Fountain Tire was just here in Vancouver celebrating 60 Years in business! 60 Years is one incredible success! The growth the company has seen over the last 60 years has been monumental. Fountain Tire has hit the road celebrating 60 Years with an Open Road Cinema Tour (ORTC). The celebrations include a drive-in movie, 60 days of in-store promotions, AIR MILES contests and many other local family friendly events.
With 160 locations spanning Central and Western Canada from the Vaughan, north of Toronto to Victoria, British Columbia. Fountain Tire is celebrating being the leading provider of tires and tire-related services to commercial truck fleets and off-road vehicles used in the agriculture, oil and gas, mining, and construction sectors.
The family delighted to attend ORTC in Surrey at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Grounds. Playing on the big screen was Kung Fu Panda 3, which came out earlier this year. We packed up the kids, plenty of blankets, lots of snacks and see adios to Bed Time! With plenty of family friendly activities and games before the show began the girls had such a great time. Ava had her face painted and then devoured a bag of mini-donuts from one of the many food trucks on site. Head over to the Open Road Cinema Tour website at www.fountaintire60.com to see where Fountain Tire is off to next and what is happening in a city near you!
The icing on the cake was the Good Year Blimp making its way up from LA to Abbotsford. A handful of flights were planned for a small group of people to take the skies in the Good Year Blimp. I am honoured to have received an official invitation for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Our female pilot took us from the Abbotsford Airport to past Fraser River and back in one hour. While we were only travelling at a speed of roughly 25-30m/hr, it made for some great photographs and videos. The Blimp only has 6 seats and contains 15 million birthday balloon’s worth of helium.
It was an incredible experience in the Good Year Blimp! If flying a blimp was a feasible career move for me, I’d go for in an instant. However, as reality kicks in, flying a blimp probably isn’t in my near future. For now, I will hold onto this experience and congratulate my friends at Fountain Tire on 60 Years in Business!
Open Road Cinema Tour dates and locations are as follows:
- June 28, 2016 – Kelowna, B.C.
- July 4, 2016 – Vancouver, B.C.
- July 6, 2016 – Abbotsford, B.C.
- July 12, 2016 – Regina, S.K.
- July 15, 2016 – Winnipeg, M.B.
- July 19, 2016 – Sudbury, O.N.
- July 21, 2016 – Thunder Bay, O.N.
- July 27, 2016 – Calgary, A.B.
- July 28, 2016 – Lethbridge, A.B.
- August 2, 2016 – Edmonton, A.B.
- August 9, 2016 – Lloydminster, A.B.
- August 11, 2016 – Red Deer, A.B.
- August 21, 2016 – Grande Prairie, A.B.
For more information about Fountain Tire and its 60th anniversary, please visit www.fountaintire.com.