George's Marine & Sports Celebrates 40th Anniversary

George's Marine & Sports, Eganville, ON, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at its Eganville store with a series of events from August 21 to 23.

The events will be open to the public and include a celebrity barbecue and dunk tank to raise proceeds for the Petawawa Military Base – Wound Warriors Campaign. Among the series of guest appearances at the event, Chris Neil of the Ottawa Senators will be in attendance August 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to sign autographs and also sit in the dunk tank for charity. Additionally, there will be free ATV rides on 2010 models with the CAN-AM Demo Ride Team, a Titan Classic Motorcycle team display along with a fashion show.

“My father, George, started our company 40 years ago and with the generous support of the community, our company has grown to two locations,” said Jeff Wilcox, president of George's Marine & Sports. “We want to celebrate with our community as well as give back to those in need.”

George Wilcox, founder of George's Marine & Sports, began his business in downtown Eganville in 1969 where he sold used cars and snowmobiles. Five years later, the store began selling boats. In 1980, Wilcox moved his store to its present day location on Snodrifters Road in Eganville, where it was provided with more potential to grow as a business. Currently, George's Marine & Sports offers boat sales, service, parts, storage, haulage and Sea-Doo rentals, and has a second, 18,000 square-foot location in Ottawa, ON.