Downtown Porsche invited UCR members to celebrate the Chinese New Year (CNY) at its dealership in downtown Toronto. Despite the date change due to inclement weather, about 150 UCR members attended the event and a total of 300+ participants including the guests invited by Downtown Porsche.
As guests entered the showroom, they were greeted by an eye-catching red 2019 Cayenne Lunar New Year edition by Downtown Porsche. The custom graphic wrap featured an exclusive illustration of pig, which also represents the year of pig in the Lunar calendar. Guests had a chance to taste a selection of delicious traditional New Year eats & treats and a bubble tea bar by ChaTime Ontario serving their signature and Lunar New Year specialty drinks.
The event was accompanied by a live DJ playing a mix of current and traditional Lunar New Year music remixed in a modern style. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, we gave away red pockets (“lai see” in Chinese) filled with a $50 gift card towards any minimum purchase of $100 or more for Porsche Design clothing and accessories in-store or at our new online Porsche boutique at www.shop.dfcporsche.com The gift card is good until February 28, 2019 and you can sign up for free shipping promotion online too.
The evening began with a warm welcome speech by Ms. Helen Ching-Kircher, Dealer Principal, President and CEO of Downtown Porsche, followed by a speech by Kathleen Wong, Past-President of UCR, and Stefan Walther, UCR Director and Driving Tour Chair.
Downtown Porsche has been a major supporter of the membership growth at the Upper Canada Region. During the past six years, Downtown Porsche has been giving a free first-year Porsche Club of America membership to every customer who buys a car from us.
After the speeches, Canada’s National Lion & Dragon Dance Team - Wushu Project was brought into the showroom. The Lion Dance, which involves martial arts, dance and the beating of gongs and drums, is commonly performed during the Chinese New Year and other special occasions, such as weddings, store openings etc. The lion is a symbol of power, wisdom and good fortune, therefore, the Lion Dance performance chases away evil spirits and brings happiness, longevity and good luck.
At the end of the evening, Ms. Helen Ching-Kircher and Dr. Peter Kircher gave away draw prizes to a number of lucky participants at the event. We hope you can join us next year!!