for Father’s Day weekend

The Seaside Cruizers host its 25th annual Show ‘n Shine, Poker Run

Parksville and Qualicum Beach will be bustling with classic vehicles this Father’s Day weekend as the Seaside Cruizers Society celebrate its 25th anniversary.

The society will host a variety of events over the weekend.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night (June 15) with a cruise, open to anyone driving a classic vehicle. The ride will take drivers on a scenic route around Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Participants are asked to be at Parksville Community Park for staging from 5-6:45 p.m. The cruise departs at 7 p.m.

A poker run will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The run is $5 and open to 150 pre-registered vehicles. It will start from the Parksville Curling Club.

Later Saturday night, a street dance will take place from 6-10 p.m downtown Qualicum Beach. The free event will feature live music from the 50s to 70s by Groundswell.

Sunday’s Show ‘n Shine will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the Show ‘n Shine the whole town is wired for sound and music. There will be plenty of trophies to give away and lots of prizes are given out to spectators.

The Seaside Cruizers Car Club was formed by a group of friends in 1993 who all shared a love for classic cars.

“They were doing a low-key sort of thing just because they enjoyed cars and decided they would put on a small car show in 1994,” said Seaside Cruizers Society director Dave Field. “It started off as just a show on Father’s Day and now it’s a weekend of events starting on Friday night.”

Field said the event just kept on growing.

“The first show apparently was about 65 cars or so in attendance in Parksville next to the beach,” he said. “It’s now grown to over 600 cars that we have in Qualicum.”

Field said an exciting addition to the event this year is a donation from WestJet.

“We were fortunate in having WestJet donate a travel voucher which we’re raffling off, it’s worth up to $2,900,” he said. “We’re selling raffle tickets at all the venues Friday, Saturday and Sunday. People can win one trip for two anywhere WestJet flies in the world.”

Visit for more information and to register for the Show ‘n Shine.

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