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Kelowna man wins new BMW — right before vacation

Paul Burgess sits behind the wheel of the new BMW that he won on a two year lease.
March 11, 2020 - 6:48 PM

Paul Burgess was packing for his morning flight to Puerto Vallarta tonight, March 12, when his wife, Kerry, insisted they go out for dinner with their two kids, instead of ordering in fast food.

It was her ruse to get him down to Kelowna BMW to get his prize — a new car.

“Here I thought it was going to cost me $200 for dinner and I get a BMW,” he told

Burgess was one of 2,000 people who had his own vehicle (a Nissan) repaired between Dec. 1 and Feb. 29 at one of four CSN autobody shops in Kelowna and Vernon.

In order to get him through the door, Kerry told him that, even though her own Nissan was quite new, she wanted to look at a BMW.

“I’m not going in there,” was his first comment to her, then he was a little tongue-tied as to what to say.

The prize is actually a two-year lease on a 2020 BMW X1.

It’s too soon to tell what he’ll do with an extra vehicle but, his first thought was that he’ll park the Nissan for a couple of years in favour of the Beemer.

Matt Levitan, head of marketing for the Lift Auto Group that owns the CSN chain, said the contest was just a way of cheering up their customers during the gloomy winter months – which tend to be very busy for the autobody business but not so cheery for those needing to get their cars repaired.

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