We're just over a week away from the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, and our plans to have some CrackBerry fun and spread the BlackBerry love all weekend in Montreal are coming together nicely.
If you love CrackBerry, love Formula 1 and are going to be in Montreal the weekend of June 6th, 7th and 8th, you'll definitely want to read this post. And if you by chance missed our earlier post outlining our Canadian Grand Prix ambitions, be sure to read that too so you're fully up to speed.
Ok, time for the game plan. Here's where things are at as of right now!
Subscribe to our CrackBerry Grand Prix BBM Channel for Updates Throughout the Weekend!
I just setup a BBM Channel (C0040222B) that we will put to use during the Grand Prix weekend in Montreal. Wherever we are at and whatever or whoever we are doing, it'll get posted to this BBM Channel. So if you're Montreal that weekend and want to meet up and hangout with the CrackBerry team, this is where you'll be able to check in and always find us. Subscribe to it here:
We're going to keep it as an open BBM channel, so even if you're not in Montreal but want to see what we're up to you are welcome to subscribe and follow along and take part in the fun. We just ask that when we're using the BBM Channel for coordination among those actually there (replying back and forth in the comments to try and locate people on the scene, etc.) that you limit your participation to just observation on those posts. But when we're posting fun pics and stuff, you're welcome to join in. Thanks for the understanding!
You'll be able to spot us in our CrackBerry Racing Tees!
Formula 1 clothing is always technical and awesome. So we wanted to do up something super special that would be classy and get recognized while we're roaming the streets of Montreal and in the grand stands at Sunday's race. Enter the CrackBerry Racing Tee. It. Is. DOPE!!! We'll have a limited number of these with us, but a few of you will be table to walk away from the weekend with one of these bad boys. We'll also save one to be a prize in a CrackBerry giveaway here on the site.
CrackBerry Events Planned for the Weekend
We're still filling this up a bit, but here's where things are at as of now.
FRIDAY, June 6th - 6pm Kart Racing at Action500
Since it's a race weekend, we're going to start things off with some racing action!! Montreal has an awesome in-door karting track at a place called Action500. Check out action500.com for the location and details (we'll be at the Montreal location).
We've reserved the track for a Championship format race for 10 cars (we can go up to 16) for Friday evening. We need to be there by 6pm. Racing starts at 6:45pm. Even if you're not into racing, but just want to come out and watch the action, you definitely should (you can take photos and videos and put together a wicked Story Maker recap!). From there we'll find a place to go for food and drinks after (open to suggestions).
RSVP: Since the numbers are not unlimited on this one, be sure to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're planning on attending and RACING. It'll be fun, so I hope you do!
And... ask Adam - I'm pretty damn fast when it comes to karting, so I'm totally down for taking bets on the racing. If you beat me, you'll definitely have earned yourself one of those kick-ass limited edition CrackBerry Racing Tees. Or heck, maybe I'll raise the stakes. Beat me on the track and win first in the championship and you'll earn yourself a BlackBerry Classic or Windermere. Your choice. Good luck! :p
SATURDAY, June 7th - Open Day
As of now we have no formal plans booked for Saturday. Though, since it's going to be #MobileFit month I will need to hit a gym at some point or go for a jog.
Saturday is usually a great night for parties and walking the streets, so I'm sure we'll find a good place to get in some trouble at. Be sure to stay tuned to the BBM Channel for the details here.
SUNDAY, June 8th - RACE
For Sunday's race, we'll be sitting in "Grandstand Popular" aka "Tribune Populaire" which was formerly known as Grandstand 22. We booked our tickets late so this is first come first serve seating. We'll be aiming to get their fairly early, but that will all depend of course on how Saturday night goes.
If you're still looking for tickets though to attend, you can check out that Grandstand and we'll see you there.
SUNDAY, June 9th - POST-RACE DINNER AT THE CASINO
It's always crazy leaving the track once the race is over. So we're going to avoid that mess by taking the short walk into the Montreal Casino. Normally they have some pretty solid lunch buffets on F1 weekend, so the plan will be to head there and find a place to eat and drink before leaving the island back for downtown.
Again, keep it locked to the BBM Channel for final details, but that's the plan.
SUNDAY, June 9th - EVENING - PHOENIX CONCERT at METROPOLIS
Phoenix is in Montreal Sunday night, and the tickets are cheap (like $25). I saw them in concert a few years back in NYC (awesome show - Daft Punk even showed up and joined Phoenix on stage half way into the show).
We picked up tickets for the concert, and there's still some left. So if you want join in for the fun, buy your ticket from StubHub.
Depending how late dinner goes, it may be a little tight on time for making it to the concert. We'll figure it out though. Tickets are cheap, so even if we're late or whatever, it's all good. Again, keep it locked to the BBM Channel for more details!
See you in Montreal!!!
I love it when a plan comes together!! If you're in Montreal for the race weekend, I hope to see you there. We'll do one more update before the race weekend hits, but in the meantime, be sure to get your calendar booked in.