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, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2102 (St Albert) 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 2022 will celebrate its 26th 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 850 extraordinary automobiles.
The primary goal of Rock’n August is to continue to be a significant contributor to diabetes research and education. This year Rock’n August hopes to be back to the full show everyone has come to know and love. We will make every effort to bring funds 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. Our target is to work with Alberta Diabetes Foundation in Support of the work being done at the Alberta Diabetes Institute. To date, Rock ‘N August and its partners and event participants have raised more than $1,100,000.