July 19, 2006

Smart fortwo owners organize cross-Canada Relay

Toronto, Ontario – Smart fortwo owner, Garry Stearns of Kemptville, Ontario, has organized a cross-Canada relay to take place August 7th through August 28th. A total of approximately 10,000 kilometres will be driven and so far, there are at least 75 participants formally registered to drive various sections. Close to 200 Smart cars will be involved.

Many of the participants are member of Clubsmartcar.ca, the largest
privately run Smart forum in Canada with close to 1,000 members.

Smart owners will drive their own cars in sections of a pre-determined route starting from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and ending in Victoria, British Columbia. The owners will actually pass a baton through the relay posts. Drivers can drive one hour of the relay, or
two hours, six hours or for days.

The relay is designed to promote the safety, the long distance capabilities and environmental aspects of the smart fortwo as well as raise funds for the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society in close collaboration with the RCMP.

Smart owners who wish to participate in the relay can get in touch with Garry Stearns (1-888-339-3374)


Monday, August 7 Northwest River, Labrador.
August 8-9 Happy Valley – Goose Bay NF
Thursday, August 10 Lewisporte
Friday, August 11 St. John’s
  Port aux Basques
  Ferry leaves Port aux Basques 01:30 Aug. 12 (6-7 hour crossing).
Saturday, August 12 North Sydney, NS
  Port Hawksbury
  New Glasgow
  Pictou NS
  Ferry to Woods Island
  Charlottetown, PEI
  Summerside to Confederation Bridge
  Shediac, N.B.
Sunday, August 13 Moncton, NB
  Grand Falls
Monday, August 14 Grand Falls

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