Donalda Coulee Show and Shine a success with over 60 vehicles in attendance

Over 60 vehicles of varying types descended on Donalda for the Show and Shine on Aug. 6. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Over 60 vehicles of varying types descended on Donalda for the Show and Shine on Aug. 6. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
In addition to the show and shine, the Donalda Gallery was also open displaying the hand-made creations of local talent. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)In addition to the show and shine, the Donalda Gallery was also open displaying the hand-made creations of local talent. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Along with the car show, the Donalda Gallery and Museum were also open.Along with the car show, the Donalda Gallery and Museum were also open.
A variety of different vehicles attended the Donalda Coulee Show and Shine on Aug. 6. (Photos by Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)A variety of different vehicles attended the Donalda Coulee Show and Shine on Aug. 6. (Photos by Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Along with the car show was a small farmer’s market near the Donalda Lamp. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Along with the car show was a small farmer’s market near the Donalda Lamp. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Even some tractor owners got in on the action, showing a 1959 John Deere P30 Diesel.Even some tractor owners got in on the action, showing a 1959 John Deere P30 Diesel.
Dale Scharf of Armena, Alta. brought his 1940 Plymouth Coupe out for the show. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Dale Scharf of Armena, Alta. brought his 1940 Plymouth Coupe out for the show. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Vehicles of all shapes and sizes were on hand for the car show, including this 1969 Plymouth Cougar owned by Jim and Kathy Groundwater. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Vehicles of all shapes and sizes were on hand for the car show, including this 1969 Plymouth Cougar owned by Jim and Kathy Groundwater. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Spectators and displayers came from all over for the 2022 Donalda Coulee Show and Shine on Aug. 6.Spectators and displayers came from all over for the 2022 Donalda Coulee Show and Shine on Aug. 6.
One of the two early-model John Deere tractors can be seen registering for the Donalda Show and Shine on the lawn near the old firetruck on Aug. 6.One of the two early-model John Deere tractors can be seen registering for the Donalda Show and Shine on the lawn near the old firetruck on Aug. 6.

A variety of vehicles of all makes and models descended on the East-Central Alberta village of Donalda on Aug. 6.

The vehicles were in town as part of a full day of activities in the village, which included the Donalda Coulee Show and Shine, an outdoor farmer’s market and more.

For the show and shine, 63 vehicles took part ranging from a 1930’s John Deere tractor to motorbikes to a host of different vintage cars and trucks spanning the decades.

The participants in the show and shine were competing for trophies in both the “competitors choice” class and the “people’s choice” class. Competitors choice winners were first, Kevin Staal of Camrose with his 1954 GMC half-ton, and second, Doug Hoyme with his 1960 Chevrolet Impala. The peoples choice winners were first, Les Hastey of Edmonton with his 1955 Chevrolet Belair, and second, Mel Andres of Donalda with his 1948 Style Master Coupe.

In addition to the car show, the Donalda Gallery and Museum were also open for spectators to check out.

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