ASIMO kicked off its Canadian tour in Alliston, Ontario, by demonstrating its amazing abilities to more than 6,100 Honda of Canada Manufacturing employees and their families on October 4 and 5, 2003. ASIMO was the highlight of the weekend’s many activities including pony rides, games and a barbeque. Anticipation built as large crowds arrived at the Nottawasaga Inn. Each show was packed with parents and kids oohing and aahing at ASIMO’s every move! At the end of each show the audience was sad to say goodbye to ASIMO. Before departing, many families took pictures in front of the larger-than-life ASIMO photos on the two ASIMO transporters parked outside as a lasting memento of an exciting day.
Then, on October 7, more than 1,400 local students anxiously waited for their turn to see ASIMO in Alliston. Minutes before the first show started, students chanted in unison, “A – SI – MO! A – SI – MO!” Their cheers and applause grew even louder when ASIMO took the stage and demonstrated its amazing human-like walking and moving abilities. By the end of ASIMO’s visit to Alliston more than 7,900 people had seen ASIMO during the first stop on its Canadian tour!
ASIMO might be coming to a city near you! Please check the tour schedule often for the latest venue and date information.