TIB welcomes Petro-Canada at the pump
The Tk’emlups Indian Band is hoping lure more travellers to its gas station with a new addition to its offerings: Petro Points.
The band-owned gas station on the Yellowhead Highway is converting from a no-name shop to a Petro-Canada, with a grand opening celebration set for Friday, June 27.
In a press release, the band said it hopes the switch will attract both Petro-Points loyalists and those travellers who are simply more inclined to stop at a gas station whose name they recognize.
“The main reason for this change is to build upon our previous success and to seek out a new clientele by offering a higher quality of client services,” TIB Chief Shane Gottfriedson said.
The gas station, which opened in 2004 and is marketed as one of the band’s most successful business ventures to date, was previously supplied by Universal Petroleum.
The band said the switch to Petro- Canada will allow the Tk’emlups station to stay price-competative with other gas stations in the area.
The grand opening will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the station and will include gas- voucher giveaways, a ribbon cutting and a barbecue.