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With spring warming up the weather in Calgary, now is the perfect time to get out and about with the family. April brings plenty of incredible events to our city, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Here is a list of just a few of the events coming to Calgary this month that we think would be worth while.

  • This Is My City Festival – This Interdisciplinary Art Festival is returning to Calgary for its fifth year. The theme this year is Being Human on a Small Planet. All artwork is created by marginalised, homeless and at risk Calgarians. This is a free event running April 3rd – 27th, for more details visit http://thisismycitycalgary.ca/2017/2017_Schedule.html
  • Make It  – Make It is a fun, upbeat shopping experience that showcases artists, crafters, and makers from all over Canada. You’ll find more than 175 exhibitors selling gorgeous, handcrafted items made with love and intention. This event runs April 7th – 9th, for more information visit http://makeitshow.ca/
  • Vaisakhi Mela – This is a celebration of spring harvest and the solar New Year, filled with dancing, song and celebration. Everyone is welcome to attend the Vaisakhi Mela on April 15th. For more information visit http://www.vaisakhimela.ca/
  • Calgary Underground Film Festival – This is a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to programming films that defy convention. Film genres include; feature, documentary, animation and shorts. This is an opportunity to see some incredible and rare films, rarely seen in North America. This event runs from  April 17th – 23rd, for more information visit https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/
  • Calgary Woman’s Show – This annual event from April 8th – 9th, has over 300 exhibits, samples, free swag, fashion shows, and non-stop entertainment. This year there is a private meet and greet reception with stars from the Young and the Restless. For more information visit https://calgarywomansshow.com/
  • Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo – This show provides a place for fans from every corner of the nerd universe to gather and celebrate what makes them geeky in a positive, safe, and elevating environment – science fiction, comic books, film, television, horror, fantasy, animation, pop culture, and so much more! Running from April 27th – 30th, for more details visit https://calgaryexpo.com/
  • Calgary Garden Show - The Garden Show has grown into the largest show of its kind in Alberta. The Garden Show is THE event of the year for Alberta’s gardening community and is vital to the Calgary Horticultural Society as our largest annual fundraiser. The Garden Show runs from April 29th – 30th. Get all the details at http://www.calhort.org/garden-show.aspx
  • Calgary Spoken Word Festival – In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Calgary Spoken Word Festival runs from April 22nd – 25th, with three days of workshops, performance and celebration of poetry and music. For more information visit http://www.calgaryspokenwordfestival.com/
  •  California Wine Fair – Raise a glass to California and enjoy a unique opportunity to sample a wide selection of more than 400 premium wines from 150 of California’s top producers. For more information visit http://www.calgaryopera.com/16-17/winefair.
  • 2017 Rising Stars – The Calgary Civic Symphony continues to showcase the brightest of Calgary’s young musical talents, the winners of the 2017 Calgary Concerto Competition. Come enjoy some incredibly talented young musicians on April 2nd. For all the details visit https://www.calgarycivicsymphony.ca/event/rising-stars/

 


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Free Drive-In Movie Event

At Stampede Toyota we truly appreciate each and every one of our customers, so this Valentine’s day we wanted to spread some love and appreciation to our amazing customers. That’s why for Valentine’s Day we decided to host a FREE Drive-In Movie event featuring the Disney Classic Beauty and The Beast. This timeless classic is a romantic tale of true love that couples and families can all enjoy. During the event, we provided snacks and beverages for our customers with donations collected to be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary.  Being able to provide a free event for our customers and help out a local charity helped make this event a truly special and one of kind event for our dealership.

 

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With unseasonably warm February weather and a full lot of movie goers, the event went off without any issues. We are thrilled with the turnout and the feedback from customers on the overall experience. This is definitely an event we will be looking to do again in the future.

We want to sincerely thank all of our customers who came out for our drive-in movie and donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary!

 

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Wholesale Tuesday

January 17, 2017

 

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Our parts department is introducing a new initiative for 2017. Every Tuesday in the month of January the parts department at Stampede Toyota will be discounting all Toyota Genuine Parts by 15%.  Using Toyota Genuine parts on your Toyota vehicle give you the piece of mind to know that every part you use was designed with your vehicle in mind. You can count on these parts to provide the highest level of performance and assurance that they will fit the way you need. With our new Wholesale Tuesday’s promotion, getting these high-quality parts has never been more affordable. Combining knowledgeable advice from our experienced parts department with unbeatable prices makes this the best place to buy when you need parts for you Toyota.

Cal our parts team today for all the details: (403) 291-2111


Playing for a Cause

December 15, 2016

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2016 has been a difficult year for many individuals in our city. Here at Stampede Toyota, we want to do our part to help those in need this season. This year we have partnered with Steinway Piano Gallery & United Way to raise funds to improve lives in Calgary and build an extraordinary community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

During the month of December, we will be showcasing many talented musicians who have generously donated their time to help us. These musicians will be playing on a piano donated by Steinway Piano Gallery Calgary with a Santa Hat collecting donations. All proceeds will be donated to United Way and every donation over $5 will be eligible to enter a draw to win prizes from our Christmas Tree. (Featuring items such as an Xbox One, a PS4, a PlayStation VR, a 4K TV, a KitchenAid stand mixer, an Acer Laptop, among other cool gifts!)

The first performance will take place on December 15th at 6:30 pm. Be sure to come dow to Stampede Toyota and enjoy some incredible music and help us raise money during the holiday season.


Full Schedule:

December 15th between 6:30pm-7:30pm: Christy and Zhanna will be singing duets of popular Christmas songs and Melissa will accompany them on the piano

December 16th between 11:30am-12:30pm Christy will be singing Christmas solos with Melissa on piano

December 19th between 4:00pm-5:00pm Vicki (a semi-pro vocalist currently performing with Storybook Theatre’s sold out production of “Beauty and the Beast” will be singing some sing-along Christmas songs and Melissa will accompany her on the piano

December 20th between 11:00 am-noon Morgan singing with Melissa on Piano. From between noon-2:00pm sisters Hannah and Sarah will perform flute/piano duets, and Hannah will sing with Sarah accompanying her on piano. From 2:00pm-3:00 pm professional pianist, Gavin, will share his talents on piano and I Melissa will join him for some Christmas piano duets.

December 21st Two children, aged 8 and 10, will come and play the piano

December 22nd From 9:00am-9:30am Morgan will sing. From 11:00am-noon Morgan will sing with Melissa on the piano.

December 23rd Gavin and I again will play over the lunch hour (time may change)

December 24th TBD Hoping for Freeman’s kids to play in the afternoon (or I will)

December 27th Christy (aged 19) will be here from 6:30pm-7:30pm to carry on the Christmas season with some more vocal solos with me on piano

December 28th Morgan will be singing with Melissa on the Piano from 11:00am-noon

**times subject to change**


Enter to Win a Corolla iM

November 23, 2016

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Toyota Canada has just launched a brand new website. The new site features a cleaner simpler interface and allows you build and price any Toyota Model before finding a dealer to help finish the process. This new system should allow car buyers who don’t enjoy shopping around and speaking to salespeople a simplier and speedier process to get behind a wheel of a new Toyota.

In order to celebrate the new website Toyota Canada is giving away a brand new 2017 Toyota Corolla iM. The latest and greatest Corolla is always ready for the next epic thing. With impressive fuel efficiency, standard Toyota Safety SenseTM C, and a load of convenience technology this vehicle is definitely worth trying to win.  With well-appointed interior, plenty of cargo space, and a list of fun features it’s your trusted companion, ready for any adventure.

Don’t miss your oppourtunity to win this incredible car. It only takes a few minutes to apply, and no purchase is necessary, you have no reason not to enter. Click on this link and enter today: https://www.toyota.ca/toyota/en/corolla-im-contest


2016 Final Clearout

November 10, 2016

Right now at Stampede Toyota, it’s our Final Clearout of 2016! We are pushing to get all our 2016 inventory off the lot to make room for incoming 2017’s. This is your best chance to get into a brand new 2016 Toyota at the lowest price. Save $4,000 on a 2016 Toyota Tacoma, or get over $5,000 off on a Toyota Tundra right now at Stampede Toyota. These prices are the lowest you will see, we guarantee it. Looking for the newest models? We’ve got you covered. In addition to the Clearout pricing on 2016 models, we are also offering brand new 2017 Toyota’s for the price of a 2016 model!

 

Don’t wait to get into a brand new Toyota, these deals are a limited time only. Call our sales team at (403) 291-2111 or come in and see us today before these deals are gone!

 

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Toyota has some big plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Japanese Auto Maker is planning to have 100 Fuel Cell Buses active and running for these 2020 games and is aiming to begin selling them as of 2017.  These hydrogen buses can serve as emergency generators, thus providing a power source in the event of a disaster. Toyota is continuing to work on creating CO2 free-fuel-cells in hopes of reducing pollution from vehicles.

Get all the details on Toyota’s tech advancements and their plan for 2020 by following the link below:

https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/21/toyota-hydrogen-fuel-cell-buses/


Stampede Toyota Fleet Cancellation Sale

 

When you’re located in the Heart of Calgary’s Northeast there is only so much room to work with. Our lot is currently full of an amazing pre-owned selection and a ton of great 2016 models. Unfortunately, our lot is too full and we need to clear out some room for incoming 2017 inventory. This type of sale doesn’t happen very often, and it almost never happens on brand new vehicles. This is a can’t miss sale for anyone looking to get into a brand new vehicle at an amazing price. There is no better time to get into a 2016 than right now at Stampede Toyota! We have 50 Rav4s and 20 Tacomas we need off our lot ASAP. So if you’re in the market for a new vehicle don’t wait, come in and talk to our sales staff today, and see just how easy it is to get into a 2016 Rav4 or Tacoma.

 

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Malcolm Gladwell: Blame Game

 

In the eighth installment of Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast, A Revisionist History, the topic of the 2009 Toyota recalls stemming from unintended acceleration is discussed. The hysteria stemming from these recalls is discussed in-depth, and Mr. Gladwell takes an objective look at the details, realities, and myths from these highly publicized  2009 recalls.

 

Click on the image below to take a listen to a very interesting and unique discussion on the relationship between society and technology, and some of the naivety of our media.

 

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