Cypress Motors test drive fundraiser will support Swift Current Cadets

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Jeff Ziegler, a Sales and Lease Consultant with Cypress Motors, hands over the keys to 605 Tarry Air Cadet Squardon members David Brady and Mackenzie Lychak during today's Drive 4 UR School test drive fundraiser at the Lieutenant Colonel Clifton Centre.


Cypress Motors is again bringing Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited’s innovative Drive 4 UR School program to Swift Current in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for 605 Tarry Air Cadet Squardon. For every person who test-drives a Ford vehicle at the Lieutenant Colonel Clifton Centre on June 8 Ford of Canada will donate $20 to the squadron.

“We're really excited to be helping the Tarry Air Cadet Squadron to raise funds for programming, training and tours," said Jeff Parsons, dealer principle, Cypress Motors. "The Drive 4 UR School events have raised a significant amount of funds for schools and community organizations around the province since the program was initiated. It's wonderful to play a role in so many community building projects. We encourage as many people as possible to come out to help raise funds for the squadron.”

The event will also feature an Air Cadet Dream Flyer Motion Flight Simulator. Any individual who drives a Ford vehicle in the event in support of the squadron, will have the opportunity for a ride in the motion flight simulator. The squadron will also be offering coffee and baking to individuals who participate in the drive event.

“We want to thank Cypress Motors and Ford of Canada for providing the squadron with the opportunity to raise some significant funds for programming and training through this one day event.  We also want to thank the people of southern Saskatchewan for their support, and urge everyone to come and drive a Ford in support of 605 Tarry Air Cadet Squadron – the leaders of tomorrow,” said Jeff Kurtz, 605 Sponsorship Committee Chair.

The event, which will be held from 9 am to 5 pm, will feature the Ford Fiesta, Edge, Escape, Focus, Fusion, F-150, Super Duty and other available models.  

Since the start of Ford’s Drive 4 UR School and Community programs in 2010, more than 77,000 test-drives at more than 500 events have generated over $1 million in donations for high schools and organizations in Canada.

In addition to raising much-needed revenue for worthwhile causes, the program gives participants the chance to experience first-hand Ford’s exciting new vehicles which boasts features such as MyFord Touch™, EcoBoost™, SIRIUS and ActiveParkAssist.

To participate, visit Lieutenant Colonel Clifton Centre, 350 6th Ave. N.E., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household.

Geographic location: Swift Current, Southern Saskatchewan

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  • Brenda Faulkner
    June 05, 2013 - 13:32

    I personally want to take Ford Motor Company and Cypress Motors for donating the funds to the 605 Tarry Squardron. My grandson is one of those cadets and those young people make us proud to know they are in the community. Once again a heart felt thank you.