A funny thing happened to me at the Ottawa Gatineau International auto show.
I accepted an invitation to see all the new 2018 Ford Canada and other models at the Ottawa Gatineau International auto show. If you are looking for an SUV, car, truck, hybrid or electric vehicle, you can see the lineup available from Ford at the auto show until March 25, 2018. The show is located at the Shaw Centre 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. The Batman-Returns-Batmobile-featured Star Car is on Exhibit and is a must-see for Batman or car fans and don’t miss the opportunity to test drive an electric car!
Full disclosure: I was invited to attend the Ottawa-Gatineau Auto Show at no cost to myself and my guest. There was no expectations but I chose to write a bit about what happened while I was there. My husband also won tickets to see the Sens!
While entering the Ford reception area, where we were treated to snacks, drinks, and camaraderie, I heard my name “Shannon!?” yelled in an excited and surprised voice… a woman came towards me with open arms. This is not unusual for these types of gatherings so I smiled and readied myself for the embrace. As the woman came closer I recognized her as an old friend Sarah… now here is the funny part. Sarah and I knew each other when we both had young families and lived in a small town north of Calgary, Alberta. My family moved to Ontario, Sarah and her family eventually moved to Nova Scotia, and here we were in Ottawa at an event… together! What are the odds, hey? (<– had to add a Calgarian slang!!). I was so shocked I gave Sarah a double hug!!! I love it when unexpected fun things like this happen to remind us how small the world, or Canada, really is.
Back to the Ottawa Gatineau International auto show…
The new 2018 Ford EcoSport is an SUV to take on adventures and easy to navigate the city.
The new 2018 Lincoln Navigator is the definition of luxury and comfort.
I would buy this vehicle in a heartbeat!! The Navigator had me as soon as I sat in the driver’s seat. This is a luxurious drive with all the room for my families activities… hello hockey tournaments and Kayak regattas in style.
A non-Ford mention is the new Fiat. It’s a 2 seater and would make a perfect mid-life(ish) crisis(ish) car for me!!
This brings me back to high school because my bestie had an older red convertible Fiat. We all thought it was the COOLEST car ever! I could be talked into buying this car because it is 100% pure fun.
Want to read more about my thoughts on Ford or Car shows?
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- Ford Focus on your city – Electric Edition
- Ford Fusion is my new car crush
- Ford News From NAIAS 2016
- Fun at NAIAS 2016
Have fun at the car show!