2018 Events

April 28th, 2018
Safe Ride Home Service - Bollywood Bang
In partnership with Enactus OC, 8 Ford vehicles were loaned to offer a Safe Ride Home by donation to attendees of the annual Bollywood Bang Event. Proceeds went to Enactus' efforts to run social, economic, and environmental programs throughout Vernon.
May 18th, 2018
Vernon Leo's Club Breakfast in a Box
The annual 'Breakfast in a Box' raises funds for KidSports programs in Vernon. KidSport assists with registration fees and sports equipment costs for youth in need. Watkin Motors covered the costs of food and drinks for this event.
June 8-10, 2018
Lumby Days Family Festival
Watkin Motors signed on as a Major Sponsor for this event and also had Ford F-150 and F-350 trucks on display
June 9th, 2018
4th Annual Kindale Developmental Association Vernon Golf Spectacular
This annual event raises much-needed funds for the various programs that Kindale Developmental Association operates in the North Okanagan. This year, they partnered with Special Olympics BC, Vernon. Watkin Motors was an 'Eagle Sponsor' for this event, which included a hole sponsorship.
July 13-15, 2018
Sun Valley Cruise-In
Always a great community event, Watkin Motors has been the major sponsor of this event for many years. The annual event includes open car shows throughout Vernon, live music, and a Saturday afternoon 'country cruise' which starts at Watkin Motors.
July 21st, 2018
10th Annual Hospice Fundraiser
Butcher Boys in Vernon is hosting the 10th Annual Hospice Fundraiser, an event where proceeds are donated to the North Okanagan Hospice Society. Watkin Motors contributed items from our Parts & Accessories department for the silent auction at this event.
August 26, 2018
Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Classic
The VJHF Chairty Classic is the North Okanagan's premier golf tournament supporting the best in healthcare in our region. Watkin Motors signed on as a Hole Sponsor for this event and to add some fun to it, we operated a Speed Hole Challenge! Congratulations to Team Nixon Wenger who had a low time of just 00:33! Each member of their team won a 'Gold Clean' 29th Street Autoplex!

2017 Events

September 12th to 16th, 2017
Proud Major Sponsor of the 2017 55+ BC Games | Vernon & Area

We will be loaning out 20 New Ford Vehicles including a mix of Ford Cars, Trucks and SUVs to transport the athletes to events during the games.

From September 20th to October 2nd, these vehicles will have Special Offers including a FREE Two-Year Limited Maintenance Package included with the purchase of one of these New Vehicles!
September 20th to October 2nd, 2017
Vernon Women's Transition House Society

The Vernon Women's Transition House Society provides shelter, counselling, child and youth advocacy and we have teamed up to help them out!

Between September 20th to October 2nd:
If 40 vehicles are sold, we will donate $2,500;
If 50 vehicles are sold, we will donate $5,000!

Plus, for EVERY Retail Repair Order in the Service Department, we will donate $10.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Vernon Lions Club
The Vernon Lions Club will be hosting a barbecue at the dealership to help celebrate our 102nd Anniversary!
Stop by between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and join us in celebrating 102 years proudly serving Vernon!
At Watkin Motors, we are proud of our involvement in the community that has made us so successful. Over the years, we have helped support a variety of organizations by way of donations, contributions and volunteer time. Watkin Motors has also been involved in many fund-raising ventures, such as charitable golf tournaments and "Run for the Cure".
Below you will find some of the organizations we have been working with to make our community a better place.

  • United Way
  • Kalamalka Rotary Club – Dream Auction
  • Vernon Rotary – On Line Auction
  • Greater Vernon Minor Hockey
  • Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
  • NONA’s Tree House Project
  • Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Drive
  • Watkin Motors Sun Valley Cruise-In
  • Big Brother’s & Sister’s Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Vernon Winter Carnival
  • Vernon Golf and Country Club’s Annual Golf Tournament
  • Sovereign Lake - World Cup Cross Country
  • 2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship
2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship
If you are interested in having Watkin Motors support your event, please forward a written request to the attention of our Business Development Centre.

Watkin Motors Business Development Centre
4602 27th Street
Vernon BC V1T4Y6

Attn: Business Development Centre