The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada, in conjunction with Camping Canada’s RV Lifestyle Magazine and Camping Canada’s Dealer News, is inviting nominations from across Canada for the 2013 Walter Paseska Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award.
According to a press release, the deadline for submission is July 31. Click here to download the nomination form and guidelines.
The award was established in 1989 by Camping Canada and dedicated to Walter Paseska for his many years of commitment and tireless dedication to the RV industry. The honor is given to a Canadian RV acting dealer principal on the basis of the following criteria:
• Longterm dedication to the RV industry and promotion of the RV lifestyle by the acting dealer principal of a recognized full-service RV dealership.
• Commitment and participation in the RVDA of Canada at the provincial or national level.
• Recognition by customers and peers as a person with the highest integrity and credibility in both work and personal life.
• Contribution to the community.
A maximum of three candidates per province/region will be considered for the award. The Award Selection Committee, composed of the past five Dealer of the Year Award recipients and one representative from the award’s sponsor, Camping Canada, chooses the winner(s) from the list of nominees by secret ballot.
Camping Canada will present this year’s Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award at the Canada Night Dinner in Louisville, Ky., being held on Dec. 2.
The winner(s) will be acknowledged in several ways:
• An etched glass award for the recipient(s).
• A profile story on the dealership in RV Lifestyle magazine and Dealer News.
• Presentation of a professionally-taken photograph of the recipient to the dealership.
• A paid announcement in their local paper(s).
• Creation of press releases and a press kit for the dealer to send to local media, to national and regional media, and to manufacturers, along with instructions for use by the dealer.
Nomination materials can be mailed, faxed or emailed as a pdf to:
RVDA of Canada
Ste. 204 – 6411 Buswell St.
Richmond, BC V6Y 2G5
Tel: (604) 718.6325
Fax: (604) 204.0154
For additional information, contact Eleonore Hamm at the RVDA of Canada, (604) 718-6325 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jo-Ann Searls at RV Lifestyle Magazine/Camping Canada at (905) 624-8218.