Last week I mentioned the NBA Canada Series Raptors vs Timberwolves game we were invited to attend thanks to Marriott International! This quite an exciting evening for us - it was a rare occasion we got to go out without the kids and also it was both of our first live basketball game. 

The traffic was maddening on the way to the game, we thought we were going to be late but arrived just in time for the game to start. The Canadian Tire Centre was packed with NBA fans who came to cheer on their team. 

I have to say Marriot did an amazing job spoiling us with VIP treatment! We thought we were going to get great seats but we really got amazing seats in a vip suite along with some of my fellow Ottawa bloggers. 

The atmosphere in the suite was energetic and we were greeted with welcomes. There was a fabulous food spread and bar for everyone to enjoy. 

Our seats were literally right on top of the action! I've never been so high up in the Canadian Tire Centre, it was amazing! On each seat there was a special Ottawa, Marriott Rewards jersey, #AroundtheWorld hat and foam fingers to really get us into the spirit of the game! 

Mid-way through our evening we had the opportunity to meet and greet basketball legend Chauncey Billups in person! Everyone had the chance to take a photo with him and also get an autographed basketball card! 

You might recognize a blogger or two in my Periscope! Sorry about the abrupt cut-off, I was being pulled over for a group shot! :) 

The rest of the game went fast with the Timberwolves taking it home and it was time for us to say our goodbyes. We did have tickets to the reception after the game too but unfortunately it was getting late and we were simply too tired to stay and celebrate. Plus, we really couldn't keep our babysitter waiting, it's not every day we can manage to find one! We still had an amazing night either way! 

We shared our excitement by snapping photos and taking videos! Thank you to those who tuned in on Periscope! If you weren't lucky enough catch it live last night, you can watch the replays here and some fun game highlights on YouTube! You can also find pics on my Instagram

It was such a great night, we enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you Marriott Rewards for hosting us for the evening! If you are a Marriott Rewards member, you should really take advantage of member perks like this and if you're not a member, sign up! You could have the chance to win a trip and tickets to an upcoming NBA Global event, #NowThatsRewarding! 

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