Wharf Rat Rally adds technology
For Immediate Release
Wharf Rat Rally adds some new technology
(Digby, July 21, 2015) – Communications at the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby will step up a notch this year with the addition of a downloadable app for smart phones and SMS text messaging.
“One of the major comments we receive is that people miss out on shows and contests because they didn’t know they were about to happen. People who download our app will have a text message sent directly to their phones so they shouldn’t miss anything,” explains Co-Chair Guy Le Blanc.
The app will give the Wharf Rat Rally the capability to keep people up to date on all events, especially if changes are necessary because of weather or traffic patterns. It will also give the attendees updates on the value of the 50/50 draw: last year’s winner took home $26,308 and, with the Shriners’ help again, the Wharf Rat Rally hopes that will be even bigger again this year.
The intent of the Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association is to use the messaging system principally during the Rally with updates at other times of the year given through social media channels, as in the past.
“The app is free to download by searching Wharf Rat Rally on the iTunes or Google Play stores, “ explains Le Blanc, “and for people who don’t have smart phones, the text messages can be received by texting ‘wharfrat’ to phone number 76000.” Unfortunately, visitors from outside of Canada can’t receive text messages directly; they must go through the app.
The 11th Annual Wharf Rat Rally runs in Digby from September 2nd to 6th.