240 Gordie Bonin Passes Away

It is with great sadness to forward the following message to the club. 

From - Jim Kennedy

"My fellow members, a recent supporter of our club and most recently, our “Bowties vs the World” Charity S/S, has left us. On November 29, 2013 in Las Vegas Nevada, “240” Gordie Bonin passed away.

I met up “240  Gordie” a few times over the years and followed his drag racing exploits for a long time, even when he was active though the 90’s. The club had the pleasure to have “240” appear at our 2012 Show n Shine, he signed autograghs & assisted the club in obtaining some autographed photos from his friends for our silent auctions, - he even brought out the restored Front engine dragster that started it all for him, for our show.. He was given the “240” title when he constantly ran his Nitro Fuel Funny Cars at 240 M.P.H or faster. he was the 1st to obtain that speed quicker than anyone else in that class at the time. I had received many e-mails from him since 2012 & he was often thinking of coming out to the event again.

“240” Gordie was truly a likable fella’, a True Canadian Hot Rodding Legend and if you had the chance to chat with him, he was someone who would leave you with an everlasting impression.   His support was Terrific!!!!         

Thank-you “240” for all your help and May God Bless !!!
Jim Kennedy

Condolences to the friends and family of Gordie Bonin. 


November 2013 Meeting Minutes

Here are the minutes from the November meeting, in case you missed out and want to catch up.

Meeting started November 6, 2013 @ 7 p.m 10 members present

Discussion held on the past October’s meeting & Treasurer Report from Oct. Included ,the October’s minutes & Treasurer’s report were widely accepted & passed by the members present..

1- Treasurer’s report for November was presented  and accepted by all present.
2- Upcoming Raffle was briefly discussed, The tickets will be ready & GIVEN OUT to all members at the December meeting/Christmas Dinner & at the January meeting..
Tickets are a book of 30 tickets & sell for $2.00 each OR 3 for $ 5.00 ( SELL, SELL,SELL)
The Prizes are as follows : 1st- 1955 Full Metal pedal car 2nd- a 1957 Chevy front nose Wall hanging 3rd- A $ 100.00 Gas Card… Draw date is at the 2014 Bowties vs the World S/S on August 23/2014..

3- A short report was given on the October “Quick Times” swap meet, The event was well attended and lots of items for sale including some 567 vehicles. Note: The club was not there due to a lack of membership support..

4- Our Annual Club’s Christmas Dinner/Gathering is on Dec.4th at Black Jack’s Roadhouse at our usual upstairs location.. A quick meeting will occur also.. Please Check Our Website for all The Info !!!

5- Discussion on the Event & Club T-shirts was presented, Jim K. is still getting some more price quotes from the various promotion houses, so far the people at Elite Sports have a “fair” price on what we are looking for, some are way too expensive for our needs.. Stay Tuned…
A decision will be made at our January Meeting…

6- A discussion was held on our Club presenting a “Spring Time” swap meet.. Where & When was discussed. One thing known is that it would be a 1 day affair and it was heavily accepted, that the Edmonton area needs this… Request to all members to check into a Location & rental costs for a report to start the Idea “ rolling”, we need a large area to hold this event plus parking and more discussion is needed and a final decision to be made at the February 2014 Meeting.. Nay or Yay…

7- 2014 Club Executive elections are slated at the January meeting, so start thinking of if you or someone you know, want to be in the various positions. They are Club Prez, Club V.P, Club Treasurer, Club Secretary, Club membership Director & Club Social Director ( as of now the full membership are the Social Planners)..

8- A short discussion about the business called “ Premier Garage Condos” was presented, they had their Grand Opening with all the “hoopla” on Oct 26th/2013.. They have a nice showroom and also have a “Club Room” for area clubs to hold their meetings.

9- Once again all members are URGED to use our many features on our Website, most notably the Swap & Shop area..

10- 50/50 was won by Gordie T & other winners were Armand L & Clayton S.
Meeting ended @ 8:30 p.m Next Meeting on Dec 4th Minutes recorded by Brian C.


Annual 567 Club Christmas Dinner

It's that time of year - and for the club's Annual Christmas Supper.

 This year the supper will be December 4, 2013 at Blackjack's Roadhouse around 6:30pm, 18+ Only please.

The cost is $28.99 per person, which includes GST and manditory large-group gratuity.  Payment will be accepted at the door, and there will be prizes.. not to mention the great food we've all come to enjoy from Blackjack's. A cash bar will be available so be sure to have a little extra on hand.

This event is open to all paid members and legal-aged members of their families.

Please contact Don Cornish before November 30 to RSVP for headcount purposes.  1-780-929-2937

2023 BowTies Vs the World

  August 26  @ NAPA AUTO PARTS  173 Street/111 Ave     Contact Jim @ 780-721-5553