Deadline approaching for RVDA Canada grant apps

RICHMOND, B.C. — To encourage dealership training, the RV Dealers Association of Canada board has created a one-time $1,000 dealership education grant to help cover training conducted between May 1, 2013, and May 31, 2014. However, applications must be turned in by May 31.

“We encourage all member dealers to apply as there is a limited number of grants available for each province/region, and they will be awarded based on the order in which applications are received,” said Eleonore Hamm, president of RVDA of Canda. “Do make the effort to apply. Many of the grants have not yet been applied for.”

Eligibility rules include:

  • Education and training programs must be enrolled between May 1, 2013, and May 31, 2014.
  • All types of education and training are eligible with the exception of the Calgary Trouble Shooter Clinic.
  • A $1,000 grant will be awarded per RVDA of Canada dealer member location on a first come, first served basis.
  • Each province/region will have 15 grants available and awarded based on qualification and order of application received.
  • Should a province or region submit less than 15 applications, remaining grants will be reallocated.
  • Proof of payment and successful course completion is required.
  • Total cost of education and training program(s) must be equal to or greater value than $1,000.

To apply, dealers must:

  • Submit a letter on company letterhead detailing:
    • Title of course / seminar / workshop
    • Training provider
    • Purpose of training
    • Number of participants
    • Enrollment and completion dates
  • Submit copy of proof of payment for each course / seminar / workshop.
  • Submit copy of certificates of completion or letter from training provider stating successful completion for each course / seminar / workshop.

Applications can be emailed or mailed to :

RVDA of Canada
6411 Buswell St., Ste. 204
Richmond, BC
V6Y 2G5

Additional bursaries and grants are available at the provincial/regional level, Hamm said, adding that dealers should check with their local organization as well.

SOURCE: RV Dealers Association of Canada press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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