The Castlegar Toyota team is honoured to announce that we are the most recent recipients of the Community Driver Award! The award is given by the New Car Dealers Association of BC to recognize dealers who make a positive and real impact on the growth of their community. For Craig and the team here at Castlegar Toyota, this has always come naturally to us. We’ve all grown up in the Castlegar region, care about our community, and believe that we can help take care of each other if we all do our own small part.
“You’d be hard-pressed to find a dealer principal more deserving of the Community Driver Award than Craig Kalawsky, who was recently named a 2020 recipient of the prestigious award from the New Car Dealers Association of BC.”
The New Car Dealers Association of BC highlighted several of our initiatives that help improve the lives of our Castlegar community members, including:
• Our bi-annual food drive events, where we incentivize customers to bring in food donations with a 10% discount on their vehicle service. We are able to give $2,000 worth of food to the Community Harvest Food Bank after each event!
• Each holiday season we host our Giving Tree promotion, where customers can receive up to 50% off their service bill when they donate a new toy. Last year, we were able to provide 500 toys to local families in need over the holidays.
• We are big supporters of the Communities in Bloom initiative, which helps to improve environmental awareness and beautify cities all across Canada.
“In a tighter community you want to do this - not out of any need for recognition - because that, to me, is not important. I want to help out because it’s the right thing to do. If we all work together, we can make a difference in a big way.”
Craig Kawlawsky, Dealer Principal, Castlegar Toyota
Although we are truly honoured to receive this prestigious award, we most certainly would not be able to make these contributions to our community without our clients, customers and friends. Your support plays a huge role in not only the growth of Castlegar Toyota, but in our ability to continue giving back to the community. Each time you book a service, make a donation or even purchase a new vehicle, you’re keeping the cycle of supporting our local communities alive and well. From Craig and everyone here at Castlegar Toyota, we thank you!
Learn more about the Community Driver Award in this wonderful article about Craig and the Castlegar Toyota team from Signals Magazine.