Fountain Tire & WHL launch search for 3 Stars of the Community
Edmonton, Alta. – Fountain Tire has once again teamed up with the Western Hockey League (WHL) to honour local difference makers. Fountain Tire 3 Stars is a collaboration that recognizes ‘stars’ in 21 cities across Canada who go above and beyond to make their community a better place. Canadians can nominate their local heroes until November 30, 2019.
“We’re adding to the roster of everyday citizens who support and inspire those around them,” says Denise Gohl-Eacrett, Director, Brand and Customer Experience at Fountain Tire. “We’re asking Canadians to help us find people whose actions – big or small – make a difference in their communities.”
Fountain Tire 3 Stars was created to recognize community members for their volunteerism, humanitarianism and generosity. It is based on the tradition of awarding hockey players for their performance at the end of a game, and instead acknowledges members of the public who make an impact.
Last year, Fountain Tire celebrated a group of exceptional citizens across Western Canada including teachers, firefighters, fundraisers and hockey parents. Among them were: Langley, B.C. tutor Sylvia Lloyd; Lethbridge, Alberta transit driver Mike Miller; dedicated community volunteer Morley Harrison from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; and, many more difference makers.
This fall, members of the public are invited to nominate their community stars at FountainTire3Stars.com.
“The Western Hockey League is very proud to continue working alongside our partner Fountain Tire to recognize outstanding citizens who give back to their community,” comments WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “Throughout Western Canada, WHL arenas represent a gathering place for the community and we look forward to hearing stories of the remarkable people who will be nominated for the Fountain Tire 3 Stars.”
Three winners will be selected from each participating WHL city*, on the basis of nominees giving back to their community in a meaningful way. Winners will receive a WHL 3 Star Experience, including four hockey tickets, a $250 Fountain Tire gift certificate and a $200 gift certificate for the local team store. They will also be recognized during a ceremony at a local game later in the season.
“From Fountain Tire’s corporate office in Edmonton to our locally-owned stores, we believe it is important to support local communities,” says Gohl-Eacrett. “We bring this to life through our sponsorship of the WHL, and by supporting the local heroes that help our communities thrive.”
To learn more and to submit nominations, visit FountainTire3Stars.com.
*Participating WHL Communities:
About Fountain Tire
Established in 1956, Fountain Tire is one of Canada’s premier tire and automotive service networks with 160 locations spanning Central and Western Canada from Vaughan, north of Toronto, to Victoria, British Columbia. The company is also a leading provider of tires and tire-related services to commercial truck fleets and off-road vehicles used in the agriculture, oil and gas, mining, and construction sectors. The majority of Fountain Tire managers own equity in their stores. This partnership-based business model combines community-invested store management with corporate intelligence to provide service that truly puts the customer first. The company’s shared ownership business model has enabled it to be named among Canada’s “Best Managed Companies” every year since 1994.
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.