#FIRSTOOK: SIRIUSXM TOP OF THE COUNTRY 2020
Attention, aspiring Country singers and bands! SiriusXM Canada is kicking-off their third annual SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA). The talent search of the next big thing in Country Music gives the winner a chance to win $25k in cash, plus mentorship opportunities and a dream come true performing on one of Country’s biggest stages!
A grand prize winner will be selected during Country Music Week 2020 in Hamilton, ON from September 10-13, 2020.
Details how you can enter are here: topcountry.siriusxm.ca. The deadline is 12 PM ET February 28, 2020.
#PRODUCTWATCH: THE 2015 FORD FUSION TITANIUM
We always will commend FORD on how much they’ve stepped-up their game in recent years. We had the pleasure of Test Driving their 2015 FORD FUSION TITANIUM in a gorgeous Deep Impact Blue. Once again we were impressed how much value packed is into this compact Vehicle, ideal for the City Driver.
When choosing a Car, Fuel Efficiency and Environmental Awareness are top priorities for us alongside performance and its 188-Horsepower 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-Cycle Gasoline Engine got us in and out of the City on about $25 of gas over four days. We love that it is spacious, seating five comfortably, while also nimble and easy to navigate in and out of Indoor and Underground Parking Lots.
Its SONY 12-speaker Audio System sounded just glorious and we were nestled into to our cozy heated leather-trimmed seats, not wanting to leave the Car with SIRIUS XM blaring away our fave Summer Tunes of 2015 on SiriusXM Hits 1. We did have trouble connecting our Phone’s Bluetooth/USB port to the Car’s Entertainment System, although this only was a minor issue.
Speaking of luxury, our jaws dropped at details like the gorgeous leather and metal shift knob, a two-way-lift Power Moonroof, an auto-dimming Mirror and extra-large rear-view mirrors which gave us that extra bit of a safety advantage. External temperature reading and SecuriCode (in the event you forget your Remote Key) are definitely added benefits mindful of the Canadian on-the-go. We will always have fond memories of driving off into the sunset on the Gardiner Expressway as the sun beamed overhead and before us.
We love that the 2015 FORD FUSION TITATIUM also is cognizant of our safety. We can’t remember what driving was like without a rear-view camera to assist us in backing-out and we love that we not only get audio, but a visual cue through our rear-view mirrors when people, obstacles or other automobiles are about. We have driven other FORD cars which maybe were a bit too cautious of surroundings and bit too aggressive with the alerts, but this was just right.
The 2015 FORD FUSION TITANIUM retails for approximately $39,549 CAN. Learn more here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)