By David F. Rooney
Fresh from St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, I was taken completely unawares by the Show ‘n’ Shine that filled the downtown core of the city with visitors and bright metallic colours on Saturday. So it’s a good thing I almost always have a camera with me and snagged 86 images from the event.
I boiled those down to these nine representative photos that I hope you’ll enjoy!
That figure being tossed from the crash simulator set up on Second Street East for Saturday's Show 'N' Shine could be anyone — even young Hope Tigchelaar. In fact, Const. Gary McLaughlin shows her the dummy was just her size! David F. Rooney photo The Red Hat Ladies are herded into place by Jean Taakinen (left) and photographed by Irene Murphy during the Saturday Show 'n' Shine. Like a force of nature, these lively senior ladies are frequent participants at public events. David F. Rooney photo Firefighters Josh Krynski and Dan Sculnick show off one of the Fire Rescue Services fire trucks to curious families at the Show 'n' Shine. David F. Rooney photo Steve Bender renews his friendship with the microphone as one of the MCs for Saturday's Show 'n' Shine as Wayne Murray (left) chats with Soundman Extraordinaire Grant Leiterman. David F. Rooney photo This cherry red beauty 1937 Ford 5-window coupe was exhibited by its owner, John Kernaghan of Enderby. David F. Rooney photo Normaly, fuzzy dice might seem a little cheesy, but they work as an adornment to this gleaming coal-black 1959 Chev Corvette owned by Peter Robinson of Spruce Grove, Alta. David F. Rooney photo It looks a little naked, but this golden chassis owned by Don and Jo Hawker of Revelstoke is soon to become the mechanical foundation of a 1932 Ford. David F. Rooney photo Alex Kimmie of Armstrong brought this lovely 1931 Chev Coupster and its tiny trailer to the Show 'n' Shine. David F. Rooney photo And, finally, can you imagine driving this gorgeous 1961 Impala through the mountains? Owner Rick Skirzyk did — all the way from Grande Prairie. David F. Rooney photo