Karl Proude, from wellington, calls himself the “Godfather” of the 17th annual three-day event at Abrams Village that kicks off on Friday, August 4.
“I’m carrying the reins this year, and I hosted the event right back when it started in 2006,” he grinned.
Camper enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Meet with the goal to promote the Acadian area and culture, as well as spark an interest in the home on wheels.
“We hope to meet our goal of 100 vintage, fibreglass trailers, truck campers, motor homes and tear drops,” noted Proude, who also owns a 10-foot vintage Canadian camper built in 1967 that’s equipped with a multifunctional space.Karl Proude sits inside his Vanguard camper built in Richmond, B.C., in 1969. The camper contains a foldout table, seats that transform into a bed, plenty of storage space, a gas stove and sink, and a fibreglass drop-down roof that prevents wind drag when out on the open roads.
His nostalgic camper, built by Vanguard in Richmond B.C., contains a foldout table, seats that transform into a bed, plenty of storage space, a gas stove and sink, and a fibreglass drop-down roof that prevents wind drag when out on the open roads.
“It’s immaculate for the year,” noted Proude. “I purchased the camper three-years ago in Charlo, N.B., and I don’t believe there’s another one of this style in existence.”
This year marks a milestone for his classic Canadian camper.
“It turns 50 this year, so as part of the event we will have a Canadian themed ‘Show and Shine’ around the campsite. Prizes will be awarded to the camper decorated with the best Canadian theme,” he said, while acknowledging Canada turning 150.
The fun-filled event that includes music, food, and Acadian hospitality is held once every three-years in P.E.I.
The next stop will be New Brunswick.
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