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Aftermarket scholarships applications now open
October 20, 2021 by Adam Malik

Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now being accepted by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF). Applicants can go to the foundation’s Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Central website. Candidates have until March 31, 2022, to apply. Scholarships from

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Mister Transmission hosts charity golf tournament
September 21, 2021 by Adam Malik

Franchise owners, store support staff and special guests took part in the 2021 Mister Transmission Charity Golf Tournament recently. After the 52 golfers wrapped up their 18 holes at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario, a dinner was

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Program back on track after auto community comes to rescue after theft
September 9, 2021 by Adam Malik

After a B.C. school’s drag racing program had its tools and helmets stolen, chances of revving up the engine were just about diminished. But not all hope was lost — it was all eventually restored thanks to donations from the

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Riders club returns to raise money for scholarships
August 25, 2021 by Adam Malik

The Ride for the Future motorcycle trip will be back this fall. The Automotive Aftermarket Riders Club will head back to the highways of the desert to raise money for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF). The ride, with

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University foundation dishes out most scholarship cash ever
July 27, 2021 by Adam Malik

It was a record-setting year for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. The foundation handed out $706,250 in scholarships in 2021, all with the goal of helping build a strong and knowledgeable workforce. Recipients will be attending a two-year or

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Industry rallies behind NAPA employee who lost home to house fire
May 6, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Jason Miller has made many connections in the aftermarket over the last two decades. As a sales rep for Goodyear, then as a service manager in Ancaster, in the last five years he has held two positions at NAPA Auto

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Are you ready to walk for charity on Sunday?
September 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The annual Hope&Cope event organized by Dorval, Sources and St-Henri Auto Parts will go on this year… but in a very different form. “Yes, things are different this year,” says co-organizer Alex Trichas, “but the need for cancer support is

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Kia donates face shields to Canadian health workers
September 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Kia Canada has pledged a donation of 60,000 medical-grade face shields to the Public Health Agency of Canada. The company said the personal protective gear is intended to help equip frontline health workers. Produced in a re-tooled section of Kia

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Stan Kingshott West Coast Classic cancelled
June 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The 2020 Stan Kingshott West Coast Classic Golf Tournament, scheduled for this summer, has been cancelled due to Covid-19. It would have been the 34th anniversary year for the tournament, which raises money for local charities. It was hoped that

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Alberta shops partner with Liqui Moly on free oil changes
May 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Liqui Moly USA is partnering with four Canadian auto repair shops to provide free oil changes to healthcare professionals. The Germany-based oil company has announced a partnership between its Canadian division and four Alberta automotive repair shops to provided complimentary

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Lordco steps up to feed hungry truckers
May 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Lordco Auto Parts has partnered with Meals for Truckers to offer food and facility services to beleaguered truck drivers across British Columbia. The Maple Ridge, B.C.-based company is supporting the B.C. Truckers Association’s initiative to help long-haul truckers during the

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NRS brakes technology enables quick-assembly of ICU wards to fight COVID-19
April 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The same technology used in NRS brake pads to bind brake friction to backing plates could be used to build temporary healthcare facilities in a fraction of the time and with significant cost savings. Canadian-based Nucap Industries – parent company