QUEEN’S PARK – The following is a statement delivered on the floor of the Ontario Legislature recognizing Auto Guys of St. Thomas for collecting the most tires of all competitors as part of a Tire Recycle Drive competition:

“I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize Lynda Groom and Bob Ward, owners of Auto Guys in St. Thomas. Auto Guys is a family owned and operated automotive service centre which has served the community of St. Thomas with distinction for 30 years.

A month ago, they entered a Tire Recycle Drive competition with 28 other businesses from across the province.  The competition – organized jointly by CAA and Ontario Tire Stewardship – put up a $20,000 grand prize to be contributed to a local school for things like new playground equipment and landscaping.

Last year all 19 teams involved in the competition collected 1,235 tires. 

I’m pleased to learn this morning that Auto Guys alone collected 2,235 tires, far surpassing the other competitors.

The $20,000 grand prize will go to Elgin Court Public School to enhance the school’s playground equipment and landscaping.

I want to congratulate Lynda and Bob on their latest success and thank them for their continued commitment to making our community a better place.”


The video of the statement can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPN_ZkSthLk&feature=youtu.be.

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Media Contact: William Ross | P: 416-325-3965 | E: william.ross@pc.ola.org