News and Events

Potluck & gift exchange – December 2021
Every year our Kelowna Infiniti Nissan team looks forward to our annual staff potluck and gift exchange.

Kelowna Nissan Adopt a Family – December 2021
Each year along with other dealerships in our automotive group, Kelowna Infiniti Nissan sponsor’s a family in need through the Boys and Girls Club during the holidays. This December, our Infiniti Nissan team was able to donate, shop and wrap Christmas presents and hand deliver to our adopted family. We are grateful for each of our staffs generosity and participation.

Christmas Sweater Day – December 2021
During the holidays our Lexus of Kelowna team celebrated with our most festive sweaters.

Lexus of Kelowna Adopt a Family – December 2021
Each year along with other dealerships in our automotive group, Lexus of Kelowna sponsor’s a family in need through the Boys and Girls Club during the holidays. This December, our Lexus team was able to donate, shop and wrap Christmas presents and hand deliver to our adopted family. We are grateful for each of our staffs generosity and participation.

Vernon Nissan Secret Santa – December 2021
Our Vernon Nissan team celebrated each other and a year well done before the holidays by doing a secret Santa gift exchange and catered lunch.

Vernon Nissan’ Adopt a Family – December 2021
Each year along with other dealerships in our automotive group, Vernon Nissan sponsor’s a family in need through the Boys and Girls Club during the holidays. This December, our Vernon team was able to donate, shop and wrap Christmas presents and hand deliver to our adopted family. We are grateful for each of our staffs generosity and participation.

The Grinch Stopped By – December 2021
A few days before Christmas, we had a surprise visitor stop by each of our dealership. We are always grateful for our festive Kelowna Mercedes-Benz General Sales Manager, Sam Kaloti and his holiday cheer.

Potluck & gift exchange – December 2021
Every year our Kelowna Mercedes-Benz team looks forward to our annual staff potluck and gift exchange.

Kelowna Mercedes-Benz Foodbank Donations – December 2021
Each year along with our adopt a family sponsorship, our team collects donations from our generous staff and make a delivery to the local Kelowna foodbank.

Sentes Automotive & Women in Trades – December 2021
Human Resources Recruiter, Jamie Glutek, was able to work alongside the Women in Trades program with Okanagan College / Penticton Secondary School to present to students about Sentes Automotive, careers in the automotive industry and our apprenticeship program.

Lexus Luxury Lunch – November 2021
To celebrate a job well done and a successful 2021, we treated our Lexus of Kelowna team to a luxury lunch catered by Kelowna’s Deli City Café.

Women In Trades Student Tour – October 2021
Sentes Automotive works closely with both the Women in Trades and Automotive Apprentice Technician programs at Okanagan College. We offer dealership tours, in-class presentations, career mentorship and part time / full time employment opportunities to the students. Our 4 Kelowna locations offer an apprenticeship program to support 1st year students throughout their entire apprenticeship. (Second photo was taken pre-COVID)

Farewell Penticton Stores – SlackWater Event – September 2021
As of September 30th, 2021, Sentes Automotive has sold Penticton Honda and Hyundai to the Harris Automotive group. We value and appreciate each and every staff member and will miss them greatly. To show our appreciation and say goodbye in style, we hosted on final team event and at Slackwater Brewing, downtown Penticton.

Kelowna Gospel Mission Charity Golf Classic – September 2021
Our company supported the 2021 Kelowna’s Gospel Mission Charity Golf Classic on September 10th at Sunset Ranch. Four of our team members represented the company on the course!

Mercedes-Benz Pizza Day – September 2021
Our Kelowna Mercedes-Benz team had a little internal competition, and the reward was a staff pizza lunch! They crushed their target and enjoyed a lunch from local Kelowna pizza kitchen, Red Swan Pizza.

Penticton annual golf tournament – August 2021
Every year we look forward to our annual golf tournament with all of our Penticton staff together. This year we had the tournament at Penticton Golf and Country Club.

Kelowna annual golf tournament – August 2021
Every year we look forward to our annual golf tournament with all of our Kelowna staff together. This year we had the tournament at the beautiful Two Eagles golf course in West Kelowna. The day was filled with sun, laughs and healthy competition!

Technician appreciation month – August 2021
August is technician appreciation month! We could not operate without the knowledge, skillset and dedication of our hard-working apprentices and journeyman/women technicians. We treated each team to snacks and drinks throughout the month, as well as a grand finale full day of fun at Area 27 Motorsport Park in Penticton.

Accounting appreciation month – July 2021
July is accounting appreciation month! Our accounting team works extremely hard with a keen eye for detail, behind the scenes, to keep our business running smoothly. This is a critical and valuable role within our organization, and we want to ensure each, and every member of our accounting team feels appreciated. The CEO and general manager’s took our accounting staff for a lunch, and we delivered the team special treats throughout July.

Detail appreciation month – June 2021
June is Sentes Automotive’ s detail appreciation month across all 6 locations. Detail is a vital department for our business to serve our customers. Our skilled detail teams work tirelessly to ensure every vehicle leaves the dealership looking brand new.  Over the month of June, we celebrated our teams by gathering all departments to show detail some extra appreciation. From individual staff features, to contests, treat days and cooling towels as a gift for the hot summer heat, we hope the detail team feels the extra appreciation this month and onwards.

Food trucks May 2021
To celebrate our staff and their hard work so far in 2021, we kicked off summer at with a delicious food truck lunch from local vendor, the CrAsian food truck at each location throughout May and June. Each of our teams enjoyed delicious food and games outside in the sunshine!

 

Men’s Night at Okanagan Golf Club
May 26th marked a Kelowna Infiniti sponsored Men’s Night at the Okanagan Golf Club (Quail and Bear).
Four of our team members took to the course to enjoy some golf and showcase the latest Infiniti models.

Sentes Academy Training May 2021
Our company has an in house training program called Sentes Academy where we host live training sessions, discussions, roundtables, as well as recorded screen sharing sessions, one-on-one training, and pre-recorded videos on specific areas of the business. Our goal is to provide all new and existing employees with learning and training opportunities on a variety of different topics throughout their careers with Sentes Automotive.  For this training session, lead by our Dealer Principal, we had our group Receptionists and Sales Administrators gather in our Lexus of Kelowna boardroom.

International woman’s day March 2021

Employee appreciation day March 2021