On May 22 a group of six CRMC Miatas departed Calgary and Canmore heading for Vernon BC to participate in the Okanagan Valley Miata Club’s Topless Sun Run. The six arrived in time to participate in Fridays show and shine of 100 Miata’s from across Canada and the Pacific Northwest. We were also joined by a seventh Miata from the CRMC who had taken a more leisurely trip.
Saturday nearly 100 Miata’s toured the back roads of the Northern Okanagan Region. We enjoyed seeing the impact that the convoy of Miata’s had on the community with locals waving, cheering and running to take photos.
The group stopped at the Historic O’Keefe Ranch for lunch then departed for a twisty drive up the mountain to the Silver Star ski resort for a group photo (cars only please). The day wrapped up with a banquet at the Village Green Hotel.
Sunday had two exit tours scheduled one for those departing to the east and a second for those heading west. The majority of the CRMC group opted to participate in the day’s third tour with stops at Davison Orchard and three vineyards’ for wine tastings. Our departure was delayed until Monday. On Monday the group split up with some folks taking the more direct route home, while others opted for a longer days drive via the Needles ferry. A couple of Miata’s stayed a few days longer to visit with friends and to take a more leisurely trip back to Calgary.
There were lots of stories shared, friendships made, and acquaintances renewed over the weekend.