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 2020 will celebrate its 24th 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 faces some unique challenges. We will be offering a modified program with limited opportunities to raise funds. 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 broaden support to include four charities: Alberta Diabetes Foundation, Diabetes Candada – DCamps (Alberta), DRIFCan in Support of ADI, and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, To date, Rock ‘N August and its partners and event participants have raised more than $1,020,000.