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Fall 2017 Newsletter
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:34:48 PM »


With summer at it's end and with winter just around the corner, fall is the time to enjoy that last bit of warm weather. For the lifted members this is one of the best times to go out and find some muddy trails. For the lowered members that put their trucks away for the winter, it's that last time to get out and go for a drive. Whether you're one of those lifted or lowered members, make sure to get out and enjoy these last days of warm weather and take some picture cause it's the perfect time with all the different colors.  Over the past few months the Canada355 community had two large truck meets. Back in the middle of May was a BBQ / Show n Shine 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. Then in the beginning of June was Canada355's 9th Annual Western Canada Super Meet, with (7) members from Alberta and (1) member from the USA making the trip to Jasper for a fun filled weekend. Thank you to all of the members who attended both of these truck meets and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

We are excited to announce that coming up in the next few months, we will be starting to collect submissions for the upcoming 2018 Calendar Submission Contest, as well as, conducting another Fundraising Contest to help keep the site going, so stay please tuned for more details. The community is continuously growing with over 1000 members and more active members everyday.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, because without you guys & gals none of this would have been possible. It is important to keep the club growing, so lets 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. If you have an idea or suggestion for the site, please feel free to contact one of the admins or moderators, because this is your site/club too and you are the largest part of it.

Welcoming New Members: would like to welcome all of the new members that joined our site in the past few months. The 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 Site Guidelines and Regulations.

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

May's New Members: (5)

     June's New Members: (1)

     July's New Members: (3)

     August's New Members: (3)

Blue Colorado
     September's New Members: (3)

Timbubba Awards:
The 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 community, some for attending and participating in Super meets and even some for their unfortunate successes. Please click HERE to see the list of 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 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 will be extending our "save the site" fundraising contest, thanks to DanO for donating the raffle prize back to the site to help raise more money. 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 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) would like to thank everyone for participating in the TOTM contests, we are hoping that more people will be entering the competition. is pleased to announce and congratulate ac_650 for being voted Canada355's April 2017's ToTM maxtoon for being voted Canada355's May 2017's ToTM and to AJ1794 for being voted Canada355's June 2017's ToTM and to parts_guy for being voted Canada355's July 2017's ToTM and to classic69 for being voted Canada355's August 2017's ToTM.

April 2017 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate ac_650.

May 2017 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate maxtoon.

June 2017 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate AJ1794.

July 2017 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate parts_guy.

August 2017 ToTM - Click HERE to congratulate classic69.

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. 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 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.

Another BBQ hosted by the Rock-N-Wash

This event took place May 13th 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. Please click HERE for more details/photos from this show n shine / fundraising event hosted by Canada355.

Western Canada Super Meet - WCSM IX

This year's event took place June 2nd-4th in Jasper, Alberta and it was a fun filled weekend, with lots of sunny weather. There were 8 trucks in total & it consisted of show n shine, dinner at the Jasper Brewing Company, with awards and raffle prizes and lots of shenanigans! Please click HERE for more details/photos from this year's 9th Annual Western Canada Super Meet.

Contributing Exclusive Membership Program

We at 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 recognizes that when you purchase a Contributing Exclusive Membership that you are supporting, 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 invite cards
- 50% Discount on additional 20 pack of invite cards  (available anytime in store)
- Custom signature club banner with an annual update option
- Instant access to ToTM
- Discounts on merchandise pre-orders
- Access to Custom merchandise pre-orders
- Discounts on site sponsoring vendor merchandise
- (1) Custom 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 decision making process and group discussions recognizes that our Contributing Exclusive Members are supporting  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 have chosen to involve it's Contributing Exclusive Members in future site discussing making, after all 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 Store to purchase your Contributing Exclusive Membership Program today!

Featured Media & Topics:

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

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

Photo Credit: Clutch                     Topic: Lets see you flex!

Photo Credit: sparkysz71                     Topic: HOTTIES 'n 355's (NSFW)

Photo Credit: AJ1794                     Topic: Spotted pittman

Photo Credit: 800800                     Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!

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

~NEW~ 2018 Calendar Submission Contest:

We have started accepting submissions for the 2018 calendar in hopes that members will take advantage of the last few days of good weather and go out and take some good calendar quality photos.  Because of the great success of images we received the last couple of years, we are going to keep it the same, all members of will have the opportunity to get their truck in the 2018 calendar by submitting the best pictures of their truck to be judged by the Staff who will be responsible for deciding which images will be used to make a calendar that is full of amazing, impressive images.

Click HERE to submit your photos today!  Remember that you can change your submitted photos at anytime you wish before the deadline, so don't feel obligated to wait because you don't have the perfect picture.  Submit your photos that you have today and if you acquire better photos free feel to change them before the deadline. Sponsor/Vendor:
Do you own or work for a company and are you interested in sponsoring the 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. would like to thank our current sponsors and vendors for supporting 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 a better community. Don't forget to purchase your contributing membership. Please feel free to comment on the newsletter, your feedback is appreciated.

The Team. - Made by Canadians, for Canadians!
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