Buy & Sell 2014 Recap


Business, Location and Networking Make Buy & Sell 2014 Unforgettable

September 30, 2014  — Bestbuy Distributors Limited’s annual Buy & Sell attracted shareholders from British Columbia to Newfoundland, to meet and network with valued supplier vendors from all over North America, for a memorable Oceanside conference in Victoria, September 21 – 24, 2014. Beautiful water and mountain vistas followed the Bestbuy group throughout the four-day event.

The event, which combines supplier meetings with several social events, attracted the majority of the buying group’s shareholders as well as a wide variety of suppliers to the luxurious Inn at Laurel Point.

Two days of successful meetings with suppliers were highlighted with events such as Bestbuy’s annual SickKids golf tournament at the scenic and challenging Olympic View Golf Club, while a second group started the day with a private, guided marine adventure tour leading to a pod of orca whales near picturesque Pender Island, where the group stopped for lunch at the impressive Poet’s Cove Resort. Both events and raffle sales raised over $20,000.00 for the world-renowned Family Heart Centre at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.

To-date, Bestbuy shareholders and valued suppliers have raised over $650,000.00 for Canada’s leading children’s medical facility. This year’s proceeds from the golf tournament, day tour and raffles will be pooled and a cheque presented to the Hospital for Sick Children at Bestbuy’s upcoming 2015 Annual General Meeting in February in Toronto.

Tuesday evening, the group made their way via Bestbuy branded water taxis from Fisherman’s Wharf to Canoe Brewpub and Restaurant. Shareholders and suppliers enjoyed handcrafted beers and gastronomical food in an 1894 landmark heritage building setting on Victoria’s downtown waterfront.

All enjoyed a successful Buy & Sell.


The Winners List

Shareholders: Thank you for dropping off your completed passports at the end of Buy & Sell.  The vendors truly appreciated the very good attendance at the meetings.

THE YOUNG AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONALS (Port Colborne, ON) – Grand Prize winner of the Passport draw!
$500 Gift Card to a store of their choice.

SPARK AUTO ELECTRIC (Scarborough, ON) – Another prize winner of the Passport draw!
iPad mini 32GB courtesy of Veyance Technologies/Goodyear.

A & A DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS (Hamilton, ON) – Vendor meeting room draw winner!
$1000 Wynford Travel Voucher courtesy of Continental Automotive Systems.


Thank you for your generous support and participation in our SickKids efforts at Buy & Sell.  It’s amazing what our group can accomplish at this event every year!

LADWIG’S AUTOMOTIVE (Red Deer, AB) – SickKids raffle prize winner!
Sidney Crosby signed & framed 2014 Olympic Jersey courtesy of Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

PASTE AUTO PARTS (Toronto, ON) – SickKids raffle prize winner!
Microsoft Surface Tablet courtesy of UCI-Fram Group.

Between SickKids raffle tickets sales on the day tour and golf course, plus the golf hole sponsorship signage, we collectively raised $17,470!! This does not include additional money raised from your participation at these two events.


SickKids Golf Tournament Recap:

Jeff Desveaux of NGK – Men’s Closest to the Pin winner!
$300 donation to SickKids courtesy of Dayco.

Angela Bovay of Canadian Energy – Women’s Closest to the Pin winner!
$300 donation to SickKids courtesy of Baldwin/Hastings Filters.

Eric Liebovitz of OEM Forecast – Men’s Longest Drive winner!
$300 donation to SickKids courtesy of Dynaline.

Vanessa Thorne of Auto Magic (Prince George, BC) – Women’s Longest Drive winner!
$300 donation to SickKids courtesy of AP Exhaust.


Special note: The IDL group members celebrated their 50th Anniversary at Buy & Sell Victoria!  IDL hosted a SickKids Charity Casino Night and everyone had a rock’in good time!!

The super impressive amount IDL raised is – $15,750!!

Two SunSplash trips to Curacao, Dutch Caribbean were up for grabs from the winnings of the Casino night to the highest bidders…

Gary Thibault of The Partsman (Oshawa, ON)

Doug Thorne of Auto Magic (Prince George, BC)



For more information, please contact Karen Barkin at 905-673-1227.

Bestbuy Distributors Limited
3355 American Drive, Mississauga, Ontario  L4V 1Y7