“We had such a great turnout this weekend and we not only raised a few eyebrows, but we raised an impressive amount of money for three charities that are very close to my heart,” said Rob Myers, founder of RM Sotheby’s.
The organizers of the RM 40th anniversary are calling the celebration weekend a “resounding success” for Chatham-Kent, saying tens of thousands of people showed up for the celebration while $250,000 was raised for local charities.
The three organizations benefiting from money raised at RM 40th and RetroFest were the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation, and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation.
“We had such a great turnout this weekend and we not only raised a few eyebrows, but we raised an impressive amount of money for three charities that are very close to my heart,” said Rob Myers, founder of RM Sotheby’s, in a press release. “I’m beyond thankful to all the organizations and volunteers that got involved and to make this truly the best collector car weekend that Canada has ever seen.”
Of the thousands who attended the weekend’s events, organizers estimate that 25,000 out-of-towners visited the RM grounds on Saturday.
“The RM 40th anniversary was one of the biggest events Chatham-Kent has ever seen,” said Fannie Vavoulis, RM 40th’s event chair. “I’m very thankful of our community for coming together and enjoying it all safely and happily.”
Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff said seeing people come together and raise funds for the community made him proud.
“It was an amazing weekend,” he said. “It couldn’t have been better.”