Canada Night NAD’eh! looking for sponsors


How would you like to be a part of the best, biggest and most Canadian party at NADA 2018?

Well, now’s your chance as organizers for Canada Night NAD’eh! are looking to fill just a few open sponsorships for the event that promises to bring a slice of Canadiana to the Las Vegas Strip.

“This will be the event to attend for all Canadians on the Thursday night,” explained Lara Appleton, leader with SCI MarketView and steering committee chair for the event.

“Good food, drink and fantastic entertainment – I can’t think of a better way to kick off NADA.”

The party will be held at Vinyl at The Hard Rock on Thurs., March 22 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Alan Doyle (from Great Big Sea) and the Beautiful Gypsies are confirmed to perform for a crowd that could near 500, depending on the number of sponsors.

Canada Night NAD’eh was essentially launched by committee in 2016. The idea was to have, among the slew of OEM and vendor events at the show every year, a party that would bring together all the Canadian dealers and vendors for an evening of fun and entertainment.

The inaugural event was held at the SLS Casino in Las Vegas and saw hundreds of Canadian attendees entertained by legendary singer/songwriter Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame.

After being put on pause earlier this year to support CADA’s 75th anniversary bash at NADA in New Orleans, the committee is confident the 2018 edition will be bigger and better than the first.

“We have 16 confirmed sponsors at the moment and are limiting it to 22 total,” Appleton said, noting four more have already expressed serious interest.

“It is also supported by all provincial dealer associations and the CADA. We are expecting about 400 Canadian dealers as it is free for dealers to attend. Any vendors that want to attend must be sponsors.”

Canadian AutoWorld is a media sponsor and sits on the steering committee. We will be covering the event as part of its 2018 NADA Convention content. Some of the industry’s biggest names are already confirmed sponsors, don’t be the only one to miss out!

Anyone interested in participating can reach out to AutoWorld editor Jackson Hayes at or Lara Appleton at

The NADA Convention and Expo runs from March 23 to 25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.