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Old 10-15-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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BBOMG-4 OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AND DETAILS

It is with great pleasure that I make the official announcement for.....



What:
The 4th Annual "Buyers & Builders Ontario Meet & Greet"

When:
August 10, 11 & 12

Where:
St. Catharines, Ontario


This year BBOMG will be taking a trip down the QEW to St. Catharines - Home of the GM Powertrain plant.
This plant assembles a number of GM's award winning engines including ALL of the current Camaro engines!

Find out more by clicking the above banner.

Each August the GM Powertrain plant hosts a Show & Shine open to all GM powered vehicles.
2012 will mark the show's 14th year which now attracts over 500 vehicles.
The show takes place in a park setting in front of the plant with vendors, awards, a BBQ, a portable Dyno and
.... wait for it....
A Tour Of The Engine Assembly Line!!!

The BBOMG-4 feature event will be the GM Powertrain show and plant tour on Friday August 10th.
This represents another opportunity for you the buyers and enthusiasts to interact with, build relationships with and THANK the fine people that build the cars we are so passionate about.
This results in a different kind of event that must be experienced to be appreciated.
This is why we say, BBOMG is more than just a car show.... It's an experience!

Been to the GM Powertrain plant before? Rest assured, we are working to ensure that BBOMG-4 will be an epic weekend of fun! The weekend will include Friday at the GM Powertrain show and plant, the annual BBOMG banquet / auction and the Saturday night raffle social. Details on other activities through the weekend will be released in the coming months so stay tuned!

This year, BBOMG is proud to team up with GM Powertain to raise money for local charities which focus on local youth. 100% of all money raised will be passed on to our charities.



BBOMG-4 Hotel Details:
BBOMG-4 Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn St. Catharines
327 Ontario Street
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 5L3

Overflow Hotels:
Best Western
2 North Service Road
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2N 4G9

Days Inn
89 Meadowvale Dr
St Catharines, ON L2N 3Z8 CA

Room Rates:
The group room rate at all 3 hotels is $149 per night for a single (king or queen) or double (2 queen) room.
Suites at the Holiday Inn are available for $169 per night.
These rates are Canadian Dollars plus taxes.

How to Make a Reservation:
To make a reservation you must CALL the reservation number below. Reservations under the group code cannot be made on-line or through the Holiday Inn central reservation centre. The below reservation number covers all 3 hotels. Refer to the GROUP CODE: "BBOMG-4" and the attendant will make your reservation at the Holiday Inn if rooms are still available. If there is no rooms available at the Holiday Inn, they will ask which of the other 2 hotels you prefer.

Reservation Number:
1-877-688-2324 ext 2
or
1-905-688-2324 ext 2

Group Code:
"BBOMG-4"

Reservations & Cancellations:
A credit card is required to make a reservation however thse are not prepaid rates. Reservations may be cancelled at any time up until 24 hours prior to arrival. Cancellation fees apply if reservations are not cancelled 24 hours in advance of arrival.

A message from the BBOMG Organizers:
One of our goals is to make BBOMG as accessable to as many people as possible. Part of that is keeping the cost down and that is why BBOMG will continue to be FREE to attend. Unfortunately these group hotel rates are a bit higher than we would like. However for the quality of hotels in the area, these rates actually are not that bad. There is another large event in town the same weekend and accordingly, hotel rooms are at a bit of a premium.

These hotels are close to the BBOMG events with lots of ammenities in and around them. At the host hotel we will have a "BBOMG Only" parking area with nightly security again this year. Plus the cost of tickets to the Friday night banquet will he cheaper this year!

Some of you may choose to stay at a different hotel - and that's fine. There are lots of hotels in the Niagara Falls area. However a word of caution. You generally get what you pay for. Rooms for $75 might seem like a great deal but you will likely be disappointed with the facility. In short, there are some pretty sketchy hotels in and around Niagara Falls. If you have any questions, please ask.



Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register for BBOMG?
An official registration site will be opened in the near future. For now you can express your interest here. But you will not be officially registered until you enter your details and receive a confirmation email. Please watch for details.

How much does it cost to participate in the BBOMG?
As always, participating in the BBOMG is absolutely free!

Sleeping in my car is awkward. Where can I stay?
Hotel details have been added above

What are the details for the BBOMG Banquet?
Similar to last year we will have a limited number of banquet tickets.
Details including menu, price and how to buy tickets will be posted in this thread at a later date.


Does my BBOMG registration also cover the GM Powertrain Show?
No

So..... you're going to tell me how to get into the show right?
A SEPARATE registration for the GM Powertrain show will be required. Registration will be available on their website in March or April 2012. The BBOMG organizers will advertise when their registration opens. But don't worry if you're late. In the past they have not limited or closed registration. Registration is also available on-site at the show.

With such an awesome show and tour there must be a registration fee. How much?
There is no cost to register for the GM Powertrain show & plant tour.

Really?
Really! Save your money for the charities.

Really?!?
OK that's annoying. Ask a real question please.

OK.... So where is St. Catharines?
Between Niagara Falls & Hamilton Ontario.
Boarder Crossings:
Niagara Falls - Queenston Lewiston - 12 miles
Buffalo - Peace Bridge - 28 miles
Detroit - Ambassador Bridge - 230 miles


What else is there to do in the area?
Casinos (and other fine establishments) in Niagara Falls, Wineries, Shopping in Niagara-on-the-lake and of course, Niagara Falls!

What else do I need to know?
If you are a US resident you will need a passport, EDL or Nexus card to enter Canada.
More details will be made available in the coming months. If you have any other questions please feel free to post them here and the BBOMG organizers will do our best to answer them.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:56 AM   #3
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:59 AM   #4
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:07 PM   #5
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:21 PM   #6
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Wow, this is right after the C5 III Fest weekend. Not sure if I can swing two trips back to back with the way my work schedule will be like next year. Had a good time this past year.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:56 AM   #7
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:59 PM   #8
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:35 PM   #9
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Do you have a host hotel where we can all meet up like last year. I know some good restaurants in the area too!
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:03 PM   #10
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:34 AM   #11
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Dang....and I was seriously considering going this year depending on the dates (since I hadn't been yet). But, with doing the Camaro5FestIII the weekend before at Indy, there's no way I could do both. Too much time off from work...too much money all at once.

Oh well...sucks. :(

But, I'm sure you guys are going to have a GREAT time. I'll be looking forward to the pix and all!
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Oh well...sucks. :(

But, I'm sure you guys are going to have a GREAT time. I'll be looking forward to the pix and all!
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Dang....and I was seriously considering going this year depending on the dates (since I hadn't been yet). But, with doing the Camaro5FestIII the weekend before at Indy, there's no way I could do both. Too much time off from work...too much money all at once.

Oh well...sucks. :(

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I will definitely attempt to make this one.
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no problem darlin. Wish I could make it this year, but just too close to the fest. I'm going to be on borrowed time going to the fest as it is. Maybe next year the stars will align...
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Oooooh we can't wait!!!!!
It will be nice to tour the St. Kitt's engine plant,
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See you all next August!!!!!
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It's a great show and plant tour.

Should be a fun weekend.

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Man I hope we can do this. Thinking about just going from C5fest and just spend some time in Canada. Had an amazing time last year, hope we can do it again.
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