Take a test drive for the Ghostriders

Fernie Ford is teaming up with the Ghostriders for the second annual Drive One 4 UR Community event.

Fernie Ford is teaming up with the Ghostriders for the second annual Drive One 4 UR Community event.

On September 22, Ford will be setting up at Fernie Memorial Arena and giving the public the opportunity to test drive a vehicle, while raising money for the Junior B hockey team at the same time.

Sales Manager for Fernie Ford, David Thompson, explained that for every test drive taken, Ford Canada will donate $20, up to a maximum of $6,000.

“It’s a program that was initiated by Ford Canada last year, and the purpose is to get people out to test drive and try out the new models,” said Thompson. “If 300 people were to come, we would reach the goal of $6,000, which will go towards the Ghostriders Scholarship Fund.”

Ford Canada’s Drive One 4 UR Community and school programs began in 2010. Today, over 50,000 people have taken a test drive to help out a local organization or school.

Fernie Ford chose to donate to the Ghostriders for their first test drive fundraiser last year, and Thompson said it was an easy decision when it came to helping them out again.  “We’ve always supported the Ghostriders, it’s a good cause. The whole community supports the team and we want to do our part to be a good community supporter and have a strong community presence.”

Last year’s Drive One 4 UR Community raised almost $5,000, and this year Thompson is hoping they can hit the $6,000 mark. The Ghostriders will be at the event all day, barbecuing to raise even more funds.

It’s all happening outside the Fernie Memorial Arena on Saturday, September 22, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.