Rock'n August is an international car show and music festival taking place in St. Albert, Alberta - a suburb of Edmonton. There were close to 550 classic car entries into the event and more than 50,000 people attending, making Rock'n August one of the largest events to take place in the province of Alberta. For 2013, it promises to be another huge year. Visitors to Rock'n August come from all over the Pacific Northwest - British Columbia and Saskatchewan Washington, Idaho and Montana - truly making Rock'n August an international car show.
Rock'n August 2013 will celebrate its 17th year. A number of years ago, the Cosmopolitan Clubs of St. Albert, Edmonton and Sturgeon wanted to create a fundraiser for Diabetes Research and Education. They decided that classic cars and the sounds of the '50s and '60s was the perfect mix and Rock'n August was born. With the support of the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce and the St. Albert Cruisers Car Club, this small, fun-filled event has turned into an international classic car display.
The primary goal of Rock'n August is to continue to be a significant contributor to diabetes research and education. The Alberta Diabetes Foundation at the University of Alberta has set the international benchmark for treatment of diabetes with Islet Cell Transplantation. This year Rock'n August will make every effort to bring $150,000 to the doctors and researchers who specialize in this disease that will affect one in four Canadians in the next three to four years. All funds raised by Rock'n August remain within the province of Alberta.
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