When you’re born in Oshawa, chances are good that someone in your family works (or has worked) for automotive giant General Motors.
GM has been part of my family’s fabric for three generations. My grandfather worked there for years, ultimately ending his career giving tours to throngs of students who got to see the inner workings of an assembly line. His cousin – who just passed away a couple of months ago – did all of the hiring and was basically an institution in Durham Region and probably responsibly for feeding, clothing and educating half of the kids who grew up in a GM family ’round these parts. My uncles are recently retired GM guys, and one of my cousins worked there part-time after finishing college.
But the closest relationship I have with GM is through my mom, who worked in the parts department (literally ordering all of the parts required to build cars) for nearly 40 years. I can’t count the number of times I’d walked the halls of her office growing up.
And we are a fiercely loyal breed. I’ve never driven anything but a GM-made vehicle. Probably never will. Nor has my husband. When I met him, he was sporting an Oldsmobile beater. Thankfully, he’s moved on to a GMC Sierra.
Speaking of the Sierra, I’m co-hosting a #TruckCountry Twitter party on Sept. 17 for Mills Motors (with @CanadianDadBlog, @christellasays, @findingmomtopia and @papayajambalaya) to celebrate the new 2014 GMC Sierra.
Here are all the details – hope you’ll join us!
First thing’s first: you’ve got to RSVP by 2 p.m. on Sept. 17. Do so by completing the RSVP form here.
You like to win stuff? Thought so. Twitter party’s are notorious for great prizing, and this one’s no different. Up for grabs (if you RSVP and are a Canadian resident) you’re eligible to win one of our five awesome prize packs:
- Take one of Mills Motors‘ gorgeous new 2014 GMC Sierras for the weekend, including gas!*
- iPad Mini (32GB)
- Gas card
- GMC Gear Prize Packs*
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
Time: 3 p.m. EST
Place: Twitter – use the #TruckCountry hashtag in your tweets to participate and win!
*Please read terms and conditions here.