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Viva Victoria: CARSTAR Canada hosting annual national conference celebrating 30 years in operation

Victoria, British Columbia — CARSTAR Canada is hosting its annual national conference, Velocity 2024, this week in Victoria, B.C. Collision Repair magazine is on-site at the event all week—stay tuned to our site and socials for real-time updates from the evemt started with the Harbour Hustle charity walk for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Attendees strolled along the waterfront in support of the organization and were visited by special guests from the BC Lions along the route.

Opening ceremonies kicked off an eventful birthday bash-themed evening. Co-emcees Matthew Mauro and Michele Robitaille delivered a welcome message, followed by an executive leadership message from Michael Macaluso, EVP and group president for Driven Brands.

Years of service awards were handed out to the dedicated CARSTAR network members from across Canada, celebrating 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years and 30 years of commitment to the brand. Joe Saputo and Domenic Lucarelli accepted the First Franchisees awards on behalf of their respective families. Frank Sotille received the Community Visionary Award.

An Opening Night 30th birthday bash featuring live music, custom cocktails, plenty of games and, of course, birthday cake, closed out the evening.

Award Winners:

  • Community Visionary Award
    • Frank Sottile
  • First Franchisees award
    • Saputo Family
    • Lucarelli Family
  • Matthew Ornstein Lifetime Achievement Award
    • CARSTAR LC Group
    • CARSTAR TORCAM Group
    • CARSTAR Mercanti Capital
  • Years of Service
    • 10 Years
      • CARSTAR Alma
      • CARSTAR Cap-Rouge
      • CARSTAR Ottawa SE Appraisal Centre
      • CARSTAR Stonewall
      • CARSTAR Winnipeg Chevrier
      • CARSTAR Charlesbourg
      • CARSTAR Express Woodbridge
      • CARSTAR Kemptville Appraisal Centre
      • CARSTAR Express Smiths Falls
      • CARSTAR Port Elgin Appraisal Centre
      • CARSTAR Chicoutimi-Nord
      • CARSTAR Toronto Millwick
      • CARSTAR Cowansville
      • CARSTAR Wilson Niblett (Richmond Hill)
    • 15 Years
      • CARSTAR Laval Rue Lamer
      • CARSTAR Express Calgary MacLeod SW
      • CARSTAR Welland (Gillespie)
      • CARSTAR Scarborough North East
      • CARSTAR Perth
    • 20 Years
      • CARSTAR Windsor
      • CARSTAR Elmsdale
      • CARSTAR Strathroy
      • CARSTAR Summerside
      • CARSTAR Charlottetown
      • CARSTAR Wallaceburg
      • CARSTAR Lethbridge
      • CARSTAR St. Hubert
    • 25 Years
      • CARSTAR Fredericton
      • CARSTAR Edmonton Gateway
      • CARSTAR Saint John
      • CARSTAR Belleville
      • CARSTAR Calgary McKnight
      • CARSTAR Okotoks
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