Western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia)

My name is Paul Maciejowski. (pronounced Macie-jowski, hard J) A small group of us have begun the planning for the 2019 caravan. We have started with the province of Alberta and will be reaching out to British Columbia and Saskatchewan as well. As noted we have Graham Borley for support and experience. the following is what we have at the moment:

Captain: Paul Maciejowski, pmaciej09@gmail.com, 403-848-4721
My address for participant credentials:
Paul Maciejowski
139 Ackerman Crescent
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, T4R 3B8
Alberta South Co-Captain: Larry Sandul, ldsandul@telus.net, 403-701-0500
Alberta North Co-Captain: Ken Turner, kenandheather2@hotmail.com, 780-918-0306

We are planning to join the Pacific Northwest Group in Rapid City on the run towards Bowling Green in 2019. Ken has been in touch with Ed Saari of the north Central Region to discuss logistics from Wisconsin Dells from that point down as well.

Heather, Ken’s wife is working to block off rooms through our drive to and from the event. Larry is working with our counterparts in BC and soon Saskatchewan to build support and organize and assign leaders in those areas.

In advance, Thank you and we look forward to meeting you in person August 2019!

Paul Maciejowski

4-3-19 Hello from Western Canada!

Planning is well underway and the excitement is growing north of the 49th. Our initial group met with the past Captain, Graham Borley in January of 2018 and had an insight into the planning, organization and time it takes for this event. Graham did also point out the absolute enjoyment everyone had that took the trip to Bowling Green in 2014

We have been hard at work for many months and looking forward to a wonderful trip down and meeting people along the way.

Here’s our new team for 2019:

Team

Captain – Paul Maciejowski, Red Deer, Alberta, pmaciej09@gmail.com

MaciejowskiHi everyone. I’m very pleased to be the 2019 Captain for our Western Canada Caravan.We bought our car in 2011 and did not realize how it would open doors to meeting so many great people during our travels. For the past 8 years I have organized cruises and trips through the Canadian Rockies. Winding roads and scenery that just has to be experienced and never gets old.

Along with my wife Joanne we are looking forward to August 2019 to meet and visit with people from across North America as we travel to and from Bowling Green.

Co-Captain – Ken & Heather Turner, Edmonton, AB, kenandheather2@hotmail.com

TurnerThis our first caravan experience; my wife and I are excited to be Co-Captains for Northern Alberta. We fell in love with the new C7 design and proceeded to build our corvette in 2015. We affectionately call him BabyRay, and he’s extremely photogenic and popular with both the tourist as well as the locals. We’ve helped organize many local cruises in Alberta for our extended car family as well as being on the organizing committee for Wheels fo Wishes Show & Shine, all proceeds to Make A Wish Northern Alberta. We look forward to meeting other corvette enthusiasts and seeing all the sights along the way.

If you have any suggestions or would like to participate in the 2019 Western Canada Caravan we look forward to hearing from you.

Co-Captain – Larry Sandul, Calgary Alberta, ldsandul@shaw.ca

SandulHi, I own a 2003 Z06 and enjoy the three disciplines of long weekend events sanctioned by the Canadian Corvette Clubs of Canada – navigational rally, show ‘n shine, autocross slaloming and always the Friday night cruises. I’m looking forward to helping organize the 2019 Western Canada Corvette caravan and, especially, the trip to and from Bowling Green.

 

 

 

Leader – Craig Reavley, Duncan, British Columbia, creavley@shaw.ca

Hi everyone. This will be nd I had participated in the 2014 Caravan. For the 2019 Caravan, my 16-year-old son Xander, will be travelling with me. 2014 was an amazing experience and we are looking forward to the 2019 edition. In 2014 we travelled down in our 2000 convertible and the jury is still out on whether we will drive it again or bring our 2017 Grand Sport.

Sponsorship – Raelene Cunningham, Edmonton, Alberta, ccagencies@telus.net

Hello Everyone, My name is Raelene Cunningham and in charge of Spopnsorship/Marketing. I’m pleased to be part of this committee. Darren, my husband had bought our first corvette, a 2017 Black Stringray in the fall of 2017. As I travelled with Darren we came to find out how much fun the car is and the great car family that we have met. We decided to purchase a 2018 Carbon 65 last year. We have been on many cruises and have planned a few of our own. Both Darren and I are looking forward to driving our cars down for the 2019 Caravan to Bowling Green.

Banners/Merchandise – Dennis Dittmer, Edmonton, Alberta, dditmer@gmail.com

We are looking forward to the 2019 Caravan, meeting and traveling with a great group of Corvette enthusiasts. We have participated in a caravan to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2015 and also the Plastic Fantastic Show & Shine in San Diego.

We own a 2016 Blade Silver Stingray and participate in weekend cruises plus many show & shines locally. My wife and I enjoy the chance to travel and meet new friends as we see new sights, adventures and experiences. Ideas from past trips are always welcome and appreciated.

Dennis & Bonnie Dittmer

Route
The Road to Bowling Green 2019 is the following. As we get input from our other provinces we will add the area leaders and feeder routes to this page

Day 1 – Wednesday August 21st – meet and greet in Lethbridge. Stay over at Lethbridge, AB

Day 2 – Thursday August 22nd – Leave Lethbridge at 7:30am for border crossing.
Check in at Bozeman, MT. (6hr- 590kms)

Day 3 – Friday August 23rd – Leave Bozeman at 7:30am to Rapid City, SD (7hr – 458 miles)
Check in here for 2 nights.

Day 4 – Saturday August 24th – Free day. Enjoy Rapid City, Sturgis, Mt Rushmore, Needles Hwy, etc.
Evening meet the Pacific Northwest Caravan in Rapid City.

(Day 5 to 8 schedule from the Pacific Northwest Caravan. We will be traveling in conjunction with their caravan and others)

Day 5 – Sunday August 25th – Leave Rapid City at 7:30am to Sioux Falls, SD. (4.5hrs – 347miles)
Check in here. The North Central Focal along with the Sioux Falls Corvette Club will be sponsoring a catered barbeque dinner event at the Falls Park.

Day 6 – Monday August 26th – Leave Sioux Falls to Wisconsin Dells, WI. (5.5hrs – 381miles)
We will stage up outside of town with the North/South Dakota Group and travel to Wisconsin Dells, WI to meet up with the rest of the North Central Caravan at Chula Vista Resort. There are hot laps planned at Dells Raceway or you can participate in the many activities at the resort or just relax. Included in your room rate will be free appetizers and cocktails followed by a sit-down dinner in the evening. This is our most expensive hotel for the evening but it does include cocktails, appetizers and dinner.

Day 7 – Tuesday August 27th – leave Wisconsin Dells at 7:30am to Effingham, IL. (5.5hrs – 369miles)
Leave Wisconsin Dells and take a short scenic drive through the Wisconsin countryside and then travel to Bloomington, Illinois for a catered lunch at Leman’s Chevy City. Then we’re off to Effingham, Illinois for an optional catered sit down dinner at Mid America Motor Works with music and dancing.

Day 8 – Wednesday August 28th – Leave Effingham to Bowling Green, KY (4hrs – 224miles)
Stage up at Mid America Motor Works in Effingham and travel our final leg to Bowling Green. This is our shortest travel day at 239 miles (385 km). The caravan will travel to Poseyville, Indiana and stop at the Red Wagon Restaurant for a buffet. We will then stage all participants for the final leg to Bowling Green and have the pleasure of being escorted by a Kentucky state trooper escort set up from the state line into Bowling Green.

Day 9 to 11 – Thursday August 29th – August 31st
This will be your opportunity to see the museum, go on daily driving tours to caves, distilleries, and other things the Museum has planned. We are working on getting a group plant tour booking (We must have all cars in our group for this to happen) There is also the opportunity to do hot laps on the motorsports park track!

Return Options – Alberta Bound

Once the festivities are complete everyone it’s home time. People can head out on their own, with friends or take one of the following routes we have mapped out including accommodations. Bookings for these hotels must be done by individuals planning for that trip

Option 1 – 5-Day “Fast” Trip

Option 2 – Tail of The Dragon

Option 3 – Little Rock

 

Return Options – British Columbia Bound
 

 


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Updated 4/4/19