The BMW Car Club of Ottawa held a special get-together in celebration of BMW’s 100th anniversary in conjunction with the Gatineau Auto Show on August 13th. While it was a bit wet, more than 70 enthusiasts brought out their cars for an excellent day. We had a photographer out from QNR.ca and they had a nice posting on their site Wolfhard provided these for the website- enjoy!
BMW Motorcycle Club Niagara Riders had an excellent celebratory get-together in June. Darryl and Terry Cainey and club members brought out some great vintage bikes on a bright sunny day down in Southern Ontario.
Trillium BMW Club welcomes all members to the BMW Corral at CTMP (Mosport) on July 7-10. The Corral will be part of the Weather Tech pro race weekend. For those of you who have been to one of these weekends, you already know how much fun they are! If you haven’t been, we encourage you to come out! We are extremely fortunate to be working with one of the preeminent dealer networks in the Greater Toronto Area on this initiative.
The Trillium chapter has updated their website and website URL. Please find their new home at https://www.trilliumbmwclub.ca
The International Council of BMW Clubs has set August 20, 2016 (or thereabouts) as the date for clubs to hold celebrations worldwide marking BMW’s centenary. In support of these celebrations, BMW Classic is donating swag (i.e., goodies) to each national club or umbrella worldwide. At the recently completed AGM, it was decided to distribute the swag in support of club events celebrating BMW’s 100 years. Merchandise has arrived at BMW Clubs National office and an itemized list has been distributed to all clubs.
Congratulations to Henry Wong (Car Club Quebec) and Stan Munn (Car Club Southern Alberta) for winning 2016 BMW CC Volunteer of the Year awards. Your local clubs love you guys! and really appreciate the hard work over many years.
Spring is finally here, and many clubs are hosting Advanced Driving Schools. These provide a great opportunity to improve your skills and exercise the car. Here is a short list of events coming up, but many more are available across the country. Check with your local club for more details. April 29/30 Trillium Chapter at Mosport/Canadian Tire Motorsports Park April 30 BMW Auto Club Quebec at St-Eustache May 23 BMW Car Club of Ottawa at Calabogie Motorsports Park June 11/12 BMW Club Atlantic at Atlantic Motorsport Park With many more to follow, June, July, August, September – things are happening every month!
The BMW Clubs Canada will have it’s Annual General Meeting near Toronto on Friday April 22, 2016. Please contact your club directors to find out more. Each club has a designated National Director tasked with interacting with the National Club and most of the national directors will be attending the AGM.
Welcome to the new BMW Clubs Canada Website. The old website was showing it’s age, slow to respond and at constant risk of malicious activities. The new format is aimed at having the most important information available quickly and easily, using a robust and more secure platform. Look for more changes and content as I work out how best to implement some of the features. Chris P / webmaster
BMW Canada continues to offer a 2% discount for club members on the purchase or lease of a new BMW Automobile or Motorcycle. Join the growing number of club members taking advantage of this fantastic offer. See the Benefits section for more information.