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Winter 2017 Newsletter
« on: January 31, 2017, 09:26:08 AM »
WINTER 2017 NEWSLETTER




Introduction:

First off, the Canada355.ca Staff hopes that everyone had a Merry Christmas, as well as, a safe and Happy Holidays! ..hopefully everyone’s wish lists involved some new upgrades and modification for their trucks! The winter driving season has officially begun, which means the snow has arrived or is starting to, so make sure that you adjust your driving habits to suit the road conditions. Remember whether you think you are a great driver or even a professional race car driver, there are other people on the road that can be the real danger. Also make sure if you’re out partying, that you drink responsibly and always have a designated driver because we would like to see all our members (and their trucks) make it through this winter season.

So with 2017 just beginning, we have a lot in store for our members, including Canada355.ca's Annual Western Canada Super Meet / Annual South Eastern Canada Super Meet, as well as, some new ideas for Canada355.ca apparel pre-orders, also finishing off 2016’s ToTM contest and voting on 2016’s ToTY, which is the most prestigious award our forum can hand out. So the Canada355.ca Staff would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our members, because without you guys & gals this would have not been possible.

It's important to keep the club growing, so let's get out there and collect new members! Whether it's a local Colorado/Canyon that you see driving around or a fellow owner on another site, invite them to the club. Just so you know, we are not done introducing new features to the site yet. We are currently working on some new features, so stay tuned to see what we have up our sleeve for you guys and gals. If you have an idea or suggestion for the site, please feel free to contact one of the staff, because this is your site/club too and you are the largest part of it.



Welcoming New Members:
Canada355.ca would like to welcome all of the new members that joined our site in the past few months. The Canada355.ca community currently is continuing to grow. We encourage new members to introduce themselves to the site in the "New to the Forum.." section where you will find an introduction post already created for you. Be sure to tell us a little bit about yourself and your truck and how you found the site. We're all photo junkies, so if you have some pictures of your truck, post them too. I can assure you that you'll get an overwhelming response from your fellow enthusiasts and lots of welcomes.

If you have any questions you can refer to the Official New Member Handbook. Also make sure to review the Canada355.ca Site Guidelines and Regulations.

Please join us in welcoming all our new members to the site...

September's New Members: (4)

Matt0111
Battleboy13
TheZombi
Troutshow
 
    October's New Members: (6)

coryhussey
355s_worldwide
ccC
wcoledem
murderado
Isiddall
 
    November's New Members: (7)

Ackerman860
boyblue
10064
Stothers21
Gxtreme
Jase19822006
MelaB
 
    December's New Members: (5)

pheengurs
Sam
Doneuald18
fishyjeff
oxide
 
    January's New Members: (1)

mgbro



Canada355.ca Awards:
The Canada355.ca Award System is a method for member recognition. These awards are given to members that have gone above and beyond on the site in some form or another.  There is a wide variety of awards that can be given to our members. Some are awarded for their success, some for their contributions and commitment to the Canada355.ca community, some for attending and participating in Canada355.ca Super meets and even some for their unfortunate successes. Please click HERE to see the list of Canada355.ca awards, and feel free to let us know if you think yourself or another member qualifies for an award .

Note: We are always looking for new awards to create and add to the list of Canada355.ca Awards, so if you have award ideas, please contact one of the Canada355.casStaff members. It's your club too...Made by Canadians, for Canadians!



~NEW~ 2016 Truck of the Year (ToTY) Voting Poll
Another year has past and we have several members competing for the title of Canada355's 2016 Truck of the Year, so please click HERE to cast your vote.  For those who don't know how the Truck of the Year competition works, it's a voting poll where all Canada355.ca members come together to choose which truck best represents the Canada355.ca community.  To be a contestant in the Truck of the Year competition you must be the winner of one of the monthly Truck of the Month competitions, where members are allowed to submit their entry each month and to see if they will be crowned Truck of the Month.

2016 ToTY Contest Entries: (Click on the following names to see their submissions)

January 2016 ToTM Winner, Sparkysz71
February 2016 ToTM Winner, Destri
March 2016 ToTM Winner, HEYElliott
April 2016 ToTM Winner,  Funzo
May 2016 ToTM Winner, Mascott
June 2016 ToTM Winner, AJ1794
July 2016 ToTM Winner, Parts_guy
August 2016 ToTM Winner, 800800
October 2016 ToTM Winner, Slade
November 2016 ToTM Winner, Foxywalshy
December 2016 ToTM Winner, Clutch

So please, take some time and review each ToTM winner's entry and decide which member/truck should represent Canada355.ca and be crowned Canada355.ca's 2016 Truck of the Year!  The voting will close on February 10th, 2017 and the winner will be announced on February 11th, 2017.



Truck of the Month (ToTM) Winner(s)
Canada355.ca would like to thank everyone for participating in the TOTM contests, we are hoping that more people will be entering the competition.  Canada355.ca is pleased to announce and congratulate Slade for being voted Canada355's October 2016's ToTM and to Foxywalshy for being voted Canada355's November 2016's ToTM and to Clutch for being voted Canada355's December 2016's ToTM.

October 2016 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate Slade.


November 2016 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate Foxywalshy.


December 2016 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate Clutch.


Every month we get a good number of competitors facing off for the ToTM title, and it is always interesting to see the outcome. Be a part of the battle and vote for the truck you think is worthy of the ToTM title. Click HERE visit the ToTM voting section. The polls usually run from the 1st of the month and close on the 15th at 11:59PM so make sure to get your vote in on time.

Canada355.ca is always accepting entries for ToTM Contest. The contest is FREE to enter and open to anyone who is registered on the site. In order to be eligible for ToTM you must have a minimum of 25 posts or be registered as an official Canada355.ca club member. The winner will have their truck displayed on the home page of the site and be entered into the coveted Truck of The Year Contest. Make sure that you are eligible for the ToTM contest by reviewing the ToTM Rules, click HERE to review the rules. If you are wondering what you need to submit for the contest, a good example of what your submission should look like, is Zeuce's ToTM Submission Example

Click on HERE to check out the ToTM Submission section and submit your entry to get your chance at the ToTM title.



~NEW~ Canada355's Picture Challenge Game

It's a new year and the leaderboard has been reset, so let's get this year's contest going and see who can claim the top spot!

How to play:
- First person to go out, take a picture and posts it is the winner. Points will be awarded.
- Try not to make the challenges impossible. Keep it fair and fun.
- There must be a way to identify the truck as a 355, since that's the name of the game.
- The winner is responsible for making a new challenge with optional bonus points, cause bonus points are awesome.
- Remember that after 3 days the challenger can beat their own challenge and claim the points.

Rules:
1) After 3 days you can beat your own challenge.
2) After 7 days a new challenge can be issued.
3) Picture must be taken after the challenge is issued. Absolutely no Photoshop, screen shots or printed pictures.
4) Photographer can't be driving, truck must be in park and no selfies while driving, its dangerous.
5) Challenges cannot be illegal or dangerous.
6) The next challenge must be posted. The date of the post is made will be used (refer to rule #1 & #2)
7) No duplicate challenges, but incomplete challenges can be used.

Points will be awarded if the following challenge criteria has been met:
3 points - picture is posted within 24 hours of the challenge.
2 points - anytime after the first 24 hours.
2 points - bonus points.

Click on HERE to check out Canada355's Picture Challenge Game.



Contributing Exclusive Membership Program



We at Canada355.ca decided that it was time to change our membership program. Our last program consisted of two memberships, the Premium (One Year) Membership and the Lifetime Membership.  Our new program consists of just one membership, the Contributing Exclusive Membership, but will be available in four different payment plans. We feel that any member who purchases a membership should be considered a contributing member and all contributing members should have the same membership, meaning that there should be no difference in membership based on the price of the membership.

The Contributing Exclusive Membership is obviously not mandatory and you can always continue as a regular member, but there are advantages to purchasing a membership.  This membership is a lifetime membership and Canada355.ca recognizes that when you purchase a Contributing Exclusive Membership that you are supporting Canada355.ca, and it is our goal to ensure that all Contributing Exclusive Members receive some benefits for their support.

When you purchase a membership you will receive the following;
- Official Contributing Exclusive Member status
- Official Contributing Exclusive Member badge
- 30 Canada355.ca invite cards
- 50% Discount on additional 20 pack of invite cards  (available anytime in Canada355.ca store)
- Custom signature club banner with an annual update option
- Instant access to ToTM
- Discounts on Canada355.ca merchandise pre-orders
- Access to Custom Canada355.ca merchandise pre-orders
- Discounts on site sponsoring vendor merchandise
- (1) Custom Canada355.ca decal (Will receive a promotion code to redeem your decal from The Grafx Shop's online store)
- Access to Contributing Exclusive Member section
- Access to Contributing Exclusive Member only raffle contests (free contest with option to purchase additional raffle tickets)
- Access to Canada355.ca decision making process and group discussions

Canada355.ca recognizes that our Contributing Exclusive Members are supporting Canada355.ca.  Because of this we think it is important to make sure that these members are involved in the site discussion making process.  The staff are here to make sure that the site is clean and organized and running the way it should be, but the site was build for it's members and site discussions should be made with it's members.  So Canada355.ca have chosen to involve it's Contributing Exclusive Members in future site discussing making, after all Canada355.ca was made by Canadian for Canadians!.

Because we only have the one membership we have decided to offer four different payment plans, to hopefully accommodate everyone. Below is the breakdown of the available payment plans;

Click HERE to visit the Canada355.ca Store to purchase your Contributing Exclusive Membership Program today!



Featured Media & Topics:

Here are some featured topics on the Canada355.ca forums, just click on the links below to visit the topics.


Photo Credit: AJ1794                     Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!


Photo Credit: parts_guy                     Topic: What did you do to your 355 today?


Photo Credit: destri                     Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!


Photo Credit: Dirty Dave                     Topic: What did you do to your 355 today?


Photo Credit: Clutch                     Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!


Photo Credit: HEYElliott                     Topic: HEYElliott's 4x4 CrewCab "The Punisher"


Photo Credit: parts_guy                     Topic: parts guy's 2006 Colorado Z71 Crew Cab - 'Muskoka Edition'


Photo Credit: Clutch                    Topic: Clutch's "Yeti" build thread.



Canada355.ca Sponsor/Vendor:
Do you own or work for a company and are you interested in sponsoring the Canada355.ca club/site? We are always looking for new opportunities with sponsors, so if you are interested in sponsoring the club/site, please contact us to get some more details regarding our Sponsorship Programs. We will also be introducing an Affiliate Program for those "Do-it-yourself"-ers who like to work hard at home creating things for fellow 355 drivers.

Canada355.ca would like to thank our current sponsors and vendors for supporting Canada355.ca and it's members (Click on the sponsor name to visit their section):

- The Grafx Shop
- Brothers Sportswear & Equipment
- Dream Kasting Moulds
- Amsoil c/o Xtreme4U2NV



Ending Notes:
Once again we would like to thank all of our members new and old, for continuing to make Canada355.ca a better community. Don't forget to purchase your contributing Canada355.ca membership. Please feel free to comment on the newsletter, your feedback is appreciated.

Regards,
The Canada355.ca Team.

Canada355.ca - Made by Canadians, for Canadians!

Thank you again to classic69 for putting this together.  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 10:16:40 AM by classic69 »
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Offline Mascott

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Re: Winter 2017 Newsletter
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 12:17:52 PM »
Good job. A good read. Nice to have everything put together like this.
2010 5.3L V8 GMC Canyon SLE Z71 Crewcab 4x4 | 1-1/2" Body Lift | 2" TBar Crank | 3/4" Front Diff Spacers | Ball Joint Flip | 2" Rear Shackles | Bilsteins | 285/70R17 Duratracs | Utlra Wheels | Body Mount Trim | K&N | Intake Tube | E-Fan | PTB | Big 3 | Dyno Tuned | Shift Kit | Servos | Beast Sunshell | Wide 2-4 Band | Z-Pack 3-4 Clutch | Trans Cooler | 2200RPM Stall Converter | Synthetic Everything | E-Brake Relocate | Tonneau Cover | Bed Rack | Auto Tailgate Lock | Black Door Handles | Line-X Bedliner | Custom Tube Bumpers | Weathertech Floor Liners | Vent Visors | Blazer Overhead Console | Dual Hi/Lo Mod | LED Dome, Footwells and Glove Box | Tinted Brake Lights..... To Be Continued....

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Re: Winter 2017 Newsletter
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 01:36:59 PM »
Thanks for putting this together for the forum. They are always nice to read through when released.
2006 GMC Canyon | 3.5L I5 | 5 Speed | 4X4 | Earthrocker | 2012 Chevrolet Colorado | 5.3L V8 | 4X4 | Yeti

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Re: Winter 2017 Newsletter
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 04:44:06 PM »
Great write up! Thanks for this!
2012 Canyon SLE ext cab 2wd, 2.9l I4