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9th Semi-Annual

Big Daddy's Hot Rod Round Up
Charity Car Show

Friday June 28th - Sunday June 30th

New this year: Pin Up contest

June 28th

  • Arrivals for overnighters

  • Evening Movie Night put on by the Roadmen Car Club

Event Schedule

June 29th

  • Registration 8am - 10am

  • Car Show 10am - 5pm

  • Dance 7 - 12 PM

  • Raffle, prizes & awards 4 - 5:30 PM

  • Pin Up contest, details to follow

  • Food available all day

June 30th

  • Car cruise poker run 10am - 2pm

  • Pancake breakfast

Ticket Information

$10

Entrance Fee for Public PP

Children under 12 Free

$20

Family with registered car

& driver w/ wristband for

evening invite only dance

$35

Camping for 3 days or $15

per night camping

Payable to Keremeoes

Rodeo Association

Must have a wristband to attend the Evening dance.

Our Charities

Our main charity is always the Make a Wish Foundation BC /Yukon. Make a Wish grants wishes for critically ill children. Big Daddy’s Hot Rod Car Show has granted a Wish for the Last 8 years. 

(First $10k)

Make a Wish Foundation BC / Yukon

Our second charity is SOWINS (South Okanagan Women In Need) Penticton raises money to support women, youth, and children in need. Helps to fund programs and services for women and their children that are fleeing from violence and abuse. 

SOWINS (South Okanagan Women in Need) Penticton

This year we are supporting our local Keremeos/Similkameen Starfish Pack. They provide students at Cawston Elementary School and Similkameen Secondary School with nutritious, easy to cook foods to take home on the weekends to combine with other ingredients that families may already have. 

Local Keremeos / Similkameen Starfish Pack

The remainder of the funds over $10000 will be split between the latter 2 charities.

About Us

Hello, our names are Dennis & Kim Grassick (AKA: Big Daddy & Big Block Betty).

 

As the organizers and hosts of Big Daddy's Charity Car Show, we're thrilled to support three incredible causes: the Make-A-Wish Foundation B.C./Yukon, SOWINS (South Okanagan Women In Need), and the Similkameen Starfish Pac. (Keremeos/Cawston).

Our journey in fundraising began years ago with small car shows on our street in Maple Ridge. Combining our passion for vintage culture, cars, and pin-up, we found a way to support charities close to our hearts. Our inaugural event was dedicated to the Susan B Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in honour of my mother Shirley's journey. Since then, we've expanded to organizing events like Maple Ridge Senior Secondary School's Dry Grad, raising funds for the graduating class of 2011.

With each event, our family finds joy in giving back to the community while enjoying cherished moments together. These gatherings serve as reunions for friends and family, all while making a positive impact on local causes. We're grateful for the continued support and look forward to many more successful fundraisers ahead.

Our journey began with intimate, invite-only events at our Maple Ridge home, continuing now in Cawston, where we reside. Over time, these gatherings have evolved into semi-annual shows, with our upcoming event marking our 9th show. Throughout this journey, we've forged deep connections, fostering friendships that have transformed into what we now proudly call family.

In addition to the Make-A-Wish Foundation B.C./Yukon, SOWINS, and Similkameen Starfish Pac., we've extended our support to other worthy causes. These include the ALS Foundation, in honor of our friend Dave's battle with ALS, Ovarian Cancer Canada in memory of the late Elly May Day, Heart & Stroke in remembrance of Dennis' father Terry, and the Keremeos/Cawston Food Bank.

Our shows have been described as unique experiences, far from your average car show. They're characterized by action-packed excitement, personalized touches, and an intimate atmosphere. We strive to create an environment where guests transition from being attendees to becoming cherished members of our extended family.

This year marks a significant milestone as we open our doors to the public for the first time. Collaborating with the Keremeos Rodeo Association, who generously provide the venue and grounds for our show, allows us to expand our reach while supporting a vital community organization. We're honored to partner with the Rodeo Association, contributing to their revenue and promoting their venue for future events. Their unwavering community support is a testament to their significance, and we're privileged to have them onboard.

The success of our show over the years owes much to the unwavering support and generosity of our community, friends, family, and neighbouring businesses. Your contributions in the form of gifts, monetary donations, merchandise, sponsorship's, and food & beverages have been instrumental in making each event a resounding success, drawing in large crowds and raising significant funds for our chosen causes.

We are deeply grateful for the countless individuals and businesses who have rallied behind us, offering their support without hesitation. Their donations have all been provided pro-bono, allowing us to maximize the proceeds directed towards our charitable endeavours.

A special acknowledgement is due to the Wheelbarrow Foundation and local businesses like Dutchies Transfer LTD, whose substantial contributions and matching donations have further bolstered our fundraising efforts. Their ongoing support is a testament to the spirit of generosity and community collaboration that defines our endeavours. We feel immensely blessed to be surrounded by such incredible support, enabling us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.

To date, our show has raised over $62,000 for various charities, with our primary goal being to grant a wish each year, typically totaling $10,000, and distribute any additional funds equally among the other two charities. In our last show in 2021, held at the Keremeos Rodeo grounds and attended solely by friends and family, we achieved our best fundraising year to date, raising an impressive $22,200 on the Saturday alone.

 

However, we're poised to surpass that milestone this year with your participation and support!

This year's event kicks off on Friday evening with a Drive-In Movie organized by the Roadmen CC, exclusively for our registered weekend attendees. On Saturday, the car show opens to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM, followed by raffles and awards from 4 PM to 5:30 PM. Sunday will feature a Pancake Breakfast and Booze Cruise & Poker Run for our registered weekend attendees.

We are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meet all of you and look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,

Big Daddy & Big Block Betty

Award
Categories

All trophies are just for fun.

All awards are handcrafted by

show attendees, CC's and Sponsors.

Guaranteed Unique and like no

other Trophy you will covet!

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By selection of judges & creator of this Trophy

Best of Show

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Coolest Truck

By selection of Judges & creator of this Trophy

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Will pick itself by the person going through the most drama getting to the show

Hard Luck Award

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By selection of judges & creator of this Trophy

Coolest Hot Rod

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Chosen by hosts and Outsiders CC for most unique and creative Hot Rod

Outsider CC Perpetural
Memorial Trophy

Special Guests and Appearances

We are excited to announce the Japhands Kustoms will be a special guest at this years show! Japhands Kustoms specializes
in hot rods, motorcycles, specialty Kustom projects and hand made parts.

Japhands Kustoms

We are excited to have Dixie Fried Hep Katz this year! Rockabilly revivalists electrify the stage with their vintage sound, igniting the crowd's passion throughout the day.

Dixie Fired Hep Kats

Playing all of the songs of the great John Fogerty and CCR, "Bad Moon Risin" recreates the excitement and enjoyment of that era.

Bad Moon Risin' A Tribute to CCR
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Brick Yard plays 'Dance Rock' music for the enjoyment of fans at a variety of entertainment events. Brick Yard performs songs by artists such as Mellancamp, Steve Miller, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Daniel Wesley, Elton John Barney Bentall, Bryan Adams, Van Morrison, Bad Company and more.

Brick Yard

Our Sponsors

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Registration Information

Registration is 8 AM - 10 AM. All Vehicles Welcome Registration Goody Bags for the first 50 Cars

$20

Car and driver

Payment by Cash/Square Debit/Credit

Event Opportunities

We will appreciate any help offered for Parking team, Set up & Take Down, Registration Tent etc.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To become a supporter of Big Daddy’s Hot Rod Round Up, please contact us below. Our dedicated team members will happily arrange a meeting to discuss inquiries.

Your participation will be recognized through printed materials and announcements throughout the event. Donations exceeding $500 will be featured on our poster, webpage, and Facebook event page. Please keep a copy of the donation letter for your records.

If you're donating items for the raffle, feel free to include coupons, advertising brochures, or other promotional materials for inclusion in our 50 first-come, first-served registration bags. We welcome small giveaway items to help promote your business.

Sponsorship Opportunities
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Vendor Space is Available (you provide your own supply Tables, Tents Etc.) with priority given to businesses and artists that are of a car, Vintage, Nostalgia type Culture related. Space is available for $25 or a donation to our Raffle prizes of Equal or Greater Value. At this time we are unable to offer electricity to vendors.

 

Please Note that the Hosts Dennis & Kim Grassick & Keremeos Rodeo Association are not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed product or event set up & belongings due to weather, theft etc.

Vendor and Exhibitor Information

Get in Touch with Us

Looking for more information, interested in showing, wanting to volunteer, or looking to sponsor us? Feel free to contact us.

 

Kim: 604-616-4599 | Dennis: 604-418-3110

E-Mail at denkim1967@gmail.com 

Thanks for submitting!

Where to find us

Keremeos Rodeo Grounds

3012 River Rd.

Keremeos BC.

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