On September 19th, MDA Chairman Darin Schotanus, Vice Chair Bob Harms and MDA President Denis Ducharme kicked off the 2016 MDA Chairman's District Tour.

Beginning in Grande Prairie, Darin, Bob and Denis continued their tour around the province for a full week, holding numerous meetings each day with dealer members in their own communities. Joining them was Mike Reid, President of WD Co-Auto, and Daniel McBee, Vice President of MDA Services.

The 2016 Chairman's Tour was well attended, with many dealers and dealership managers taking the time away from their busy schedules to attend meetings in their district. Meetings were held in Grande Prairie, Peace River, Westlock, Edmonton, Wetaskiwin, Lloydminster, Red Deer, Calgary, and Lethbridge.

Another highlight of the tour, was the meeting in Lethbridge where the meeting was held at the Clarence Arnoldussen Auto Museum. The MDA would like to give a special "Thank You" to Clarence & Jonas of Bridge City Chrysler for so kindly accommodating the Lethbridge Chairman's Tour at their Auto Museum.

These meetings once again provided important updates on present and future issues and projects that the MDA is currently involved in on your behalf. The annual tour also provided a forum for dealer members to advise the MDA Executive on various issues that they felt the Association should be involved in, and provided the opportunity for feedback on how the Association is serving their needs as a dealer member.

The MDA would like to thank all the dealers and staff who took the time to participate in this year's Chairman's Tour. Please remember that your Association is here to serve you, and if there are any concerns affecting your business in which the MDA can assist, please do not hesitate to call the MDA Office!