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From left: Gord Bragg of Hub City RV in Lantzville, B.C., Carolyn Vos of Vos Trailer Sales in Stittsville, Ontario, and Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Bruce Marsh of Cape Breton RV in Bras d’Or, Nova Scotia. Not pictured is Josée Bédard of Roulottes Chaudière in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec.

Bruce Marsh of Cape Breton Trailer Sales in Bras D’Or, Nova Scotia was presented with the prestigious 2019 Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award at the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada’s Annual Meeting held at the RV Dealers Convention/Expo in Las Vegas.

“Thank you so much. It is such an honor to be recognized in this manner” said Marsh as Melanie Taylor from RV Lifestyle Magazine presented him with the 30th Annual Walter Paseska Memorial Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award.

Each year, the RVDA of Canada, in conjunction with RV Lifestyle Magazine and Dealer News, invites nominations from across Canada for the Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award. The award is dedicated to the memory of the late Walt Paseska, founder of Walt’s Trailer Sales in Headingley, Manitoba, in recognition of his many years of commitment and dedication to the RV industry. Since established in 1989 by Camping Canada Magazine, this award has been presented to individuals who share Walt’s enthusiasm and commitment, in recognition of their long-term contribution to the RV lifestyle, and commitment to the community as a whole.

The award is presented to a candidate who has:

  • Demonstrated long-term dedication to the RV industry and promotion of the RV lifestyle by the acting dealer principal of a recognized full service RV dealership.
  • Shown commitment and participation in the RVDA at the provincial or national level.
  • Been recognized by customers and peers as a person with the highest integrity and credibility in both work and personal life.
  • Made a contribution to their community.

Cape Breton Trailer Sales Ltd. is a family-owned and operated trailer dealership founded in 1964. In 1989, Marsh and his wife, Maureen, purchased the dealership. In 2004, the dealership relocated to an expanded facility where it is today. Their daughter also works at the dealership as its business manager. They currently offer a wide variety of quality trailer products as well as quality customer service.

Marsh is currently serving as past president of the Atlantic Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association and has been a director for the RVDA of Canada for over 10 years.

Other nominees for this year’s award were: Josée BédardRoulottes Chaudière, Levis, Quebec; Gord BraggHub City RV, Lantzville, B.C.; Carolyn VosVos Trailers, Stittsville, Ontario.