Cowichan Valley Car Picnic moving to new location at Kelsey

The Cowichan Valley Car Picnic, first started in 1985, is the best "fun" car event on Vancouver Island and also the longest running.

This year the picnic is moving to a new location: Frances Kelsey Secondary School on Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road.

This show, the 29th annual celebration, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10.

The entry fee for cars is $15 and all funds raised are used to support local Rotary Club projects.

The car s, whi ch range f rom modern sports models to vintage beauties and blast-from-the-past milestones from the ’50s and ’60s have been known to even include a Stanley Steamer or a 1920s Rolls Royce.

The Rotary Club will provide a food concession onsite.

As is traditional at this event, participating cars can join a convoy for a backroads tour before the show. If you are interested, please meet at the Valleyview Shopping Centre (junction of TCH and Cobble Hill Road) at 10:30 a.m.

The convoy will leave at 11 a.m. This picnic has previously been held at Brentwood College but organizers say they have been advised by the school that the field will no longer be available for the car show, and after thanking their previous hosts, are now getting ready to start a new tradition up the road.