2018 Georgian Auto Show

Georgian College Auto Show Barrie

Welcome to the largest outdoor student-run automotive show in Canada

June 1 to 3, 2018
Georgian College Barrie Campus
This year’s event is focused on experiences and innovations in the automotive industry, including:

  • safety technologies
  • fuel advancements
  • the connected car experience
  • new products, services, features and automotive experiences
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2018 Auto Show Event Details

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Contact Us

2018 Georgian College Auto Show
One Georgian Dr.
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9
Phone: 705.722.5161
autoshow@georgiancollege.ca

Testimonials

“We’ve just returned from the Auto Show – it was our first time visiting and we loved it! My son said it was way better than the Toronto auto show, which he found quite overwhelming. We visited all of the tents and then had a fabulous lunch, which we thought was very good value and very tasty.”

 “Just wanted to tell you how impressed we were with the Georgian Auto Show. It was the first one we ever attended we thought the event was excellent. I was also pleased with all the accessibility features. The wooden stairs placed on the grassy slope were a great idea. The best part of all was the opportunity to try a lot of cars. We ended up buying a Kia product yesterday and that was a direct result of trying one of their cars at the show.”

 “I would just like to say thanks to you and your students for putting on a great show on the weekend. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have attended the Toronto auto show many times, but stopped going a few years ago, as it is SO large and exhausting (especially with children in tow). Your show has a ‘just right’ feel to it. I’m looking forward to next year. Thanks again.”

“My husband and I attended the Georgian Auto Show and both of us were so impressed with the caliber of students in the Automotive program. They answered all our questions, were polite and showcased excellent customer service skills and displayed a professional appearance.”

Amazing attractions!

Pfaff Autocross Track

  • the popular Pfaff Autocross Track provides car enthusiasts with an exciting off-road experience
  • a variety of vehicles are on-site to rev up your engine
  • for a minimum donation of $5, attendees have their own escorted test drive on the auto track
  • all donations at the 2017 Georgian Auto Show went toward Zach Makes Tracks to raise money and awareness for children’s mental health initiatives

Auto Show auction (main stage)

The Georgian Auto Show annual auction is a popular event. Some of the items up for grabs from years past include:

  • manufacturer merchandise
  • sports tickets
  • golf green fees
  • electronics
  • and much more

All proceeds go toward student awards and scholarships for the Automotive Business School of Canada.

Electric Vehicle Experience

Text drive an electric vehicle (EV) at the Georgian Auto Show Plug’n Drive exhibit.

Yamaha Mini-Bikes

Age range for the min bikes is 6-12 years old. Waivers will be provided, the child’s parent must be present to sign the waiver prior to riding. It is recommended that the child is comfortable riding a bicycle with training wheels.

KidZone

The KidZone has lots of fun activities for the little ones!

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

The Georgian Auto Show Committee is proud to support Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. SCI Ontario has a full complement of accessible vehicles on-site for viewing.

2018 Georgian College Auto Show schedule

Friday, June 1st

  • 11 a.m. to noon: opening ceremonies and flag raising (main stage)
  • noon: gates open
  • noon to 6 p.m.: KidZone (lawn and parking lot 10)
  • 6 p.m.: gates close

Saturday, June 2nd

  • 10 a.m.: gates open
  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.: Pfaff Autocross Track (parking lot 9)
  • 1:30 p.m.: live auction (main stage)
  • 3:30 p.m: Show and Shine Awards (main stage)
  • 6 p.m.: gates close

Sunday, June 3rd

  • 10 a.m.: gates open
  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.: Pfaff Autocross Track (parking lot 9)
  • 3:30 p.m.: Show and Shine Awards
  • 6 p.m.: gates close

2018 Auto Show exhibitors

Acura Canada corporate logo
Porsche Canada corporate logo
Volkswagen Canada corporate logo
Subaru Canada corporate logo
Cadillac Canada corporate logo
Lexus Canada corporate logo
Hyundai Canada corporate logo
Mazda Canada corporate logo
FCA North America corporate logo
Toyota Canada corporate logo
General Motors of Canada corporate logo
Mitsubishi Canada corporate logo
Nissan Canada corporate logo
Honda Canada corporate logo
Ford Canada corporate logo
Alfa Romeo corporate logo
BMW Canada corporate logo
Mercedes Benz Canada corporate logo
Lincoln Canada corporate logo

Sponsors

A big thank you to the Georgian College Students’ Association for sponsoring our committee clothing this year.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2018 Georgian College Auto Show, please contact the student director, performance and sponsorship.

Geogian COllege Student Association logo

2017 platinum sponsors

Automotive Business School of Canada
Weins Canada logo
Tricor Automotive logo
OMVIC Ontario's Vehicle Sales Registrar Regulator logo
Rock 95 FM logo

2017 gold sponsors

OMVIC Ontario's Vehicle Sales Registrar Regulator logo
KICX Country 106 logo
Z one oh three dot five logo
iA financial group logo
104.1 The Dock FM logo

2017 silver sponsors

LIfe one hundred point three ontario's christian superstation logo
Michale Enterprise Audio and Visual logo
Canadian Tire logo
Groupe Park Avenue logo

2017 KidZone sponsors

Ford of Canada logo says go further
Global Automakers of Canada logo

2017 bronze sponsors

Wicked Kool Rides Canada logo on car

Student Director, Marketing and Media Relations

Tyler Celli – ABSC degree student, Fourth Year

Tyler Celli

 

 

Tyler is currently finishing up his fourth year in the ABSC Degree with a passion for Marketing and Photography. Born and raised in Barrie, Ontario.

Tyler has been fortunate enough to work for brands such as Ford, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Indian Motorcycle, Ducati / Bmw, and more.

“For as long as I can remember i’ve been crazy for cars, my entire family works within the industry. Between cars and motorcycles we’re always kept busy with our passions”

I participated in the Georgian College Auto Show three other times – I was an ambassador for both Nissan and Hyundai, and then a Co-Captain for Honda. Im very excited to graduate this amazing program and start my career in the real world.

Student Director, Student Experience

Karianne HubertKarianne Hubert – ABSC degree student, Third Year

 

Karianne Hubert is a Third Year Automotive Business School Degree Student.

I was born in Maniwaki, Quebec, I completed all of my high school there in French. I have an Entrepreneurship & Management Diploma from Algonquin College and a Automotive Business Diploma from Georgian College. Now, I am enrolled in the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management). I worked as an Ambassador for Ford at the Georgian College Auto show in 2016 and Co-Captain of Lincoln at the Georgian College Auto Show in 2017. I am looking forward to go back home and work in the family business.

Student Director, Site Management and Logistics

Daniel FilipowitzDaniel Filipowitz – ABSC degree student, Fourth Year

Daniel Filipowitz is a Fourth Year Automotive Business School Degree Student.

Daniel was born and raised in Barrie, ON. Originally leaving home to pursue degrees at two other Ontario Universities, Daniel made the decision to move home and pursue an education/career in-line with one of his passions in life: the automotive industry.

“I have always loved cars so it just made sense, I found myself disinterested in my accounting classes and realized it would be the same with a career as a CPA. I made the switch and have never looked back.”

Daniel has been fortunate enough to work for Volkswagen, Audi, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz, and has been involved in parts prototype-testing firsthand with Magna International during a summer internship.

During his time at ABSC, Daniel has participated in two AutoShows’, first as an Ambassador for Subaru, then as Co-Captain for BMW/Mini.

When Daniel graduates, he hopes to work at a corporate level in a product planning or PR position.

Student Director, Customer Experience

Kayla Kille – ABSC degree student, Fourth YearKayle Kille

Kayla Kille was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Growing up she was surrounded by automotive culture due to her family’s business. This sparked a passion for cars and anything motor-related at a very young age.

She started her postsecondary education at a Manitoba college. Through this college she attained her business diploma which specialized in management. She didn’t know what direction she wanted to take with this diploma but knew she wanted to relate it back to her love for cars. This is when her parents mentioned the Automotive Business School of Canada. Within a few weeks of being accepted, she packed her bags and headed to Barrie to follow her childhood passion. She acquired the Automotive Business diploma program this past year and has now chosen to purses the degree program. This puts her in her final year of the degree program.

While in school she has expanded her automotive knowledge and experience by working at various dealerships, head office positions, and participating in the auto shows across Canada. Through the school she has participated in three Georgian College auto shows- first as an ambassador for Lexus, then a captain of Lincoln, and lastly a captain of Honda.

She is tremendously excited about taking on the role as a customer experience student director at 2018 Georgian College Auto Show.

Student Director, Performance and Sponsorship

Joshua KatzmanJoshua Katzman– ABSC degree student, fourth year

I am very excited to take on the role as Student Director of Performance and Sponsorship for the 2018 Georgian College Auto Show. I was born and raised in St. Catharines Ontario and have always had a passion for cars. When I was finishing high school, and looking where to go attend post-secondary education, I was researching and looking for the right program for me. Once I found ABSC, I was sold. Combining my passion for cars as well as business was the perfect fit. Throughout my time at ABSC, I have worked for a variety of manufacturers at the dealer and corporate level including Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Nissan and Infiniti. These experiences have given me the knowledge and insight to help me be more successful in this industry.

After participating in the Georgian College Auto Show last year as a Brand Ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, I truly wanted to be more involved with the show to make it the best it has ever been. We are all very excited for this year’s show and we cannot wait to make it a great experience for all!

Questions and comments

2018 Georgian College Auto Show
One Georgian Dr.
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9

Auto Show Hotline: 705.722.5161
autoshow@georgiancollege.ca

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