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Quilts & cars return to Ladner

Annual Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show is set for Sunday in Village

It's that time of year again. Thousands of locals and visitors alike will descend on Ladner Village this Sunday for the annual Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show.

Hosted by the Ladner Business Association, the event is in its eighth year and typically attracts in the area of 10,000 people and hundreds of classic cars and colourful quilts.

The show started out as a popular quilt exhibit and the addition of the classic cars came a few years later.

Since the addition, hundreds of vintage car owners have attended the show every year to proudly show off their restored vehicles - from Cadillacs and Austin Minis to hot rods and muscle cars, like Camaros and Corvettes.

As of Monday afternoon, there were already 150 cars pre-registered and many more typically register on the morning of the show. There are usually about 300 cars on display during the show.

One change to this year's event is the awards will be handed out by judges instead of voting by the public.

Each year, a myriad of quilts are put on display in many shop windows throughout Ladner Village while the cars are displayed along 48th Avenue and Delta Street. Most of the quilts will already be on display by Saturday, allowing for a sneak peek before the big show.

Quilt Walk organizer Matt Wheeler said members of the Boundary Bay Quilters Guild would be in front of his store, the Quilted Bear, doing demonstrations for the public throughout the day; and Open Space Yoga will be transformed into a large quilt gallery for the day.

In addition to the cars and quilts, visitors can take in the music of Tom Cats on the show stage between 10 a.m. and 3: 15 p.m.

Organizers have also lined up lots of prizes, vendors, refreshments and more. There will be vendors on hand selling car-related merchandise, including die-cast collectable cars, shirts and aprons.

Before heading out to take in all the cars and quilts, visitors can fill up at the pancake breakfast at the Ladner Legion on Delta Street.

The breakfast will be available between 8 and 11 a.m. Minors are allowed inside the Legion until 11 a.m. The $5 cost includes pancakes, sausages and hash browns with coffee or orange juice. At lunchtime, the Legion will also be selling burgers and hotdogs, and will have a beer garden starting at 11 a.m. and entertainment with Bob Marlowe.

For more information about the show, visit www.ladnerbusiness. com.