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Auto-retailer Dilawri Group fueled by giving back to the community

Posted on October 6, 2022

Dilawri show and tell at VCC

On Friday, September 23, Vancouver Community College (VCC) was pleased to welcome back Dilawri Group at VCC’s Broadway campus to meet with VCC’s Automotive Service Technician students and showcase some of the automotive brands Dilawri Group represents.

Established in 1985, Dilawri Group is a BC-based, family-owned automotive retailer. With more than 3,000 employees, it includes 76 franchised dealerships across Canada representing more than 35 automotive brands.

As part of their commitment to give back to the community, Dilawri Group partnered with VCC Foundation in 2018 to offer two scholarships for promising students in VCC’s Automotive Service Technician program. The scholarships support students who share Dilawri Group’s core values of passion for excellence, customer focus, teamwork, integrity, and a willingness to grow.

“We, at Dilawri Group of Companies, understand that our success comes from the community’s success,” said Surj Uppal, Regional Marketing Manager, Dilwari Group of Companies, BC Region. “This is why we are proud to partner with community pillars like VCC to create an environment where students and community benefit from partnerships such as ours.”

AST students at Dilawri show and tellSee more photos from the day on our Flickr album.

At the event, top of the line vehicles, such as a Porsche Targa, Mercedes Class-G, and Mercedes-Maybach S were on display in VCC’s state-of-the-art working garage. Students were able to inspect the cars, chat with Dilawri Group representatives, and learn more about luxury vehicle repair. As a special treat from Dilawri Group, White Spot’s Triple O’s On the Go food truck was on campus to serve lunch to VCC automotive students and instructors.

“We are grateful to the Dilwari Group for hosting this day for VCC’s students,” said Moira Gookstetter, Executive Director of VCC Foundation. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet Dilwari Group representatives, see the vehicles they represent, and make an impression on a potential future employer.”


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