Alden Kowarsky of Alco VR in Laval, Quebec, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada. Mr. Kowarsky, president of Alco VR in Laval, Quebec has been in the RV industry for over 30 years. He started his career by joining his parents, Gerald and Rhoda, at the dealership in 1978. He currently oversees the entire dealership’s operations and general management.
“It is a sincere honour to have been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of the RVDA of Canada,” states Alden Kowarsky. “It has truly been a goal of mine to be able to represent my fellow peers at the national level and I am grateful for the trust and confidence that they have placed in me and the entire national board.”
Over the years, Alco VR has grown by leaps and bounds with innovative ideas, products and a family-like atmosphere. Initially the first tent trailer manufacturer in Quebec, the dealership became a retail enterprise in 1965 and has never looked back. In 2006, Alden purchased a large piece of land in Laval, Quebec, just outside of Montreal, and was able to build the largest RV Centre in Laval, thus fulfilling a dream of his and also addressing the issues of infrastructure, space and other constraints which existed in the former location.
Mr. Kowarsky is also conjointly serving his second term as a director on the RVDA of Quebec (ACVRQ) board.
Other officers for the 2010-2011 year are:
- Vice Chairman: Garth Bromley, Transcona Trailer Sales, Winnipeg, MB
- Treasurer: Ian Moore, Big Boys Toys, Nanoose Bay, BC
- Past Chairman: Kim Stone, Stone’s RV and Home Centre
RVDA of Canada’s current Board of Directors are:
Gord Bragg, Hub City RV, Nanoose Bay, BC
Barry Devereux, Luxury Motorhomes, Carleton Place, ON
Darren Gelowitz, Village RV, Regina, SK
George Goodrick, Adventure Sports Ltd., Dartmouth, NS
Jim Gorrie, GNR Camping World, Winnipeg, MB
Jean-Francois Lussier, Horizon Lussier, Marieville, QC
Bruce Marsh, Cape Breton Trailer Sales, Bras d’Or, NS
Kyle Redmond, Bucars RV Centre, Balzac, AB