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June 29, 2012
The Nelson High School Auto Show impressed a lot of people recently by showcasing $3.5 million worth of vintage, exotic and modern vehicles. But perhaps none were more impressed than officials from Carpenter Hospice, the fundraising recipient of $2,500 generated from the event.
The school held its annual daylong auto show in the parking lot of the Burlington high school, displaying 78 cars including Mustangs, Model T Fords, a Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz and Lambergini, that elicited a lot of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from passersby.
While the auto show was a lot of fun for participating students, Nelson High School teacher Tony Assenza says the event provided them with a lot of learning opportunities. The curriculum tie in with the Nelson Auto Show included touching upon Transportation Technology plus the Specialist High Skills Major in Transportation.
“Students learned to set up a prestigious event that involved organization, communication through public relations, developing promotional flyers, learning about different cars and security to protect the cars, responsibility and safety, building trophies using automotive parts, overseeing the judging of cars through votes from spectators, and helping the community.”
The event has grown every year since it first started in 2010, when it raised $700 for MADD Canada with 40 cars.