Toronto, Ontario — February 1, 2018 — SATA Canada auctioned the first manufactured SATAjet Canada 150 special edition spray gun at CCIF Toronto in an effort to raise funds for autism research.
The SATAjet Canada 150 was created to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Only 150 individually numbered spray guns were produced.
“The SATAjet Canada 150 was a real hit, selling out almost immediately, luckily we kept the first gun for ourselves,” said John Turner, general manager, SATA Canada. “Now it’s time to auction this collector’s item to help raise funds and awareness for a disorder that affects 1 in 68 children.”
Doug Roberts of Fix Auto Barrie North made the winning bid, at $3,000. SATA contributed an additional $1,500 to the charity, with a total of $4,500 being raised.
“I’m a big believer in helping autism and mental health for children,” commented Roberts. “I don’t care about how much the gun is worth, it’s about where the money is going.”
Based on the premium SATAjet 5000 B, the red anodized body features laser engraved images from Canada’s technological past; an iconic schooner from the early days of Confederation and the legendary Avro Arrow as well as the official Canada 150 logo.