Auto Service World
Feature   February 1, 2002   by Auto Service World

Over the Counter – February 2002: Canadian International Automotive Show Ramps Up Training

An impressive line-up of learning opportunities has been organized for the Canadian International Automotive Show.

The show, being held May 3 to 5, 2002 at the International Centre in Toronto, Ont., will focus strongly on training. Learning opportunities include technical as well as business management skills–everything from oxygen sensors to Drive Clean profitability, a GPS technical clinic to the art of client service, and new technology to exit or retirement strategies for business owners.

The seminars are in addition to the many demonstrations and learning sessions being offered by Show exhibitors. Warehouse distributors, buying groups, and mass merchandisers will also be running complementary events for their members and customers before and after show hours.

Most of the learning opportunities will be held during show hours for a fee of $25. Show registration is free if before April 19, 2002. Registration for the show and training events can be done online at

Auto Sense Announces Winners

Buying group Auto Sense Auto Parts has announced the winners of its Auto Logic Bahamas promotion for service providers.

The eight winners each received a trip for two to the Breezes Resort in the Bahamas in February.

The winners are: Greg Coyle, Coyle’s Tire and Auto Service, Lakefield, Ont.; John Danbrook, Danbrook Automotive, Tillsonburg, Ont.;Wayne Wells, Dauphin Tire, Dauphin, Man.; John Giesbrecht, Giesbrecht Mechanical, Landmark, Man.; Mike Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Inspection & Repair Ltd., Chilliwack, B.C.; Blaine Stein, Severn Bridge Esso, Severn Bridge, Ont.; and Shane Greig, Stuart Greig & Sons Ltd., Port Elgin, Ont.