CARSTAR Red Deer Downtown and CARSTAR Red Deer South partnered with the Red Deer Rebels to present a van to YouthHQ at the last regular season home game of the Red Deer Rebels in front of 7,000 Rebels fans. “This van will go a long way for our organization, with daily transportation for community activities to providing safe transportation for children and youth in our various programs, ” says Kris Fleckenstein, Chair, YouthHQ. “We’re grateful for our partnerships with CARSTAR Canada and the Red Deer Rebels, and are thrilled to have this generous presence in our community.”

In the fall of 2016, CARSTAR Red Deer Downtown and CARSTAR Red Deer South purchased a 2016 Dodge Caravan that had considerable collision damage. This van was seen as an opportunity to the Red Deer CARSTAR locations, as a way to give back to the community. In the months following the purchase, CARSTAR staff and families in Red Deer volunteered their time to repair and refurbish the van.

CARSTAR and the Red Deer Rebels were able to present the van to YouthHQ at the Red Deer Rebels’ last home game of the year, with some hockey fans from YouthHQ in attendance. Darryl Hemstreet of CARSTAR Red Deer was extremely proud of their accomplishment, and all the work leading up to the big giveaway.

My sincerest thanks go out to all of the staff at both CARSTAR Red Deer locations who helped make this donation possible.” said Hemstreet. “Giving back to community in Central Alberta is a big part of who we are, and we could not have done this without the support of our amazing CARSTAR staff.”

On behalf of the children and families with YouthHQ, Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer, the 49th Street Youth Shelter and Camp Alexo, thank you to our friends at CARSTAR Red Deer for making a difference.