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BC New Car Dealers Announce 2015 Community Driver Recipients at Auto Show Gala

BC New Car Dealers Announce 2015 Community Driver Recipients at Auto Show Gala

March 25, 2015

(Vancouver Convention Centre, BC) March 25, 2015: The New Car Dealers Association of BC annually recognizes BC’s automotive dealerships from six geographic regions that exemplify business strength and community excellence. This year’s Community Driver Awards were presented at the Vancouver International Auto Show Gala, held at Vancouver Convention Centre East, Tuesday, March 24, 5:30pm – 10:00pm.

“Whether it’s supporting Special Olympics BC, providing a breakfast program for students, sponsoring Minor League Hockey, or providing grants and scholarships for people pursuing car careers, BC’s New Car Dealers have a positive impact in their communities,” said Blair Qualey, President and CEO of NCDA. “Dealerships were awarded for significantly focusing on making a tangible contribution to the growth and livability of their communities – congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Community Driver Award.”

The Award winners were acknowledged at the Auto Show Gala. The evening program included the only sit-down formal gala held at any Canadian auto show, along with an auction in support of Special Olympics BC (SOBC) and the New Car Dealers of BC Foundation.

The 2015 Community Driver Award Winners are:
Brian Jessel BMW, Metro Vancouver Region
Brown’s Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd., Northern BC Region
Cranbrook Dodge, Kootenays Region
Harmony Auto Group, Okanagan/Interior Region
Laird Wheaton GM, Vancouver Island Region
Mertin Auto Group, Fraser Valley Region

The 2015 Community Driver Awards are sponsored by RBC.

About the New Car Dealers Association of BC:
NCDA is the provincial industry association
that represents more than 350 new car and truck dealers throughout British Columbia.
Members of the Association directly employ over 36,000 British Columbians and generate
close to $11 billion in economic activity in the province. The Association speaks on behalf of
the retail new automotive industry to the public, media, and government, and deals primarily
with the legal, environmental, and consumer issues relating to vehicle sales in British

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Media may contact:

Blair Qualey
President and CEO
New Car Dealers Association of British Columbia
T: 604 214 9964
C: 604-897-0852
Follow on Twitter: @bqualey

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