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70th Anniversary Celebration + AGM

September 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am

Registrations for the ARA’s 70th Anniversary Celebration events are now closed. Join us for the online AGM meeting!

This year’s Annual General Meeting (October 1, 9:00 am – 11:30 am) will be available as an online webinar, allowing members to vote on important matters from the comfort of their home. Please register here: ONLINE AGM

The Automotive Retailers Association is thrilled to announce that on September 30 – October 1, we will be celebrating 70 years of excellence in the automotive industry. We are excited to see you, as we take you Through the Decades. Dust off your golf and dancing shoes and come celebrate the past, present and future with us in Whistler! We invite you to two incredible days of play, inspiration, and connection with fellow ARA members, peers and associates. Together let’s honour 70 years of building support and change for our industry, as we continue to drive the industry to excellence. 

We’re excited to celebrate with you, starting at our golf tournament, at the stunning Whistler Golf and Country Club, which is conveniently located near the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa. We have a special rate just for ARA members, so please use the link below to book yourself in before the rooms sell out. Along with our golf tournament fundraiser, we’ll be hosting a gala, casino night, and our pedal car auction as well! 

The 70th Anniversary Celebration will be about reflecting on the many years the ARA has been an industry advocate, but also our efforts to grow and push our industry into the future. It will be about connection, engagement and showing you how much we appreciate our community. 

Thank you for being the change and continue discovering ways on how we can be industry leaders together. And yes, even leaders need to play and have fun! Don’t hesitate and come on out for an unforgettable time to honour and celebrate the 70th anniversary of this organization that continues to support small and large businesses within the industry. 

Event Outline

Friday, September 30

8:00 am – registration opens for the golf game

9:30 am – 3:30 pm Golf tournament fundraiser

5:00 pm – 11:30 pm – Chairman’s reception & Casino night

– includes cocktails, buffet dinner, dessert tables, coffee/tea

Casino opens at 8:00 pm


Saturday, October 1

9:00 am – 11:30 pm – Annual General Meeting (AGM) 

– view the 2022 AGM Agenda

– download the 2021 ARA AGM Minutes

– coffee/tea, muffins served

11:45 am – 1:15 pm – Luncheon & keynote speakers 

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Gala cocktail reception

6:30 pm – Gala banquet 

– buffet dinner, dessert station, live music

8:30 pm – Industry awards, Pedal Car Challenge awards, Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc. (ARFI) awards presentations

9:45 pm -11:30 pm – Live music, dancing

All weekend: We invite all attendees to check out the history display of the ARA’s 70 years in business that will be available throughout the event.


Guests may cancel their 70th Anniversary Celebration & AGM and Golf Tournament tickets without a penalty in these two instances: 1) if the government issues a formal travel restriction, or 2) if a guest shows a positive Covid-19 test, and a doctor’s note is provided to the Automotive Retailers Association.

Event Sponsors

Thank you to all sponsors for their great support of this event.


Key Event Sponsor



Paul W. Schwartz Law Corporation


September 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am
October 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am


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