Excited Volkswagen Owner being celebrated for Volksgiving

Volksgiving has arrived 

And this year, we’re celebrating VW Owners who’ve gone the Extra Distance to help their communities, to make the world a more inclusive place, and to create a sustainable future for us all.

And this year, we’re celebrating VW Owners who’ve gone the Extra Distance to help their communities, to make the world a more inclusive place, and to create a sustainable future for us all.

Experience the joy of this year's Volksgiving

Meet the Owners who’ve gone the Extra Distance

Sheilagh H. Brechin, ON 
32,901 km

As a humanitarian, Sheilagh has traveled the globe helping people from all walks of life. One such journey involved providing humanitarian aid in Kabul, Afghanistan and then driving it all the way to her then home Cork, Ireland. Talk about a trip!

For her Volksgiving celebration, we gave Sheilagh a surprise that honours her trip and the memories it created.

Excited Volkswagen Owner being celebrated for Volksgiving
Excited Volkswagen Owner being celebrated for Volksgiving

Lauren F. Halifax, NS
47,219 km

Lauren is a full-time mom, who also volunteers to help run a local vegetable garden for her community. With a little help from her Volkswagen Atlas and a lot of tenacity, Lauren has created a sustainable and free alternative to the local supermarket that people from all around can enjoy.

To honour her, we gave her something for her community garden and surprised her with a trip to a destination she’s been dreaming of since she was 12 years old.

Lars C. Calgary, AB
719,897 km

Lars loves to make people laugh everywhere he goes. So much so, that he made it his profession as a touring comedian. He’s taken his Volkswagen Jetta all across North America to brighten people’s lives. What keeps him motivated is getting to his goal of over one million kilometres in his Volkswagen to share his comedy.

To thank Lars for all the laughs, we surprised him with a trip to the most famous comedy city in the world. 

Excited Volkswagen Owner being celebrated for Volksgiving
Excited Volkswagen Owner being celebrated for Volksgiving

Samantha P. Toronto, ON
122,343 km

Samantha is passionate about early childhood education. So passionate, in fact, that she drives a 3-hour commute in her Volkswagen Jetta every day just to teach. For her, going the Extra Distance means doing everything she can to be the best teacher she can be to her students.

Outside of her love for teaching, Samantha has a passion for golf. See as her Volksgiving celebration ends with a hole in one. 

Stirling J. Spruce Grove, AB
13,394 km

Not only is Stirling a police officer, but he’s also a musician who writes country music as a personal outlet. As a lifelong Volkswagen Owner, he uses his kilometres to benefit the veteran community, to share his music with others, and raise awareness for the indigenous community and mental health.

For his Volksgiving, we surprised Stirling with a trip to the home of country music. 

Excited Volkswagen Owner being celebrated for Volksgiving
Excited Volkswagen Owner being celebrated for Volksgiving

Telara R. Calgary, AB
232,286 km

Telara is a mother to a loving son with down syndrome. When she’s not taking her son for day trips to the nearby Alberta mountains in their Volkswagen Cross Sport, she’s busy raising money for down syndrome initiatives and promoting down syndrome awareness. Creating a more inclusive world for her son is so important to Telara that she’s doing everything in her power to make it happen.

To thank Telara for all the work she’s done, we surprised her with an experience specially designed for her and her son.

Kristen A. Halifax, NS
232,286 km

As an avid runner, Kristen has used her Volkswagen Jetta to travel to training spots for a marathon to benefit trauma victims. Whether it's getting to group training meets, or solo trail runs, Kristen takes it on with a smile.

That’s why for Kristen’s Volksgiving, we surprised her with an experience tailor-made for a lifelong sports fan.

Excited Volkswagen Owner being celebrated for Volksgiving
Excited Volkswagen Owner being celebrated for Volksgiving

Henry S. Oakville, ON
47,219 km

When Henry’s father was diagnosed with cancer, he was understandably devastated. The first thing he and his family did was purchase a new Volkswagen Tiguan so they could drive him to his appointments and be together during such a challenging time. Every kilometre on his Tiguan reminds him of the time they had together, the memories they created, and the importance of his extended family.

That’s why Henry’s Volksgiving surprise wasn’t just for him, it was something made to bring his family together.

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