Wyant Group Donates to B.C. Fire Relief
Okanagan Wyant Group Dealerships Make Donation
Together, the Wyant Group’s Okanagan dealerships raised a total of $30,933.00 in support of the fire relief efforts in B.C. During the last two weeks of July, the Wyant Group’s Okanagan dealerships–Vernon Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover Kelowna, Kelowna Volvo and Audi Kelowna–donated a portion of every vehicle sale or service rendered for the Canadian Red Cross and B.C. Fires Appeal.
Cheque Passing Event with the Red Cross
On August 18th, 2017 at the newly opened Porsche Centre Kelowna dealership located at 888 Finns Road, members of the Wyant Group Okanagan presented a cheque of $30,933.00 to the Canadian Red Cross and B.C. Fires Appeal
During the cheque passing event, members from the Wyant Group Okanagan, Canadian Red Cross, and B.C. Fires Appeal were in attendance, including: Tammie Watson (Corporate & Community Engagement Manager of the B.C. Red Cross), John Bokitch (Wyant Group Managing Partner), Ryan Wicks (Audi Kelowna General Sales Manager), Andrew Carter (Jaguar Land Rover & Kelowna Volvo General Sales Manager), Tanner Caouette (Vernon Hyundai General Manager and Wyant Group Partner), and Robert Heard (Porsche Centre Kelowna General Sales Manager).
Where the Proceeds Will Go
The $30,933.00 raised will help the Red Cross and B.C. Fires Appeal with immediate needs for those affected by the fires plaguing the province, providing evacuees with shelter, food, clothing, water and anything else to help them recover during this difficult time.
About the 2017 B.C. Wildfires
Throughout the summer, over 11,000 of square kilometres have been burned from 100+ fires across British Columbia and is expected to continue well until the fall. Emergency Management B.C. estimates that over 430 structures have been destroyed, of which includes 220 homes. The provincial state of emergency has been extended four times, this time until September 15th. At the peak of the season, over 45,000 people were evacuated from their homes. This season now marks the province’s worst fire season in history and it is predicted to be far from over as fall approaches.