B.C. PORSCHE OWNERS TO GATHER AT PORSCHE CENTRE LANGLEY FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL PORSCHE RALLY ON SEPTEMBER 22

B.C. PORSCHE OWNERS TO GATHER AT PORSCHE CENTRE LANGLEY FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL PORSCHE RALLY ON SEPTEMBER 22

September 19, 2018 (Langley, B.C.) – Seventy Porsche owners along with their prized Porsche sportscars will gather at Porsche Centre Langley on September 22 to kickstart the annual Porsche Rally charity drive to Whistler. Leading the pack will be the CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group, Christian Chia who will be driving a rare Porsche GT3 valued at $259,990 and decaled with a custom wrap designed especially for the rally. 

"It's going to be an impressive array of vehicles revving up outside our dealership on Saturday morning," said Adam Ma, General Sales Manager of Porsche Centre Langley. "For anyone who loves Porsche, I’d invite them to stop by and take in the sights and sounds of what will be an outstanding display of vehicles.”

The Porsche Rally is organized by Luxury Alliance Group, the same organization that puts on the Diamond Rally and Luxury & Super Car Weekend and is designed to bring the Porsche community from the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver together to network and celebrate their passion for Porsche while raising funds for the Pemberton Firefighters Association. The rally will culminate in Whistler with a group dinner at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler.

Invited Porsche models include 911 GTS, 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera, 911 R, 911 Turbo S, 911 Turbo, 918, Porsche Carrera GT, GT2, GT2 RS, GT3 RS, GT3, GT4, Boxster Spyder, Carrera 4, Singer, RWB and RUF. Proceeds from the Porsche Rally will support the Pemberton Firefighters.

What: Porsche Rally starting at Porsche Centre Langley
When: Saturday, September 22, 8:00 – 10:00 am
Where: Starts at Porsche Centre Langley, 6016 Collection Drive, Langley
Register: www.porscherally.com

The media is invited to attend the launch of the Porsche Rally at Porsche Centre Langley. High resolution event photos and on-site media interviews are available upon request.
For more information about OpenRoad Auto Group and Porsche Centre Langley visit openroadautogroup.com and porschelangley.com. To register for the 2018 Porsche Rally, visit porscherally.com.

ABOUT OPENROAD AUTO GROUP
OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.'s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,200 associates representing 19 quality automotive brands at 23 full-service car dealerships. Established In 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. openroadautogroup.com

MEDIA CONTACT

Tanis Sullivan
Tanis Sullivan Communications
(604) 230-8008
tanis@tanissullivan.com

ANGELL HASMAN & ASSOCIATES WELCOMES TANIS SULLIVAN TO VANCOUVER’S PREMIER LUXURY REAL ESTATE AGENCY

September 5, 2018 (West Vancouver, B.C.) - Angell Hasman & Associates Realty, Greater Vancouver’s premier luxury real estate agency, is pleased to welcome veteran public relations professional, Tanis Sullivan to their elite firm comprised of world-class luxury real estate specialists serving the Greater Vancouver area.

“I’ve known Tanis for several years through her work in the luxury automotive sector and have always been impressed with her skills, professionalism and strong work ethic,” said Malcolm Hasman, Partner at Angell Hasman & Associates. “She’s a welcome addition to our organization and I’m confident she will be extremely successful in her new role marketing some of the region’s most exclusive real estate properties.”

Tanis brings two decades of public relations experience to the Angell Hasman & Associates team. As the owner of the boutique public relations consultancy, Tanis Sullivan Communications, Tanis has a long history of marketing some of the world’s top luxury brands including Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bentley, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz while managing multi-million dollar national campaigns for clients in a range of sectors. Prior to joining Angell Hasman, Tanis also partnered with many top Vancouver real estate developers, including Naikoon Contracting, Lanstone Homes, DMRC Properties and Concord Pacific Group to successfully position and market their brands and individual properties.

As a third-generation realtor and the daughter of a home builder, Tanis’ passion for real estate, comes naturally. She has lived throughout Vancouver, White Rock, the Fraser Valley and the North Shore and has extensive knowledge of many local communities. She is proud to call West Vancouver home and believes strongly in the future of the area as one of the best places to live, work and play in British Columbia.

As a realtor, Tanis is a strong advocate for her clients to ensure a stress-free and profitable transaction every time. Whether she’s working with buyers or sellers, she brings her strong communications experience, marketing skills and solid negotiation experience to provide superior real estate services. Tanis has a proven track record for building trust based on her strong work ethic, consummate professionalism, and her ability to deliver outstanding results with each and every transaction.

For more information about Tanis Sullivan Real Estate, visit tanissullivanrealty.com.

ABOUT ANGELL HASMAN & ASSOCIATES REALTY
Estabished in 1996, Angell Hasman & Associates has set the standard for residential real estate as an independent, boutique firm specializing in luxury properties and comprised of award-winning, accomplished, elite real estate professionals. As Vancouver’s premier real estate agency, Angell Hasman is a respected industry leader in marketing some of Greater Vancouver's most select luxury real estate. The agency’s combined experience and broad knowledge of fine real estate is unmatched in the industry. The company’s sophisticated, state-of-the-art marketing systems and high level of customer service are the reasons Angell Hasman and Associates is regarded as Greater Vancouver’s top luxury real estate firm. For more information, visit angellhasman.ca

MEDIA CONTACT
Tanis Sullivan
604.230.8008
tanis@tanissullivan.com

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver to publicly debut the ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN for the first time in Western Canada during Luxury & Supercar Weekend, September 8 & 9th

VANCOUVER, B.C. (September 4, 2018) – Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver, part of OpenRoad Auto Group, will publicly debut the luxury auto maker’s most anticipated new model of all time, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan during Luxury & Supercar Weekend, September 8 and 9th at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Select media are being invited to preview the event on September 7th from 11:30 to 1:30 pm. Interviews will be available with Steven Wu, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver Brand Manager in Mandarin and English at 12:00 PM. 

The Cullinan is Rolls-Royce like never seen before. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ first foray into the luxury sport utility and is considered the most significant new model in the brand’s century long heritage. The elegant Cullinan SUV offers uncompromised luxury by adapting Rolls-Royce’s signature Architecture of Luxury design into a versatile, family oriented, super-luxury SUV with a host of bespoke features. The 6.75 litre twin-turbo V12 Rolls-Royce engine delivers 563bhp/420kW and 850Nm/627lb-ft of torque to the all-new Rolls-Royce All-Wheel Drive. A four-wheel steering system provides never-before-seen handling. The entire package makes Cullinan capable of overcoming any challenge while still delivering the world-renowned “Rolls-Royce Magic Carpet Ride.’ 

In May 2018, OpenRoad Auto Group opened the new Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver dealership located at 1809 West 5th Avenue on Vancouver’s west side which replaces the former dealership located just a few blocks away. The 4,500 square foot, two level luxury automotive retail centre offers an elegant showroom featuring high end finishes, premium architectural details and space for up to six Rolls-Royce models. The new dealership is currently the only stand-alone Rolls-Royce dealership in Canada. All other Canadian stores combine Rolls-Royce with other luxury car brands like Karma or Lamborghini.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver is currently the top Canadian volume dealer and one of the top selling Rolls-Royce dealerships in the world. OpenRoad Auto Group acquired the Vancouver Rolls-Royce retail store in 2014, and just last year purchased a second Rolls-Royce dealership in Bellevue, Washington along with an established Bentley and Lamborghini retail facility. 

Visit the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Press Club at press.rolls-roycemotorcars.com for the full Cullinan press kit. For details about Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver, visit rolls-roycemotorcars-vancouver.com. For more information about the 2018 Luxury & Supercar Weekend, visit luxurysupercar.com

ABOUT OPENROAD AUTO GROUP

OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.'s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,200 associates representing 19 quality automotive brands at 23 full-service car dealerships. Established In 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. openroadautogroup.com.

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OPENROAD AUTO GROUP APPOINTED FIRST RETAIL LOCATION FOR MCLAREN AUTOMOTIVE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Richmond, B.C. (June 13, 2018) – OpenRoad Auto Group, B.C.'s largest automotive retail group is proudly announcing the addition of McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sports cars and super cars, to its already impressive luxury vehicle roster. OpenRoad Auto Group is now the only retail partner for McLaren Automotive in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. OpenRoad recently acquired Bentley, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Bellevue, Washington making this the company's fourth U.S. brand and the company's 22nd dealership. 

The expansion of its North America area retail network in the greater Seattle area reinforces the strong connection between the brand’s high-performance vehicles and technology.
“We are delighted to be representing McLaren Automotive in this very important market in North America,” added Christian Chia, President and CEO at OpenRoad Auto Group and McLaren Bellevue. “The building work to deliver the facility is underway and once complete, it will be a flagship dealership befitting the McLaren brand. Our interim facility will allow us to serve current customers and followers of McLaren and welcome those who have not yet had the opportunity to experience McLaren products first hand.”

McLaren Bellevue will eventually be based at a brand-new, luxurious facility which will break ground this summer. Once complete, the state-of-the-art showroom will feature the latest visual identity of the iconic British brand, together with a spacious display area and a dedicated workshop facility. In the meantime, McLaren customers and fans in the region are encouraged to visit the temporary, showroom located at 1882 136th Place Northeast, Bellevue, Washington. 

“Our deep base of both existing customers and potential customers makes Seattle and the Pacific Northwest a natural choice for McLaren’s newest North American dealership,” said Mark Maakestad, General Manager at McLaren of Bellevue. We’re thrilled to be able to provide a localized point of sales and service experience so that the region’s supercar owners are spending minimized time away from their vehicles.”

Having previously developed iconic cars including the McLaren F1, McLaren Automotive was founded as an independent global car company in 2010. The British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars develops and utilizes technology and learnings from five decades of race-winning success.

For more information about McLaren Bellevue, please visit mclarenbellevue.com.

About OpenRoad Bellevue
OpenRoad’s Bellevue showroom is the only place for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana luxury car owners, both current and aspiring, to purchase new Lamborghini, Bentley, Roll-Royce and McLaren models. These exotic vehicles are 100-percent customizable to the owners’ requests. Whether seeking an interior the color of a specific article of clothing, or a dashboard displaying artwork from their favorite photographer, Bentley, Lamborghini, or Rolls-Royce owners are able to customize their vehicles to fit their wants, needs and lifestyle.

About McLaren Automotive
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sports cars and supercars. The company, launched in 2010, is now the largest part of the McLaren Group. Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England. The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world. McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fiber chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fiber chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hyper-car, the McLaren P1™. Announced in 2016, the company’s Track22 business plan will see the company invest £1billion in research and development to deliver 15 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2022, of which at least half will be hybrids. 2017 saw the company launch further models in line with Track22 including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna. To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sports cars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world-leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli and Richard Mille.

About OpenRoad Auto Group
OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.'s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,100 associates representing 18 quality automotive brands at 22 full-service car dealerships. Established In 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. www.openroadautogroup.com

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Media Contact:
Tanis Sullivan
Tanis Sullivan Communications
(604) 230-8008
tanis@tanissullivan.com

 

OpenRoad Auto Group acquires Mercedes-Benz Surrey

May 30, 2018 (Surrey, B.C.) – OpenRoad Auto Group, B.C.’s largest automotive retail group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mercedes-Benz Surrey. This newest addition to the OpenRoad family is the company’s first Mercedes-Benz store.

Formerly owned by Silverstar MB Inc, Mercedes-Benz Surrey first opened in 1999 on Fraser Highway and later moved to its current location at 15508 104 Avenue in Surrey in 2002.

“Mercedes-Benz Canada is delighted to welcome Christian Chia from the OpenRoad Auto Group to our family of retailers," said Brian D. Fulton, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "I’d like to take this opportunity to thank George Taubenfligel for the 18 years he was Dealer Principal of SilverStar MB. With the support of a strong team already in place, I am confident that Christian and Mercedes-Benz Surrey will continue to experience sustained success and growth.”

“Mercedes-Benz has always been an aspirational brand for us, so to be able to partner with Mercedes-Benz Canada to represent one of the most premium automotive companies in the world is a very exciting opportunity for us,” said Christian Chia, President and CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group.

The sales and service team from Silverstar MB will now be led by seasoned automotive professional, Jeremy Schaab as the incoming General Manager of the newly named Mercedes-Benz Surrey.

OpenRoad is excited to announce that it will provide enhanced valet service throughout Surrey and White Rock. The company will also introduce its signature Club OpenRoad loyalty plan to Mercedes-Benz Surrey, a program that offers exclusive perks and will allow customers to apply points earned through servicing towards the purchase of future new Mercedes-Benz vehicles. 

For more information about Mercedes-Benz Surrey, visit www.mercedes-benz-surrey.ca

ABOUT OPENROAD AUTO GROUP

OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.'s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,200 associates representing 19 quality automotive brands at 23 full-service car dealerships. Established In 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. www.openroadautogroup.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tanis Sullivan
Tanis Sullivan Communications
(604) 230-8008
tanis@tanissullivan.com

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver, an OpenRoad Auto Group dealer, hosts the North American debut for the Rolls-Royce Cullinan

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver, an OpenRoad Auto Group dealer, hosts the North American debut for the Rolls-Royce Cullinan

VANCOUVER, B.C. (May 17, 2018) – Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver, part of OpenRoad Auto Group, marked the official grand opening of the venerable brand’s new Vancouver showroom, Canada’s first stand-alone Rolls-Royce retail facility. The official unveiling of the luxury auto maker’s most anticipated new model of all time - the Rolls-Royce Cullinan took place during exclusive events for both media and clients, marking the first time the luxury auto maker has held a new model debut in Canada.

“Cullinan will be a game-changer for Rolls-Royce, especially in Canada providing our clients with the ultimate in luxury and a totally capable all-wheel drive vehicle. Our customers expect to go everywhere in luxury and they have demanded a Rolls-Royce that offers uncompromised luxury wherever they dare to venture. Cullinan is that car,” said Pedro Mota, President of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Americas. “The new showroom and facilities at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver showcase the way we interact with our clients, in a luxurious and exclusive setting,” added Mota.

OpenRoad Auto Group’s new Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver is located at 1809 West 5th Avenue on Vancouver’s west side and replaces the former dealership located just a few blocks away. The 4,500 square foot, two level luxury automotive retail centre offers an elegant showroom featuring high-end finishes, premium architectural details and space for up to six Rolls-Royce models. The new dealership is currently the only stand-alone Rolls-Royce dealership in Canada. All other Canadian stores combine Rolls-Royce with other luxury car brands like Karma or Lamborghini.

“It’s an honor to partner with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars for the North American debut of the much-anticipated Rolls-Royce Cullinan while celebrating the official opening of our stunning new dealership,” said Christian Chia, President & CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group. “To host such a significant launch for one of the best automotive brands in the world is a true reflection of the strength of the Vancouver market and our relationship with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver is currently the top Canadian volume dealer and one of the top-selling Rolls-Royce dealerships in the world. OpenRoad Auto Group acquired the Vancouver Rolls-Royce retail store in 2014, and just last year purchased a second Rolls-Royce dealership in Bellevue, Washington along with an established Bentley and Lamborghini retail facility.

Authentic Rolls-Royce engineering – everywhere
Key to the creation of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV was the Architecture of Luxury – Rolls-Royce’s proprietary all-aluminum architecture. The Architecture of Luxury really comes into its own in creating Cullinan. The engineering team behind Cullinan adapted the Architecture of Luxury to the design template of a high-bodied car laid down by Giles Taylor and his design team thanks to its innate adaptability. It was designed and engineered from the ground up in such a way as to be scalable to the size and weight requirements of different future Rolls-Royce models, including those with different propulsion, traction and control systems, thus underpinning the long-term future product roadmap. 

“The drivetrain system we engineered for Cullinan had one key job to do,” explains Caroline Krismer, Engineering Project Leader for Cullinan. “To bring the famed Rolls-Royce ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ to all other terrains possible, while ensuring class-leading on-road behaviour in the SUV sector.” The integration of new technologies into the architecture was key to ensuring the fundamental quality of Cullinan as Effortless, Everywhere.

The 6.75 litre twin-turbo V12 Rolls-Royce engine delivers 563bhp/420kW and 850Nm/627lb-ft of torque to the all-new Rolls-Royce All-Wheel Drive. A four-wheel steering system provides never-before-seen handling. The entire package makes Cullinan capable of overcoming any challenge while still delivering the world-renowned “Rolls-Royce Magic Carpet Ride.’

Designing a force of nature
“At this point in the history of automotive design, SUVs have become homogenous and ubiquitous,” comments Giles Taylor, Director of Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “The label SUV
is now applied to anything with a two-box silhouette and the least suggestion of going off tarmac. We envisioned an authentic, three-box all-terrain high-bodied car with a convention-challenging design and absolute capability that would satisfy the adventurous urges of our clients.”

Contemporary and functional design ensures Cullinan gains iconic status in the face of increasingly bland SUV designs. The first “three-box” offer in the SUV-sector, Cullinan offers individual seating configuration where customers have the option of a unique glass partition wall that creates a distinct environment for passengers, separated from the luggage compartment. The most practical of Rolls-Royces, Cullinan is the most versatile, family oriented, fun-to-drive super-luxury SUV available today. Cullinan offers a suite of Bespoke features developed specifically for the many various lifestyles of its owners including the Viewing Suite and multiple options for a ‘Bespoke Recreation Module.’

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is Rolls-Royce as never before seen. When Sir Henry Royce said, “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it”, he could have had Cullinan in mind.

Visit the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Press Club at www.press.rolls-roycemotorcars.com for the full Cullinan press kit. For details about Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver, visit www.rolls-roycemotorcars-vancouver.com.  Event photos are available by request.

ABOUT OPENROAD AUTO GROUP
OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.'s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,200 associates representing 19 quality automotive brands at 23 full-service car dealerships. Established In 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. www.openroadautogroup.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tanis Sullivan
Tanis Sullivan Communications
(604) 230-8008
tanis@tanissullivan.com

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Celebrate Spring at the Most Colourful Event of the Season!

BLOOM – THE ABBOTSFORD TULIP FESTIVAL
returns April 9, 2018

March 20, 2018 (Abbotsford, B.C.) – Spring is finally here and that means another season of BLOOM - The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is just around the corner! The popular annual springtime festival is scheduled to open April 9 and run daily as long as the blooms last! Visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets online as weekend dates typically sell out quickly. Online tickets will be available for purchase at abbotsfordtulipfestival.ca starting April 3rd.

Now in its third year, BLOOM has gained international attention for its magnificent array of endless tulip varieties and stunning country scenery. Attracting an average of 90 thousand visitors during the typically 5-week festival, BLOOM has become a must-see springtime attraction. With over 2.5 million tulips in bloom at various stages throughout the festival, visitors are able to walk through 10 acres of fields and marvel at one of the most vivid displays of floral beauty British Columbia has to offer.

Located just off Highway 1 at No. 3 Road/Exit 104, and about an hour drive from Vancouver, BLOOM was founded by Alexis Warmerdam, a passionate third-generation Canadian tulip farmer and fourth generation bulb grower with Lakeland Flowers, and a strong advocate for young B.C. farmers. Born in 1989 and raised in Abbotsford, Alexis developed her passion for farming at a young age. She grew up playing in the flower fields on the family farm her Dutch immigrant grandparents founded in 1974. It was Alexis’ grandfather and father who helped to cultivate Alexis’ farming skills and deep appreciation for Dutch horticultural methods. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when Alexis came up with the idea for BLOOM where locals and tourists alike could stroll through tulip fields and enjoy the breathtaking display of colour and some fun in the country. 

2018 BLOOM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • U-Pick Tulip Fields 
  • Tulip Crown Photo Opportunities
  • Tulip Bouquet Sales 
  • Food Trucks 
  • Photo Booths 
  • Covered Picnic Areas 
  • Children’s Games 
  • School Field Trips (K-Grade 3)
  • Discounted locals nights for Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Mission residents.

WHAT:  BLOOM - The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

WHEN:  Opens April 9 and runs daily 9:00 am to 7:30 pm for as long as the blooms last. 

WHERE:  36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, B.C.

HIGH BLOOM TICKET PRICING:

Adults 13-64:  $10 at the gate or $8 online (weekdays), $25 at the gate or $15 online (weekends

Children 3 – 12:  $10 at the gate or $5 online (weekdays), $25 at the gate or $10 online (weekends)

Seniors (65+):  $5 at the gate or online (weekdays), $25 at the gate (weekends)

Magic Hour:  $15 at the gate or $13 online (weekdays), $30 at the gate or $25 online (weekends) Provides sunrise access

Locals Night:  $3 at gate or $2 online on Tuesdays and Thursdays after 3 pm with valid ID
   
Children 3 years and under are free. Parking is included with all tickets.

Special rates also available for groups and the disabled and after 5 pm on weekends. See online for low bloom weekend pricing.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE STARTING APRIL 3 AT abbotsfordtulipfestival.ca

ABOUT BLOOM, THE ABBOTSFORD TULIP FESTIVAL
BLOOM, The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is part the Fraser Valley’s Tulip Trail and was founded by Alexis Warmerdam, a passionate third-generation Canadian tulip farmer and fourth generation bulb grower with Lakeland Flowers. The festival offers visitors a chance to witness a breathtaking techno-coloured display of over 2.5 million tulips in a beautiful country setting. BLOOM has attracted visitors from all over the world and is quickly becoming an annual must-see event. Alexis’ vision is to inspire appreciation for the splendor of the tulip season and give visitors a chance to get up close with over 40 varieties of tulips and enjoy some springtime fun in the country with their friends, family and colleagues. abbotsfordtulipfestival.ca

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Tanis Sullivan
604-230-8008
tanis@tanissullivan.com

 

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Lanstone Homes launches LILY TERRACE, the Fraser Valley’s first luxury condo development in the heart of Fort Langley

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February 2, 2018 (Fort Langley, B.C.) – The Fraser Valley’s first luxury condominium development is coming to Fort Langley with the launch of LILY TERRACE, a limited collection of 24 distinguished residences by Lanstone Homes. With the presentation centre set to open in just a few weeks and sales commencing in mid March, anticipation is building for what will be the first premium condominium offering in the region’s most coveted neighbourhood.

“As second-generation home builders, we’ve been a part of Fort Langley’s evolution into what many are calling “the Kerrisdale of the Fraser Valley” with its high end custom homes, boutique shops and trendy cafes,” said Lanson Foster, Founder & President of Lanstone Homes. “LILY TERRACE will complement the community and appeal to a growing number of young professionals and downsizers with discerning tastes for a low maintenance, premium lifestyle in the heart of the region’s most coveted neighbourhood.”

Focused on premium residential living with a design aesthetic that blends modern luxury and classic heritage, LILY TERRACE is a curated collection of refined private residences located on the corner of Francis Avenue and Church Street in Fort Langley. Designed by Fort Langley-based, Site Lines Architecture with interior design by Sara Brown & Company, LILY TERRACE will honour the community’s heritage while embracing contemporary design influences to become a cornerstone of Fort Langley’s thriving heritage conservation area. Each LILY TERRACE home is designed to be unique and feature high design, exceptional quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Unit options will include walk up flats and loft style condos with custom 1 bedroom plus den, 2 bedroom and 2 bedroom plus den layouts ranging from 1,019 to 1,740 square feet. Homes will also feature premium design options and upgrades as part of LILY TERRACE’s Heritage Collection or Refined Collection with standard luxury features that will include modern, gourmet kitchens with Sub-Zero and Bertazzoni appliances, open concept living and dining areas, spacious master bedrooms with walk in closets, designer bathrooms with heated porcelain floors, wide plank engineered hardwood floors, high ceilings, energy efficient fireplaces with marble wall features, built-in speaker systems and secured underground parking.

LILY TERRACE is just steps from Fort Langley’s boutique shops, cafes, galleries, schools, parks and amenities, as well as the scenic riverside Fort-to-Fort trail. Known as “the birthplace of BC”, Fort Langley has long been a popular tourist destination for its 1840s-era national historic site but it’s also become a highly desirable residential neighbourhood. Over the past decade, Fort Langley has experienced a population increase resulting from several new residential developments, including Bedford Landing and Lanstone Homes’ McBride Station. Even with the increased population, Fort Langley remains an exclusive community with a population of only 3,800 residents. It is also the Township of Langley’s smallest community in terms of housing units at just 1,400 homes. 1,200 of those units are single-family homes with only about 200 apartments and condominiums.

The average detached home price in Fort Langley is now approximately 1.3 million dollars, which is almost double the average price for the rest of Langley. Municipal reports also state that Fort Langley also has the highest proportion of high-income households of any neighbourhood in the Township of Langley, with 19 per cent earning more than $150,000 a year.

“Buyers are willing to pay a premium to own a piece of Fort Langley because they value the kind of lifestyle the community has to offer,” said Danielle Reed, VP Marketing, Frontline Real Estate Services. “With condos now being one of the fastest growing segments in the Fraser Valley, we’re confident buyers will embrace Lily Terrace whether they’re downsizers, young professionals or investors.“

LILY TERRACE sales will begin mid-March with prices starting around the one million dollar mark. The LILY TERRACE Presentation Centre will be located at 9054 Glover Road and will be open by appointment only. Construction is expected to be completed by the spring of 2019. For more information, visit www.lilyterrace.ca

Project renderings, photos, interviews and site tours are available by request.

ABOUT LANSTONE HOMES
Lanstone Homes is owned and operated by Lanson Foster, a second-generation home-builder with two decades of experience in the construction industry. Since first stepping foot on a construction site as a young man, Lanson has worked on over one thousand residential projects across the Lower Mainland and developed a keen understanding of what it takes to make your dream home a reality. Past projects include McBride Station in Fort Langley, Zetter Place and Robertson Ranch Estates in Langley, and many custom homes throughout the Greater Vancouver area. www.lanstonehomes.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Tanis Sullivan
Tanis Sullivan Communications
(604) 230-8008
tanis@tanissullivan.com

OpenRoad brings electric hybrid supercar brand, KARMA to Vancouver

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OpenRoad Auto Group opens KARMA VANCOUVER - Western Canada’s first Karma Automotive dealership

January 25, 2018 (Vancouver, B.C.) – OpenRoad Auto Group is pleased to announce the launch of Western Canada’s first Karma Automotive dealership with the opening of KARMA VANCOUVER, located at 1717 West 5th Avenue on Vancouver’s prestigious west side. The Southern California-based automotive manufacturer known for its luxury electric plug-in hybrid sports cars has partnered with a select number of North American automotive retailers to represent their exclusive brand. OpenRoad Auto Group is one of 12 Karma dealerships in North America, and just one of three in all of Canada.

“Karma is designed for a discerning group of individuals who desire beautiful, clean vehicles and a memorable ownership experience.” said Joost de Vries, Karma’s VP of Sales & Service.  “We believe OpenRoad is our ideal partner for Western Canada based on their long term success with luxury automotive brands, and we’re thrilled to embark on this journey with them."

Founded in 2014, the Southern Californian auto manufacturer has earned a reputation for delivering a combination of advanced technology and timeless design with the new Karma Revero, an ultra-luxury electric plug-in hybrid Grand Tourer sedan, and the first electric extended range vehicle sold in North America, and powered by the sun through its solar panel roof. Employing a series hybrid engine, the Revero’s lithium-ion battery powers its electric motors to turn the rear wheels – giving up to 80 kilometres of pure electric driving range. Each vehicle is truly unique, with individually hand-painted emblems of the company's logo on the front and rear of every vehicle. The inspiration behind the Karma logo was an eclipse, showing a spark of sun, the eternal symbol of endless renewable energy.

“It’s an honour to welcome Karma to our family,” said Christian Chia, President & CEO OpenRoad Auto Group. “We believe strongly in the company and the values they hold, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring this exclusive automotive brand to our discerning Vancouver customers.”

OpenRoad Auto Group will be hosting a KARMA VANCOUVER launch party in the spring of 2018. Select media will be invited to attend. The 2018 Karma Revero will be on display at the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show March 28th to April 1st. Demo opportunities are available upon request at the discretion of the retailer. For more information, visit www.karmavancouver.com or contact Tanis Sullivan at tanis@tanissullivan.com

ABOUT OPENROAD AUTO GROUP

OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.'s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,100 associates representing 18 quality automotive brands at 22 full-service car dealerships. Established In 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. www.openroadautogroup.com

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Tanis Sullivan
Tanis Sullivan Communications
(604) 230-8008
tanis@tanissullivan.com

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From left: Aly Jiwani, Area General Manager, OpenRoad Auto Group; Curtis MacDonald, Brand Manager, Karma Vancouver; Christian Chia, President & CEO OpenRoad Auto Group

 Karma Revero has been named the 2018 Green Car of the Year beating out Porsche, Cadillac and BMW. 

Karma Revero has been named the 2018 Green Car of the Year beating out Porsche, Cadillac and BMW. 

Construction of Canada’s largest Toyota dealership officially launched at the Richmond Auto Mall

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Construction of Canada’s largest Toyota dealership officially launched at the Richmond Auto Mall

 December 15, 2017 (Richmond, B.C.) – Construction has officially commenced on Canada’s largest Toyota dealership following an official groundbreaking ceremony by key officials on the site of the new OpenRoad Toyota Richmond.

Christian Chia, President of OpenRoad Auto Group along with Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Toyota Canada and Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie were the first to break ground at the location where the future 205-thousand square foot, $50 million Toyota facility will be built. Located in the Richmond Auto Mall, the state-of-the-art new structure will be a landmark dealership for both Toyota Canada and OpenRoad, and will replace OpenRoad’s current Toyota dealership, located just down the street from the new site.

“With two Toyota stores in Richmond and Port Moody, OpenRoad has a long history and a strong brand alignment with Toyota Canada that dates back almost 40 years, ” said Christian Chia, President of OpenRoad Auto Group. “So this new store is especially exciting for us because it will allow us to deliver an elevated Toyota customer experience in a facility like none other in the entire country.”

The new Toyota Richmond dealership will feature 30 service bays, two alignment bays, a full service café, two customer lounges, a children’s play area, a customer drive-through service reception, express service bays, two automatic car washes and six detail bays. The new 15-thousand square feet showroom will accommodate up to 36 vehicles on two levels and will offer ten indoor new vehicle delivery bays. The new OpenRoad Tis expected to be completed by mid-2019.

As B.C.’s largest automotive retail group, the new OpenRoad Toyota Richmond dealership is part of OpenRoad’s continued expansion throughout Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and into the United States. Most recently, OpenRoad relocated Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and OpenRoad Hyundai Boundary to newly built and renovated locations. Earlier this year, the company acquired a Bentley Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce dealership in Bellevue Washington, in addition to adding Karma Auto Vancouver to the OpenRoad family. Future projects include the new Porsche Richmond and new locations for OpenRoad Honda and OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond.

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ABOUT OPENROAD AUTO GROUP
OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.'s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,100 associates representing 18 quality automotive brands at 22 full-service car dealerships. Established In 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. www.openroadautogroup.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Tanis Sullivan
Tanis Sullivan Communications
(604) 230-8008
tanis@tanissullivan.com