Victoria Hyundai gives back

Victoria Hyundai's giveaway car

Victoria Hyundai will be handing the keys to this car over to one lucky military member on Dec. 18.

On Dec. 18 one lucky DND member will drive away in a brand new car.

The giveaway, which takes place at Victoria Hyundai’s location at 525 Gorge Road East, is the final point in a year-long contest.

“It’s exciting. It might sound a little melodramatic but this draw could change a DND member’s life,” says Steve Munro, owner of Victoria Hyundai.
In the spirit of efficiency, the four finalists in the car giveaway have been drawn already. That doesn’t mean the drama is over.

At the event, each of the four finalists will take a set of car keys from a bowl.

Whoever has the key that starts the car will drive away in the 2012 Alantra Touring.

“We wanted to make sure that whoever won the car would be there, but that doesn’t mean there won’t still be some excitement to the event,” says Munro.

The event begins at 4 p.m. and any member from the DND community is invited to enjoy eggnog, live music and the draw.

Those who show up will be entered into a draw for door prizes, which will be drawn by special guest Base Commander Capt(N) Bob Auchterlonie.
The idea for the giveaway came when Munro, a retired artilleryman, decided he wanted to do something just for DND members.

“The base accounts for about 90 per cent of our business,” says Munro. “We decided it was time to give something back to the military community.”

The camouflage-wrapped car has been a constant presence on the base for most of a year, and around 3,500 entry ballots have been collected. Munro says it feels good to have the campaign finally draw to a close.

“It let’s us reflect back on the year and thank all the groups that we’ve worked with,” says Munro. “We want to do this again in the New Year. The feedback that we’ve received from DND members has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Shawn O’Hara, Staff Writer

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