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October 12th 2013

British Car Council Toy Run

This was the 2nd Annual British Car Council Toy Run, a great event to gather in a beautiful space with good friends from our common love of our British cars. This was the event we gathered together to help make children's Christmas joyus.

And, to keep us joyus there were doughnuts and coffee in the morning (and well into the afternoon), soup and a roll for lunch and tarts. To entertain, and have fun with us were the Orange Peel Morris, a Borders Morris troupe and so much more. With them was a joint Celtic Fiddle Orchestra made up from Oakville Celtic Fiddle Orchestra and the Georgetown Celtic Fiddle Orchestra. It was the perfect fall event to end off the season.

One of the activities we missed, due to the weather, was the Escarpment Tour created by Paul Dullaert. Here it is , you can take the tour yourself, and for a while here you can even see some fall colour.

In the week before the October 6th event the Sunday weather forcast had worsened. It dithered between cloudy with a 40% chance of rain and just cloudy, but by the end of the week had come solidly on thunderstorms.

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Image-002 But that did not put off the 35 to 40 cars, and their drivers and co-drivers, which braved the foggy day.

Gerry Hancock

Image-082 The weather was foggy enough to put a stop to the tour arranged by Paul Dullaert. There were fall colours, but no one could see them. Participants were also hard pressed to see the cars in front of and behind them, intersections, or cliff edges.

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Image-109 Almost lost in the distance Vaughn Miller arrives in his parents Midget

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Image-111 Coming out of the mists, Phil's Daughter Rachael and Granddaughter Veronica

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Image-110 Grandpa is alway a warm safe place for Veronica

John Griffith

Image-103 The fog did not put off Santa, he does have Rudolph after all.

Andrew Cowie

Image-115 He was cooly calculating in his mind, who was naughty and who was nice.
I think this is the "Naughty" look

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Image-116 There were little gifts for the "Nice" ones.
Was Wendy naughty?

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Image-117 Even cute little dogs get something from Santa

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Image-118 Phil with Santa. Job well done.

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Image-003 Here Mike Sweeney's Riley is swarmed

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But wait! The Orange Peel Morris dancers were coming to the end of their morning set of dances. Let's go see!

Andrew Cowie

Image-121 The Orange Peel Morris (aka The Greater City of Orangeville, Peel, Dufferin and Simcoe County, Anti-Temperance League, Light Orchestra, Caroling & Choral Society, Mummering Troupe, and Border Morris Dance Side) is a group preserving Morris Dancing, Carolling, and seemingly any raucous activity that can be packed into any open space, tavern, and pub.

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Image-122 Mooris Dancing was an "Moorish" import into King Edward the first's court. Edward may not have been the best or most well loved King but he did bring a little culture to the court.

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Image-128 Eventually it went out of fashion in the court but was embraced by the peasant population. Different areas had different flavours of costume and dance.

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Image-129 Morris dancing evolved into a form of entertainment with an exorbitant price. It seems the Lord of the Manor was expected to put out after a set of dances. If the Lord did not respond well enough he would have a plough pulled through his garden. The landowners had their status reflected in their home and in their garden. The perpetrators of the garden defacement would be in disguise, sometimes cross dressing, with all manor of snubs shown in their clothing. In some there is even facepaint.

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Image-012 A top hat, a great place to collect pins and badges. See the feathers, those are from the Lord's pheasants, it's one of those snubs. The instrument the hat is sitting on is a North African drum.

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Image-013 Down at the bottom are the shoes, today a pair of canvas deck shoes with tri-colour laces!

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Image-011 The Orange Peel Morris

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Image-014 Gil Melo with his XK140

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Image-015 Paul Dullaert with his 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

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Image-019 Ron and Wendy Freeman's XK8

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Image-020 Bill and Angela Davies' Little Dog

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Image-022 David Wood's (me) 1960 Austin Healey Sprite

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Image-023 1979 Innocenti Mini owned by Michael Debono

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Image-144 MGB of Arnold and Anne Koopman

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Image-094 Chris Tank's Triumph Stag

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Image-026 Chris Hodgson's XJ8

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Gerry Hancock

Image-083 John Fitchie unrolling the tool bag

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Image-093 The operating theatre is ready to learn

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Image-084 Just a few adjustments

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Image-141 Looking good, in tune or not

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Image-032 David Farmer's Morgan

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Image-033 Peter Conway's E Type

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Image-034 Peter Conway's MGB

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Image-039 Phil and Wendy's Jaguar Sovereign

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Image-041 Mike Payne's Midget

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Image-085 And, Mike Payne with Ray Shier

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Image-042 Phil also has this Jaguar XJR

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Image-043 Tony Hughes with his Jaguar

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Image-044 Jim and Edith Walker's S Type Jag

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Image-137 The Miller's MG Midget

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Image-045 Rainer Holst's Jaguar VDP

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Image-048 Ray Shier's Morgan

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Image-135 Roger Tipple's MGB GT Targa

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Image-134 Jon Tipple's 1973 Austin Mini 1000

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Image-049 Bill and Angela Davies' 62 Consul 375

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Image-051 - Mike Sweeney's Riley

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Image-052 The Departures Start

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So much for those departing! They missed an afternoon of Celtic folk music from the Oakville Celtic Fiddle Orchestra with some from the Georgetown Celtic Fiddle Orchestra. There were standards from Ireland, Cape Breton, and even one from the States.

Many from the Orange Peel Morris stayed well into the afternoon enjoying themselve immensely..

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Andrew Cowie

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Image-057 Listening And Enjoying the Music

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Image-066 These two will dance at the drop of a hat

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Image-063 Did I mention there were door prizes?

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Image-069 Phil bringing in family from Wales for a bit

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Image-067 Here is what we are all here for. Toys for kids who may not have it as good as those in attendance.

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Image-068 These kids, little Orange Peels, had a great time

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Image-156 The organizing committee.
All doing good and having a good time at it!

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Image-074 Now the toys have to be bagged up to go off with the Salvation Army
We didn't get to do a photo at the gas station this year, I guess we were bad last year. :(
It did not much matter as there were very few of us left

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Image-076 Time for a few last pictures

Andrew Cowie

Image-153 Some one made a run for the gas station!

John Griffith

Image-108 Chuck, Carmie and Katrina McCormack

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Image-077 John Tatham
Last year I wrote,"John never left being 6 ".
Well I was wrong. He did grow and mature from 6
He just brought along all that was the best of a 6 year old.

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Image-078 I was left with three tarts. I offered but now one bit.

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Image-079 Jim and Daniel Colburne make a fashionably late arrival

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Image-080 It was official. They made it. They donated their toys. I hope they had a fun drive!

John Griffith

Image-087 Phil and Wendy Miller, thanks for making this a great day!
(and for finding my camera bag!)

Check out:
British Car Council
Orange Peel Morris
Oakville Celtic Fiddle Orchestra
Georgetown Celtic Fiddle Orchestra
Mark Whitcombe's Pictures
Andrew Cowie's pictures
 

































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