2015 Family Day at the 2015 Canadian International AutoShow is February 16

Sunday, February 15, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Special family admission pricing, exciting activities and exclusive contests — including vehicle giveaways — make the 2015 CIAS Family Day at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre THE place for moms, dads and kids on the Monday of Family Day weekend.

Monday, February 16 at the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) is Family Day, sponsored by CoverMe health & dental, life & travel insurance from Manulife Financial. This year’s Family Day promises to be one of the most special days at the 2015 CIAS, chock-a-block with engaging activities, big-tickets contests and terrific prizes including Via Rail gift certificates, CIAS swag bags and much, much more!

«The Canadian International AutoShow is a truly inclusive event but there’s no doubt that the most inclusive, and engaging day at any CIAS is Family Day,» said Jason Campbell, General Manager, Canadian International AutoShow. «Families need cars, but kids love cars. (OK: mom and dad love them, too.) This year’s Family Day experience is our most special yet, offering an incredible number of activities, giveaways and Family Day–exclusive contests. You don’t have to be a family to attend, of course, but this is the day that families really should attend.»

Family Day Highlights:

AT THE DOOR: Ask for a «Volkswagen Family Ticket» — $45 covers entry for two adults and two children for the 2015 CIAS

Cool cars for kids to see include: the Ferrari LaFerrari of Robert Herjavec (famous North American entrepreneur and leading investor on the Emmy Award winning Shark’s Tank); a wild RatRod hot rod («Discovery Velocity» booth, 300 Level); and the Pagani Huayra mid-engined sports car («Auto Exotica» Area)

School-age kids will thrill to investigate the X-Box Gaming Zone (600 Level)

A Ford exclusive, kids up to eight years old can learn to drive mini pick-up truck in the Ford F-150 Trail on a dedicated children’s course on the 800 level

A perennial Canadian International AutoShow favourite: the Volkswagen Children’s Playcare Centre — a safe and special place just for the little ones

ARGOS come to the AutoShow: There will be two Argos players at the AutoShow on Monday February 16th from 2-4pm. Andre Durie and Chad Owens along with two cheerleaders will be there at the Nissan exhibit in the North Building.
Golf Town and Infiniti are teaming up to let contestants of all ages «Putt to Win» (800 Level) – make a difficult 30-foot putt and get a prize

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (Room 701) is not only displaying the Peel P50 Microcar — the world’s smallest car — but also letting any visitors with a valid license drive the vehicle (if they can fit inside!). Adults and kids alike can get their pictures taken with the Microcar in addition to numerous displays and props from both the Ripley’s Aquarium and Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museums. All visitors to the area will receive discounts of up to 30% to visit the popular Ripley’s Aquarium

Parents looking for a brief break for everything automotive can discover unique, high-end shopping opportunities at PANDORA Jewellery («Auto Exotica» Area) or relax at the Muskoka Brewery Restaurant

AUTOGRAPH/PHOTO SESSION: Mitsubishi will host goaltender Steve Fryer and more players from the National Lacrosse League powerhouse outfit Toronto Rock from noon – 1 PM, along with members of the team’s cheer squad from 11.30 AM – 1:30 PM.

COOL CAR CONTEST: Chance to win one of two all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata sedans with advanced driver-assistance technology — one lucky winner will drive away in a Hyundai Sonata day-of 2015 CIAS Family Day

COOL CAR CONTEST: Chance to win a 2015 Subaru WRX STI performance sedan — just download the free «Subaru Scavenger Hunt» app [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.subaru.scavenger hunt] and start searching for clues

As always, an express shuttle is available to help families with strollers travel with ease and in comfort between the North Building and the South Building at the 2015 Canadian International AutoShow. 45 vehicles make their Canadian premiere at this year’s show, and more than 1,000 cars, trucks and SUVs are on display. 2015 CIAS Family Day is February 16, but families are welcome throughout the event’s run from February 13-22.

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