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Boogie getting bigger

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The Valley Cruisers has the cure for the winter blues. It involves shining up your ride, charging the battery and cruising downtown to boogie.
Boogie in the Badlands is going into its 26th year. The Spring Thaw Show and Shine has evolved from a one-day car show to a weekend event. While the Saturday Show and Shine is still the mainstay of the event, it is bookmarked with all kinds of activities with the gearhead in mind.
Barb Lubinski tells the Mail last year’s 25th-anniversary show was one of their best, and they were bursting at the seams. This year, they have made space for even more cars as well as all kinds of other attractions. They are utilizing the new downtown plaza as well as the former plaza parcel, enough for 300-320 vehicles.
“We have Elvis this year,” she exclaims. “We have a variety of food trucks and we have vendors this year.”
The Show and Shine is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 in the downtown core. They already have strong preregistration, with people signing up from across the province as well as neighbouring provinces.
Before Saturday, enthusiasts can join the club for its Friday Night Cruise. They will be forming up on 7th Avenue East near DVSS at 7 p.m., and then heading out across the 11 Bridges to Wayne and The Last Chance Saloon where refreshments and a band will be waiting.
“The Friday night cruise seems to be taking off as part of our event,” said Lubinski.
There is also a Pancake Run on Sunday morning.
“We launch from DVSS at 10 a.m. and go to the East Coulee Community Breakfast,” she said.
The annual Show and Shine lives by the ethos, ‘run what you brung’ and welcomes all makes and models, from bikes to big rigs. It can be a modern ride, a classic, or a project in progress. There are 13 prizes for all kinds of categories.
For more information, to preregister or sign up as a vendor, go to

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