News and Events
President’s Award Trip – May 2022
We celebrated the top Sentes Automotive sales consultants for all the hard work over the last year. In attendance of this trip was Colton Steeds (Lexus of Kelowna), Eric Jameson (Kelowna Mercedes-Benz), Vik Jaiswal (Kelowna Infiniti Nissan), Mark Samson (Kelowna Infiniti Nissan), Dylan Tran (Kelowna Infiniti Nissan), and Calvin Reich (Vernon Nissan) along with their spouses. After a two-night stay at Watermark Beach Resort, they finished their adventure at the Kartplex at Area 27 Race Track. Congratulations all!
Employee Appreciation Program – April 2022
Throughout April we have continued showing our appreciation for our team members by selecting positions to celebrate and recognize, with a personal touch. This month, we recognized receptionists, sales admins, lot managers, and photographers. We celebrated each person by ordering them lunch from their restaurant of choice, and gifting them a gift card and item from their favorite local spots. We appreciate each and every one of you!
KGH Foundation Donation – April 2022
We are proud to provide a $500 donation to the KGH Foundation Students for Heart Health. We’re excited to know that this donation put them over their $10,000 fundraising goal! This cause is to raise “awareness for heart conditions, promoting healthy lifestyles, and supporting heart and cardiovascular foundations through fundraising and collaborations.” Sentes Automotive and our 4 dealerships are committed to giving back to our community and organizations that are important to our teams. We look forward to not only giving back by donating funds, but also to donate their time to charities and organizations that are meaningful to them.
Sentes Ice Skating Day – March 2022
Our team rented out our local ice rink and invited our staff and their families for an open skate with the kids, followed by a staff hockey game!
Potluck & gift exchange – December 2021
Every year our Kelowna Nissan team looks forward to our annual staff potluck and gift exchange.
Kelowna Nissan Adopt a Family – December 2021
Each year along with other dealerships in our automotive group, Kelowna Nissan sponsor’s a family in need through the Boys and Girls Club during the holidays. This December, our Nissan team was able to donate, shop and wrap Christmas presents and hand deliver to our adopted family. We are grateful for each of our staffs generosity and participation.
Women In Trades Student Tour – October 2021
Sentes Automotive works closely with both the Women in Trades and Automotive Apprentice Technician programs at Okanagan College. We offer dealership tours, in-class presentations, career mentorship and part time / full time employment opportunities to the students. Our 4 Kelowna locations offer an apprenticeship program to support 1st year students throughout their entire apprenticeship. (Second photo was taken pre-COVID)
Kelowna annual golf tournament – August 2021
Every year we look forward to our annual golf tournament with all of our Kelowna staff together. This year we had the tournament at the beautiful Two Eagles golf course in West Kelowna. The day was filled with sun, laughs and healthy competition!
Technician appreciation month – August 2021
August is technician appreciation month! We could not operate without the knowledge, skillset and dedication of our hard-working apprentices and journeyman/women technicians. We treated each team to snacks and drinks throughout the month, as well as a grand finale full day of fun at Area 27 Motorsport Park in Penticton.
Accounting appreciation month – July 2021
July is accounting appreciation month! Our accounting team works extremely hard with a keen eye for detail, behind the scenes, to keep our business running smoothly. This is a critical and valuable role within our organization, and we want to ensure each, and every member of our accounting team feels appreciated. The CEO and general manager’s took our accounting staff for a lunch, and we delivered the team special treats throughout July.
Detail appreciation month – June 2021
June is Sentes Automotive’ s detail appreciation month at Kelowna Nissan. Detail is a vital department for our business to serve our customers. Kelowna Nissan’s talented detail department works tirelessly to ensure every vehicle leaves the dealership looking brand new. Over the month of June, we celebrated our teams by gathering all departments to show detail some extra appreciation. From individual staff features, to contests, treat days and cooling towels as a gift for the hot summer heat, we hope the detail team feels the extra appreciation this month and onwards.