Vancouver, BC – On February 25, 2008 Mr. Lube Canada awarded Prairie Lube Limited (a Mr. Lube Franchisee based in Calgary, Alberta) with the prestigious Joe Lapcevich Jr. Community Award for Excellence in Community Outreach at its annual Franchisee Convention.
Submission and consideration for the award is performed over a 12-month period which includes store
and employee support, community outreach and giving. Prairie Lube Limited received the award based
on the following activities:
- Raised over $20,000 for Camp Quality in their province.
- Raised over $14,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Super Cities Walk
- Created an organizational donation plan for the Canadian Blood Services and donated 71 units of blood/plasma for a lifetime total of 350 units.
- Donation of silent auction items to the Children’s Health & Hospital Foundation
- Participating in the annual United Way Campaign
- Supporting local City and Board of Education
- Support to the Bow Valley Hockey
- Support to the Society for Treatment of Autism
“We are proud to present Prairie Lube Limited and the Guenter family with this important award,” says
Paul Healey, President and CEO of Mr. Lube Canada. “Their commitment to the community and the
various programs they support is recognition of how an organization can give back and make an impact.
Not only does the staff of Mr. Lube support these important initiatives, but the customers of Mr. Lube do
so as well. Through in-store donations, promotions and activities, Mr. Lube appreciates their ongoing
“We are honoured to receive the Joe Lapcevich Award for Community Excellence. The hard work and
commitment of the staff of Prairie Lube Limited, along with the generosity of the customers that support
our 11 locations in Calgary, Lethbridge and Saskatoon was critical to our success,” says Jim Guenter,
Vice-President of Prairie Lube Limited. “As a result of everyone’s hard work, organizations such as Camp
Quality and the MS Society of Canada receive valuable support. Prairie Lube has been a long-time
supporter of the MS Society and will continue to support the Super Cities Walk this year by collecting
pledges and walking on Sunday, June 1, 2008.”
About Mr. Lube Canada
Mr. Lube Canada is Canada’s No. 1 quick lube provider and a leader in the automotive routine maintenance category with 93 locations across Canada. Founded in 1976, Mr. Lube Canada has served over 32 million customers in its 32 years history. Headquartered in Delta, BC, the company also has a regional office in Mississauga, Ontario to support its national franchise network. For further information,
Director, Corporate Communications
Mr. Lube Canada