Rock’n August is a summer-time tradition in St. Albert and is supported by a partnership of the area Cosmopolitan Clubs, the St. Albert Cruisers and the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce.
Every summer the Mayor of St. Albert proclaims this period of time “Rock’n August Week”. With this event attracting enthusiasts from across Western Canada and the United States, St Albert is proud to host it’s out of town guests, but is especially grateful for the enormous support that the citizens of St. Albert give to this fundraiser for the Alberta Diabetes Foundation.
Classics of the past – this is the soul of Rock’n August. Returning to the carefree days of the past, remembering Elvis, Fats Domino, prom nights and sock hops make us appreciate what we had and yearn for again. But the past wouldn’t be the past without the automobiles that are now classic, expensive and treasured by their owners. Tender, loving care is the only way to describe the treatment afforded these cars – one cannot look at them without memories of the past flooding back and in the distance, the sound of Rock and Roll
Rock’n August 2017 will celebrate its 21st year of operation as the finest festival of Cars and Music in Western Canada and the City of St. Albert’s third largest annual event.
A number of years ago, the Cosmopolitan Clubs of St. Albert, Edmonton and Sturgeon wanted to create a fundraiser for Diabetes Research and Education. They decided that classic cars and the sounds of the fifties and sixties was the perfect mix and Rock’n August was born. With the support of the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce and the St. Albert Cruisers Car Club, this small, fun-filled event has turned into an international classic car display showcasing over 600 extraordinary automobiles.
The primary goal of Rock’n August is to continue to be a significant contributor to diabetes research and education. The Alberta Diabetes Foundation at the University of Alberta has set the international benchmark for treatment of diabetes with Islet Cell Transplantation. This year Rock’n August will make every effort to bring $150,000 to the doctors and researchers who specialize in this disease that will affect one in four Canadians in the next three to four years. All funds raised by Rock’n August remain within the province of Alberta. To date, Rock ‘N August and its partners and event participants have raised more than $680,000.
Alberta Diabetes Foundation recipient of Rock’n August donation for diabetes research & education.
Edmonton – The Alberta Diabetes Foundation is excited to announce that they are the recipients of a generous donation of $80,000 from the Rock’n August group. Rock’n August has moved away from donating towards equipment costs and starting 2010 has entered into a fellowship with the Diabetes Foundation to fund two researchers to work towards a cure.
Rock’n August is a partnership between the St. Albert, Edmonton, and Sturgeon Cosmopolitan Clubs, the St. Albert Cruisers and the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce. The ongoing support of the Rock’n August group in raising funds for diabetes research and education provides a strong community relationship, as well as funding for the Alberta Diabetes Foundation and the Alberta Diabetes Institute.
In its 20th year of operation, Rock’n August is an international classic car and music show that takes place throughout the City of St. Albert from August 8th – 12th, 2017. The cheque presentation is the official kickoff for the 2017 Rock’n August Event. The Alberta Diabetes Foundation is thrilled that Rock’n August has set a fundraising goal for this year’s event to raise $150,000 for diabetes research and education.
We are very pleased to report that the 2016 edition of Rock’n August was a record-setting success with over 900 cars in attendance. The committee consisting of The St. Albert Cruisers Car Club, Cosmopolitan Clubs of Edmonton, St. Albert, Sturgeon and the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce worked countless hours to ensure the success of this year’s classic car show fund raiser for the Alberta Diabetes Foundation.