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Spring / Summer 2017 Newsletter
« on: May 04, 2017, 10:17:57 AM »
SPRING / SUMMER 2017 NEWSLETTER




Introduction:
The next few months are the best months of year for the Canada355 community.  Not only because the weather is starting to get warmer and the sun is starting to shine, not only because of the shows, meets and mudding available.  But because in the next few months Canada355 will be hosting a couple of very big events, one is the 9th Annual Western Canada Super Meet and the other is a BBQ / Show n Shine fundraiser in support of The Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society - GEARS which is an organization dedicated to helping & protecting animals.

The first event will be taking place June 2nd-4th in Jasper, Alberta and it's not too late to attend. The 9th Annual Western Canada Super Meet only comes once a year, it is a fun filled weekend, consisting of show n shine, group dinner at the Jasper Brewing Company, with the ability to mod if needed cause this is the time to get all the help you need, awards and raffle prizes and lots of shenanigans and memories to be made. Click HERE for more details regarding this years 9th Annual Western Canada Super Meet.

The second event will be a BBQ / Show n Shine happening on Saturday, May 13th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Rock-N-Wash in Edmonton, Alberta to help raise money and collect donations in support of The Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society - GEARS which is an organization dedicated to helping & protecting animals. Make sure to bring some money because you'll be able to purchase raffle tickets for $10 each to possibly win some very nice prizes. There will be a local food truck on site, Mr. Chimi Churri - The Argentinian Barbeque King, helping us out with the barbeque. So please click HERE for more details regarding this BBQ / Show n Shine hosted by the Rock-N-Wash.

Thank you for being a part of the Canada355 community, without you guys & gals this would have not been possible. It is important to keep the club growing, lets get out there and collect new members, whether its a local Colorado/Canyon that you see driving around or a fellow owner on another site, invite them to the club. If they are really interested in the site see if they are interested in attending the nearest local Monthly Mini Meet, or better yet make sure they attend of the this year's Super Meets.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for the site, please free feel to contact one of the admins or moderators, because this is your site/club too and you can be a 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...

January's New Members: (1)

mgbro
 
     February's New Members: (4)

Dangerchevy
pagzz17
Waterloo355
GordonFreeman
 
     March's New Members: (2)

Harlestonchew
ncoleman88
 
     April's New Members: (3)

Fhmrado07
VCyyc
Rcolonna
 
     May's New Members: (5)

alysonvr
daniettew
BladnZ85
MountainMan
DeryckSellars19



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~ Save The Site Fundraiser / Contest
We are pleased to announce that Canada355.ca will be doing a "save the site" fundraising contest. Members will be able to purchase raffle tickets to increase their chances at winning the raffle draw. Tickets will be available for purchase from the Canada355.ca store for only $5.00, so make sure to purchase yours today to increase your chances of winning this awesome prize.   









The prize for this Save The Site Fundraiser / Contest will be a diecast 1965 Chevrolet C-10 Stepside Pickup Lowrider with opening hood, doors, tailgate. It was donated by Joanne at Diecast Depot Ltd. which is approx valued at $110 CAD, here's a few pictures of it but you may click HERE for more details about this "save the site" fundraising contest. You may also click HERE to purchase your $5.00 raffle tickets to increase your odds of winning this awesome prize.   



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 Dirty Dave for being voted Canada355's January 2017's ToTM and to Destri for being voted Canada355's Febuary 2017's ToTM and to HEYElliott for being voted Canada355's March 2017's ToTM.

January 2017 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate Dirty Dave.


Febuary 2017 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate Destri.


March 2017 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate HEYElliott.


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.



Western Canada Super Meet - WCSM IX



Click HERE for more details regarding this years 9th Annual Western Canada Super Meet.



BBQ / Show n Shine Hosted by the Rock-N-Wash



Click HERE for more details regarding this BBQ / Show n Shine hosted by the Rock-N-Wash.



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: Clutch                    Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!...Random Truck Photos


Photo Credit: timler                     Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!...Random Truck Photos


Photo Credit: classic69                   Topic: New Colorado/Canyon pricing released.


Photo Credit: AJ1794                   Topic: What did you do to your 355 today??


Photo Credit: AJ1794                   Topic: Sightings - Spotted pittman!


Photo Credit: classic69                  Topic: HOTTIES 'n 355's (NSFW)


Photo Credit: classic69                  Topic: Classic69's 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71



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 click HERE 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!
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Re: Spring / Summer 2017 Newsletter
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 10:46:37 PM »
Good read, thanks for putting this together!
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Re: Spring / Summer 2017 Newsletter
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 07:20:21 PM »
Very nicely done  :thumbsup:

Props to you and the Team!
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