Ottawa 2017 partners with Jim Keay Ford Lincoln

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to welcome Jim Keay Ford Lincoln as the Exclusive Automobile Partner for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the nation’s capital.

Celebrating 35 years as a locally owned and operated automobile dealership in Canada’s National Capital Region, Jim Keay Ford Lincoln will provide a fleet of specially branded Ford vehicles to support the transportation of Ottawa 2017 volunteers, performers and staff in delivering the year-long festivities marking our country’s sesquicentennial.

The first of six vehicles will hit the road this Friday for Ottawa 2017 events.


“We’re tremendously proud that Jim Keay Ford Lincoln, an outstanding local business, has partnered with Ottawa 2017 for our city’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. They’re a local success story and their support will contribute in a positive way to Canada’s birthday celebrations and the prosperity that it will bring to the region,” said Mayor Jim Watson.

“35 years ago, Jim Keay Ford Lincoln was established to not only provide our customers with high-quality vehicles that they can trust, but also to become an active member of Ottawa’s vibrant community in sponsoring numerous local hockey, baseball and soccer teams as well as figure skating, daycares, school fundraisers, charitable golf tournaments and CHEO. We are so proud to be part of Ottawa 2017 and thrilled to have a front-seat in this important moment for our community,” said Jim Keay, Founder and Dealer Principal, Jim Keay Ford Lincoln.

“The backing of such a renowned local company as Jim Keay Ford Lincoln will enable the Ottawa 2017 team to deliver a turbo-charged year of celebrations for millions of residents and visitors from around the world in an efficient, cost-effective and exciting manner,” said Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau.

Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations will offer Canadians and visitors from around the world an exceptional and memorable year of high-caliber experiences while bringing a record number of visitors to Ottawa in 2017 to celebrate this important milestone for our country.

Ottawa 2017 thanks its lead partner CIBC, premier partner Bell, the Government of Ontario ( #ontario150) and the Government of Canada ( #canada150) for their contributions in helping to deliver twelve full months of bold events, immersive experiences and all-out celebrations.

Stay informed on plans for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the capital. Visit, follow us on Twitter @2017ottawa (#Ottawa2017) and on Facebook.

About Jim Keay Ford Lincoln
Established in 1982 in Ottawa’s east end, Jim Keay Ford is an award-winning business, having won the President’s Award from Ford Motor Company numerous times. Jim Keay Ford takes pride in providing the people of Ottawa with high-quality vehicles to get them and their loved ones to their destinations. As a community-minded business, Jim Keay also takes pride in giving back and sponsoring causes, charities and activities that make a wider impact. For more information, please visit

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Ottawa 2017

Denise LeBlanc – Manager, Media Relations

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Jim Keay Ford Lincoln
Chris Dugal
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