The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada (RVDA Canada), in conjunction with Camping Canada’s RV Lifestyle Magazine and Camping Canada’s Dealer News, are inviting nominations from across Canada for the 2009 Walter Paseska Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award.

 Established in 1989 by Camping Canada, and dedicated to Walter Paseska for his many years of commitment and tireless dedication to the RV industry, this award is given to a Canadian RV acting dealer principle on the basis of the following criteria:

  •  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.
  •  Commitment and participation in the RVDA at the provincial or national level.
  •  Recognition by customers and peers as a person with the highest integrity and credibility in both work and personal life. 
  •  Contribution to the community.

Each member may submit a maximum of three nominees to RVDA of Canada. The national selection committee, which is composed of the past four Dealer of the Year Award recipients and one representative from the award’s sponsor, Camping Canada, chooses the winner(s) from the list of nominees by secret ballot. Camping Canada will present this year’s Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award at the Annual Canadian meeting to be held during the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 6-9.

Nomination forms are  available by fax or e-mail from the national offices or can be downloaded at “Events/Awards” on the member side of www.rvda.ca. Members may contact the national office for a reminder of their ID and password.

Completed nomination forms and accompanying letter may be faxed to the national office at (604) 204-0154 by July 15, or mailed to: RVDA of Canada, Suite 204-6411 Buswell St., Richmond, BC V6Y 2G5.

For more information about the Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award, contact Eleonore Hamm at the RVDA of Canada, (604) 718-6325 or [email protected], or Jo-Ann Searls at RV Lifestyle Magazine/Camping Canada, (905) 844-8218.