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Supplying PEE Kits for Commercial Truck Drivers

The Gear Centre, in partnership with AMTA, BMO, Women in Supply Chain and UFA, is participating in the assembly of 25,000 free PPE kits for commercial truck drivers.

“This event has truly been a group effort, coming together quickly thanks to the efforts of all involved. We all know drivers are essential to our supply chain and although they have been hauling throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for weeks now, we need to continue to support them, and most importantly keep them safe,” says Chris Nash, president of the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA).

Click here to read the full AMTA statement.

Thank You Truck Drivers

Christmas Party 2019 with Children’s Wish

The Gear Centre Group of Companies hosted a Christmas party for Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Alberta & N.W.T Chapter families for the second year in a row. The Gear Centre Group of Companies gave Christmas presents to 49 children from Wish Families. We would like to thank Sobeys, Save-On-Foods, Costco and Superstore for their generous donations that helped make lunch for nearly 100 people possible. Thank you so much to Ritchie Bros. for making their facility available to us again this year and we would also like to thank Positively Princess’d, Chips and the 501st Legion – Badlands Garrison for donating their time so generously.

This year the theme for the party was Comic Book Adventure. We created the character Gear Boy, and created custom ‘The Adventures of Gear Boy’ artwork to create a fun environment for the Christmas party. If you’re interested in learning more about The Adventures of Gear Boy click here to read a one-page comic we created for the party. Gear Boy faces off against the evil snowman Frostbite to save Christmas!

The Adventures of Gear Boy at the Children's Wish Christmas Party!
The Adventures of Gear Boy at the Children's Wish Christmas Party!
The Adventures of Gear Boy at the Children's Wish Christmas Party!
The Adventures of Gear Boy at the Children's Wish Christmas Party!
The Adventures of Gear Boy at the Children's Wish Christmas Party!
The Adventures of Gear Boy at the Children's Wish Christmas Party!

Children’s Wish is such a wonderful organization and we were honored to work with them again this holiday season. If you would like to learn more about how you can support Children’s Wish, visit www.childrenswish.ca

The Gear Centre & Pat’s Driveline Take Part in the 10th Annual Convoy for Hope – Atlantic

The Gear Centre & Pat’s Driveline took part in the 2019 Convoy For Hope – Atlantic on Saturday, August 24. An amazing event once again!

For more information on Convoy for Hope – Atlantic and what they do, visit convoyforhope-atlantic.com

Christmas Party 2018 with Children’s Wish

The Gear Centre Group of Companies had the privilege of hosting a Christmas party for Wish Children and their families on Saturday, December 15. There was pizza, hot dogs and cupcakes for all! We watched movies, opened treat bags and visited with Anna, Chase and Wonder Woman. There was even a surprise visit by Santa who brought a gift for every child! A great time was had by all. Children’s Wish is such a wonderful organization and we were honored to work with them this holiday season. If you would like to learn more about how you can support Children’s Wish, visit www.childrenswish.ca

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We would like to give a special thanks to Costco for the pizza, Sobeys for the cupcakes, Rexall for the bottled water, Positively Princess’d for their time and Richie Bros. Auctioneers for the venue. You helped make this party a success!

Christmas 2018 with Children’s Wish

This year The Gear Centre Group of Companies will be hosting a Christmas party to show our support of Wish Children and their families.

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only all-Canadian wish-granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 25,000 children and their families.

For more information on Children’s Wish and to find out how you can help, visit childrenswish.ca

Convoy For Hope – Atlantic

On Saturday, August 18, The Gear Centre and Pat’s Driveline were at the Moncton Coliseum in support of Convoy for Hope – Atlantic’s 9th annual drive for a cure.  Convoy for Hope – Atlantic brings truckers together to raise money in support of research, detection and prevention of the four most diagnosed cancers in Canada. Convoy for Hope – Atlantic is an annual event and has raised more than $250,000 since its first convoy in 2010. Come and join us in The Drive for a Cure! Despite the weather, this year’s event was a huge success with 25 registered trucks, a fire truck, an ambulance, 4 corporate sponsored vehicles, 24 CAV & support units and 17 survivors.

For more information on the event, visit the Convoy For Hope – Atlantic Facebook Page or the Convoy For Hope – Atlantic Website

CWSAA 50th Spring Conference

Pat’s Driveline represented The Gear Centre Group of Companies at the CWSAA 50th Spring Conference. Pat’s Driveline Industrial attended the spring conference from April 24-25, 2018 at the Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise.

Truck World 2018

The Gear Centre Group of Companies was one of more than 450 exhibitors at Truck World 2018 in Mississauga, ON. Canada’s National Truck Show provides the opportunity for visitors to see new products, keep on top of the latest trends and learn how to save time and minimize costs. The Gear Centre Group’s team of expert parts & powertrain specialists attended the show where they met with potential customers and networked with new and current vendors. As a member of the Meritor Authorized Rebuilder Network, The Gear Centre displayed one of their rebuilt Meritor differentials. Also on display was a remanufactured Volvo I-Shift automated transmission, Parker truck hydraulics and heavy truck driveshafts. The Gear Centre and Pat’s Driveline display also included Quality Gear products, The Gear Centre Group’s cost-effective aftermarket brand.

44th Annual Radical Speedsport Show

The Gear Centre and Pat’s Driveline attended the 44th annual Radical Speedsport Show at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, NB from April 13-15, 2018. Radical Speedsport is one of Canada’s largest high-performance motorsport expos and had over 300 street rods, street machines, custom cars, race cars, trucks and motorcycles on display.

Chad Lindberg, Twiggy Tallant, Ryback, Jimmy Shine and Paw Patrol all made appearances at the show. A huge congratulations to the Hub City Six and to Ron Dawson on winning the Robertson Award.

Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo – Toronto

The Gear Centre attended the 4th annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo at The International Centre in Toronto from March 9-11, 2018. This show is the largest of its kind in Canada, featuring custom cars, hot rods, classics, rat rods, tuners & imports, exotics and racing vehicles.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to ask about our Tremec T-56 on display and to check out our Show Specials on differential parts! Just mention promocode ‘Motorama18’ to earn your discount on limited-slips, ring & pinions, and bearing kits before August 31st.

Congratulations to Hitman Hotrods for their well-deserved Grand Champion award for their stunning ’56 Chev pickup, and a special mention to Binbrook Speed for their killer ’27 T coupe and ’37 pickup, which were our staffs’ favorites at the show.