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Stop by the Dave Martens Memorial Show and Shine this Father’s Day

by Shanine Sealey

The 2nd Annual Dave Martens Memorial Show and Shine will be taking place on Sunday, June 16th from 1pm-4pm on Centennial Drive North in Martensville.

The free event is being organized by Dave Martens daughter Jamie, who is also Martensville’s Deputy Mayor and the Sask Party representative for the Martensville-Blairmore constituency in the 2024 election.

Last year, Martens decided she wanted to do something to commemorate her father’s memory and a car show seemed like the perfect way to do this, as Dave had spent many years as an auto-body man, as well as an incredible painter and chrome artist.

“Throughout the car community, my dad was very well known and I wanted to start a scholarship program in Martensville to honour his name. The scholarship will be an auto-body scholarship, but if no one decides on that trade, it will be an auto scholarship with anything to do in the automotive trade,” Martens explained.

In 2023, Martens hosted a petting zoo on Mother’s Day and decided that a car show would be a nice addition to the community to help celebrate Father’s Day, and thus, the Dave Martens Memorial Show and Shine was born.

“I started working on planning the car show, designing and making T-shirts by hand and invited car enthusiasts to join. In our first year, within a short time frame, we were able to attract 75 cars in total. This year, I am hoping for over 100 cars, and we also have stock cars joining us.”

The event will also consist of a barbecue, a T-shirt sale, door prizes, back-drops for photo taking, the chance to sit in a stock car and Smartys Ice Cream.

Proceeds from this event will go towards the Dave Martens Auto Scholarship.

“My father was a staple of our community and this is a way to honour him, as well as many other fathers. I am planning to hold this car show annually and add more festivities each year.”

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