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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

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Mazda U.S. offers free oil changes to health care workers
April 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mazda in the United States will give free oil changes to healthcare workers as a way of thanking them for their “selfless dedication.” An Essential Car Care Fact Sheet from the vehicle manufacturer offers the details of the program, which

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Uni-Select / Bumper to Bumper donate PPE
April 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select says it is humbled by the work of “guardian angels” in the Canadian health care system to keep Canadians safe from coronavirus. In response, the company and its Bumper to Bumper Canada banner have donated thousands of N95 respirators

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NAPA donates masks to B.C.’s Operation Protect
April 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

NAPA Auto Parts in Vancouver has donated 2,100 medical-grade masks to health care professionals in B.C. The company’s stock of N-95 disposable masks will not go to its normal automotive customers, but to a new initiative called Operation Protect set

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Shad’s R&R won’t go ahead in June
March 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

For the first time in 46 years, Shad’s R&R has been cancelled. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the aftermarket golf fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research will not be held as planned on June 11. Board members for the annual

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New website promotes Shad’s R&R golf tournament
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Shad’s R&R, the aftermarket golf tournament that has raised over $5.2 million for muscular dystrophy research, now has a web page to help spread its message and raise donations. The beautifully designed website, www.shadsrr.ca, features a wealth of information about

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Ed Coates foundation donates $25,000 in equipment to trade schools
March 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation has donated a brand-new hoist and metal lathe to the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District 42 Trades Program. The new hoist was installed into Maple Ridge Secondary School this month. Samuel Robertson Technical

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Fountain Tire honours exceptional Canadians
February 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  For the second year, Fountain Tire has honoured everyday heroes across Canada through its 3 Stars program. This season, over 60 exceptional Canadians in 21 cities received public recognition from the company and their local WHL or OHL team.

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Quebec walk-a-thon raises $73,000 for charity
February 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Quebec auto parts retailer Group Dorval-Sources-St-Henri raised $73,000 in their annual Hope & Cope Foundation Walk-a-thon last year. Co-owners Alex Trichas, Andre Dimopoulos, Chris Dimopoulos, and Nick Dimopoulos donated the funds to The Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. This