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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.

2018 South Country Co-Op AG Expo in Lethbridge

The Gear Centre Group attended the South Country Co-Op AG Expo at the Exhibition Park in Lethbridge from February 28 – March 2. With freebies such as tote bags, pens and key chains as well as several exclusive prizes to be won in our lucky draw, booth 512 and 513 were very popular with attendees.

We would also like to congratulate the winners of our exclusive lucky draw prizes! The winners are:

Simon H. – External Battery
Melissa O. – External Battery
Paul H. – External Battery
James M. – Dana Spicer Shirt
Frank H. – Dana Spicer Shirt
John W. – Dana Spicer Jacket
Jason H. – $200 TGC/GCOH Credit

Christmas at the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre

On Wednesday, December 13, The Gear Centre Group of Companies had the pleasure of visiting the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) to help spread some Christmas cheer to the children of our military families. The Gear Centre Group recognizes the sacrifices that our military families make for our country.

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The wonderful staff at the MFRC welcomed us and introduced us to the children. Santa joined us and had a special gift and treat bag for each of the 94 children. Their excitement and joy won’t soon be forgotten. It was a wonderful experience bringing holiday joy to so many smiling faces. It truly was one of the highlights of 2017.

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The Gear Centre Group 2017 Food Bank Drive Results

We would like to thank all our customers and employees for their participation and support in this year’s TGCG Food Bank Drive. Company-wide we donated over 2, 600 items to local food banks, including $275 in cash. After the final count, our top three branches were Edmonton Administration, Fort McMurray (The Gear Centre, Pat’s Driveline) and Calgary (The Gear Centre, Pat’s Driveline, Hydra Steer and The Gear Centre Off-Highway). With an average of over 20 items per person, the top three branches donated to Edmonton’s Food Bank, the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association and the Calgary Food Bank. Edmonton Administration Department will donate an additional $300 to the charity of their choice, the Fort McMurray branches will donate an additional $200 to the charity of their choice and The Calgary branches will be donating $100 to the charity of their choice. All donations will be made on behalf of The Gear Centre Group of Companies.