Valcourt, QC, June 20, 2012 – One BRP Ski-Doo dealer from Canada and one from the United States were each named Dealer of the Year at the annual International Snowmobile Congress held in Sturbridge Massachusetts this year. Donahue Super Sports of Wisconsin Rapids, WI won the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) Dealer of the Year award and City Argo Motorsports in Miramichi, New Brunswick was named the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) Dealer of the Year. These awards recognize dealers that support organized snowmobiling in an exemplary manner in their markets and across their respective countries. Each has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to their local clubs and regional associations to promote snowmobiling and organize fundraising within their communities.
“On behalf of BRP Ski-Doo, I want to take this opportunity to thank ACSA for recognizing one of the most dedicated and passionate dealers in our network, and to congratulate Bobby and his team for this outstanding recognition” said Robert Lumley vice president Sales and Marketing Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo Division. “Donahue Super Sports represents everything that we love about this industry. They are a family business, deeply involved in the industry, passionate about what they do, dedicated to their customers, and professional in every sense of the word.”
Bob and Alice Donahue started Donahue Super Sports over 46 years ago with the philosophy of taking care of every customer, and ensuring that snowmobile club support, participation and growth was a priority.
“Terry, Troy, and I are proud to be able to continue with those long standing values, that my dad and mom have started so many years ago” said Bobby Donahue, owner and general manager of Donahue Super Sports “I firmly believe that the sport of snowmobiling would never have grown to what it is today, without the connection between clubs and supporting dealers.”
“This is a great achievement to be recognized by CSSO and we are extremely proud of City Argo Motorsports” said Manon Pelletier regional sales director, Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo for Canada. “We know that they have invested a lot of effort and energy in the last few years to increase the level of service provided by the dealership and to make their business more efficient. We have seen their name positively mentioned in chat rooms and on blogs by consumers. This award is well deserved and we are extremely happy to have them as part of the big BRP family. Thanks to Mark, Kim and their team for supporting the Ski-Doo brand in such a positive manner.”
Mark and Kim MacDonald started with BRP in 2001 and have built their reputation on customer service – their trademark has been to help everyone whenever they can and never say “no” – which is also how they have worked with the local clubs, always there when support was needed. “It was a shock to us as a small dealer with only four employees, but what an honour” said Kim MacDonald.