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Did You Know? November 2019

It is that time of the year. I’ve put my car into storage, but I had to wait for the snow to melt after that mess we had at the beginning of October! I’ve also made the switch to the collector car MPI coverage when I put it into storage. I initially resisted this switch strictly on pure vanity, since I didn’t like the colours of the plates (black on yellow, going back to Manitoba’s original plate colours, for those old enough to remember). However, after realising how much money I could save by changing over, my Winnipeg bargain hunting money sense overcame my vanity. The changing of the insurance was an interesting process with filling out the requisite MPIC forms and then have your vehicle collector status validated by someone from the MAAC. Luckily for us Red River Region members, this was made considerably easier because one of our members (Bernard Harfield) is one of the approved evaluators for MPIC and was extremely helpful to me getting this completed. Speaking of vanity, I have applied for the personalised version of the collector plates and made my 3 choices. At this time, I haven’t received my plates so I’m not sure which of my choices I will have for next year (my firefighter plates will have to be retired and find a spot on my garage wall).

Our last major event this 20th anniversary year is our Holiday dinner at the Manitoba Club which will be on November 30th. The invitations have been mailed out so you should be getting them in the mail during the week of October 28th. If you have not attended a Holiday Banquet in the past you may want think about doing so this year as we have another great raffle prize of a Porsche Experience day in Atlanta Georgia (you can only buy tickets at the Banquet and you must be in attendance to win)! This prize includes airfare for 2 and 1-nights accommodation thanks to Anderson Le at Porsche Centre Winnipeg. All the proceeds of this raffle will go to charity. PCW have been fantastic supporters of Red River Region PCA and we are truly thankful for their continuing support!

If you are unable to come to the Banquet please remember our regular meetings are the first Wednesday of the month. November’s meeting will be on the 6th at Tony Romas on St James Street with many of us coming early to have supper before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 p.m.
See you at the Banquet!

Gord Favelle