It’s that time of year again. Christmas is approaching, too quickly for some and for others not quickly enough. For me Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. It can be very hectic, but it’s a time to get back in touch with my inner child, and to regain a small bit of that sense of wonder that children feel most acutely as the holidays close in.
For Many It’s Not an Easy Time
Here’s a scary statistic for you. According to the 2016 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia, more than 1 in 5 children are living in poverty. Nova Scotia now has the third-highest provincial child poverty rate in Canada, and the highest rate in Atlantic Canada.
Sobering, isn’t it?
Where most this time of year dream of Christmas celebrations, decorations, presents and feasts, there are many who look to Christmas with a sense of dread. How do you afford Christmas when it’s a struggle to just put a roof over your family’s head?
At this time of year, perhaps more than any other, those who have should take the time to think about those who have not.
BLACK FRIDAY IS HERE!
…and at Tusket Ford, it’s 11 days long! From Friday November 17th through Monday November 27th you can get some extra-special deals to get YOU ahead of the cold weather!
Let’s take a look at what the deals are!
Tusket Ford is proud (and excited) to be the official Dealer in Atlantic Canada for Roush Performance Vehicles and parts! If you’re not sure about what Roush is exactly, Roush is the namesake of its founder, auto mogul Jack Roush. Jack is a co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, a NASCAR team. He formed Roush Performance in 1995, with the goal of bringing racing performance to street vehicles.
ROUSH Performance’s mission is to deliver high quality, high performance automotive products. That includes completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, performance crate engines, performance part installation, hot rod restoration, and custom graphics.
These vehicles are fantastic looking, and fantastic running; they are fast, they are fun, and they are built to last!
It’s beginning to look a lot like…Autumn! Halloween has come and gone, the weather is slowly turning, and as we all know, soon winter will arrive, whether we want it to or not.
‘Tis The Season…
Around the dealership here, thoughts have turned to tire season. Look around and you’ll find tire displays in multiple spots. You’ll find ads for tire sales, coupons that will save you money on a 4-wheel Alignment, and even a Toyo Tire contest that could win you some nice looking skis! Why all the fuss? Because you NEED winter tires. I don’t mean you need to buy them; if you already have a set, hey, that’s fine. What I mean is:
Did you know that in Canada over 4 million meals a year are provided by Food Banks? That from 2008 through 2016 there was a 28% increase in the use of Food Banks, and that 36% of those helped by Food Banks in Canada are children. Canada has more than 800 Food Banks and 3 thousand food programs.
Can you imagine trying to get through your everyday life hungry, and not sure where your next meal is coming from? The reality is that in Canada, there are many who live exactly that way. The reality is that in the tri-counties, right here in our own back yard, there are plenty who live that way.
The time is nearly here! Our second Tusket Ford All Truck Show & Shine is happening Saturday September 16th from 10 am – 3 pm. Last year was our first kick at the can, and it’s success went beyond our wildest expectations, with over 40 entries coming in. Everyone who attended had a fantastic time! We’ve taken what we learned from last year’s show in order to make it an even better day.
We at Tusket Ford are proud to be a part of this wonderful place we call home, and to contribute in many different ways. From sponsoring sports teams to our involvement in the Hospital Foundation, to actively raising money for various worthy causes, we put our money – and our time – where our mouth is.
One very effective program that we love to take advantage of is Ford’s “Drive 4UR” program. It all started as the “Drive 4UR School” program in 2007 to help underfunded school programs. It went so well that Ford decided to expand and create the “Drive 4UR Community” to help other deserving causes.
For the last couple of years, we at Tusket Ford have associated ourselves with a great organization, the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association. We very much believe in the work that Yarmouth and Acadian Shores does for this region – spreading the good word about everything that our beautiful area has to offer; from experiences and adventures to be had, food and drink to be sampled and amazing scenery to be taken in. We truly live in one of the most glorious places in the world.
This is an area rich in Culture and History. From taking in Acadian culture at Le Village Historique Acadien in Lower West Pubnico, to Walking Tours through Yarmouth’s Heritage District and guided tours through Mountain Cemetary, the Living Wharves Demonstrations and the many museums in the area there is much you can immerse yourself in.
It’s Employee Pricing time at Tusket Ford! Employee Pricing has become a bit of a Summer/Autumn tradition with Ford, and for good reason. The deals are plentiful! The concept is simple: YOU pay what WE pay on new 2017 vehicles, and some 2018’s. I thought I’d give you a rundown on how the program works.
You Pay What We Pay
Tusket Ford is very proud to be a part of the fine community here in Southwest Nova Scotia, and always excited to be a part of the goings on around here! This weekend is one of those weekends you get in the tri-counties in the summertime; a weekend filled with activities. In the words of the Beatles, you’ll find us here, there and everywhere.
Let’s start with Seafest Events! We’ve just returned from helping the local YMCA transport Spin Cycles to and from the Yarmouth waterfront for a special outdoor class for Seafest. There was a dozen enthusiastic spinners there over looking the water. It was a great time!
Seafest means it’s time for the Roaring 20’s Classic Car Show, which can bring in hundreds of Classic Cars to the area. Tonight at 7 is the Classic Car Parade. There will be thousands of people lining the parade route checking out the action. Once the parade is finished, Tusket Ford and Carl’s Store have teamed up to bring you a Street Dance on Main Street, featuring Hourglass.
It’s going to make for a very fun evening. Then tomorrow, rain or shine, Main Street Yarmouth will be closed down for the actual Classic Car Show, again with hundreds of antique and classic cars lining the streets. Tusket Ford will be there too, bringing a very cool modified 2017 F-150.