Our team from the CARP National Office in Toronto, and volunteers from the local Georgian Bay Chapter, including new Chair and local resident, Ian Kerr, got all shook up at the 2010 Collingwood Elvis Festival this past July.
Anthony Quinn, CARP Manager Community Development grew Elvis sideburns just for the weekend.
In conjunction with our friends at AM740 and VisionTV, (official media sponsors of the event) CARP was able to secure a prime location for our traveling tent, right in the heart of all the Elvis action.
CARP VP and GM Eric Vengroff, with Zoomer Media’s Marisa Latini hang out with a local blonde.
Collingwood Ontario is home of the world’s largest Elvis festival. Now in its 16th year, and with over 120 Elvis’ on hand, the event offers four jam-packed days of Vegas-style shows, Tribute Artists competitions, outdoor concerts, children’s activities, collectibles, a midway and an Elvis Parade, featuring the Tribute Artists cruising down Collingwood’s main drag in classic cars.
“Parade of Elvi”
Zoomers make up the majority of visitors to the Elvis Festival, and it is therefore the perfect venue for CARP to create awareness of our organization, our advocacy work and the benefits of CARP Membership.
Zoomers crowd the CARP tent on a hot Saturday afternoon.
The thousands of folks who stopped by our tent during our three days on the shores of Georgian Bay were treated to free popcorn, a CARP Pen or Pin, and entered a raffle for prizes from our CARP Affinity partners, including AVIS, BUDGET and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
We signed up many new members, and informed hundreds more about the good work that CARP is doing on their behalf.
For more information on the Elvis Festival in 2011, visit www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com, or call (705) 445-1030 Ext. 3279
Local CARP Members, Shah and Rudy among the many volunteers who lent a hand on the weekend.