Harris helpers hand over haul to hospital home

Parksville car dealership shows it’s about much more than just tires, steel and great customer service

Donna Andres Of the Lady’s Mantle

Donna Andres Of the Lady’s Mantle

The folks at Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. had a great time and all for a very good cause.

In all, they raised $1,241 for Jeneece Place at a special fundraising event held this past Saturday night.

The Harris group has committed $50,000 to this charity, which is a 10-bedroom home in Victoria that holds families from other parts of Vancouver Island who have loved one’s being hospitalized.

The event was called Heels and Wheels and was put on with the Seaside Cruizer’s car club.

There was a vintage car show and shine and a new twist this year had them open up their showroom they called, The Chevy Mall to 19 local business’s to display and sell their wares.

Andy Lankester, General Manager of Harris Oceanside said that he “wanted to do something a bit different this year.”

In particular, he added, he wanted to create an event that had a wide appeal to both guys and gals.

Creating a shopping environment in the showroom brought the people in to see what some of the merchants offer in the way of unique products and services that are available locally.

Next year is the 20th anniversary of the Seaside Cruizer’s parade through Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

“Watch out for next year because we have something special being planned,” Lankester said. “The folks who came out donated generously by way of entry fees and the barbecue with food that was generously donated by Doug Riederer of Thrifty foods.”

The event was a hit with everyone who showed up, he said.

“We look forward to next year,” he added.



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