The North Island Cruisers:
are registered under the Society Act as a “not for profit society”. That
means that we can raise money through events like our car show, but that the
club shall carry on its objectives without gain for its members, and profits or other
accretions to the society shall be used in promoting its objectives. Our practice
has been to make significant donations to local causes and charities whenever
possible. The following is an excerpt from our constitution that explains the
purpose of the North Island Cruisers:
The Purposes of the Society are as follows:
(a) To promote and encourage the restoration, modification and upgrading
of motor vehicles with a primary focus on vehicles thirty (30) years old
or older, but also including sports cars, muscle cars, race cars, exotics
and special interest vehicles as defined by the members.
(b) To share knowledge of the members of the Society on the area of
restoring, modifying and upgrading of motor vehicles.
(c) To hold meetings and arrange for social events, competitions and rod
runs for its members and others sharing the same interests.
(d) To arrange for insurance, periodicals and publicity for the benefit of its
(e) To promote motor vehicle safety and courtesy and foster public
understanding of its objectives.
Each year, on Sunday of the Labour Day weekend, the North Island Cruisers
host an incredible car show in downtown Campbell River. The efforts of
volunteers from the North Island Cruisers, as well as other local car clubs, bring
one of the biggest events that takes place in our beautiful city. Local merchants
support our efforts by sponsoring the trophies and t-shirts, while the City of
Campbell River and Tyee Plaza Shopping Centre allow the use of the main street
and shopping centre parking lot. Service clubs from the area supply food kiosks,
first aid, and have 50/50 draws to build excitement and raise money. Rock & roll
music fills the air and Tyee Plaza provides a live band for entertainment during
the event. The quality and variety of the entries provides something for every
taste, as the show is open to all types of vehicles. The main focus is on vintage
cars and trucks and includes sports cars, muscle cars, racecars, exotics and
special interest vehicles. Participants have come from as far away as California.
Proceeds from the event benefit local charities.