News and Events

Congratulations Shelby! – March 2024
Shelby Dulik at LOK has transitioned from service advisor to parts consultant.

Congratulations Lexus of Kelowna! – March 2024
Lexus of Kelowna has been awarded the 2023 Lexus Service Management Gold Certification Award! This is the culmination of everyone’s efforts to achieve the highest levels of dealer processes, guest experience and continuous improvement!

Welcome back, Wayne! – February 2024
Wayne first joined us at Kelowna Infiniti Nissan in June 2017 as a Service Advisor after moving to the Okanagan from the Lower Mainland. Wayne has rejoined us now at Lexus of Kelowna as a Service Advisor and he is very excited to learn about the Lexus brand and work with David Cline again.

Lexus Service Night Out – February 2024
“We would like to shout out and thank all of our staff. A special shout out to our technicians who have been putting in endless hours of their time above and beyond the call of duty to help us get through our busiest time of year. Early mornings and late evenings have not gone unnoticed. Its been orchestrated chaos to put it in a nutshell. We are grateful that you have all been able to sacrifice your personal family time to contribute to our Sentes family time. Thanks to all of the extra efforts, we have been able to keep turning out cars and keeping our guests happy with all of their ownership and servicing needs.” -David Cline, Service Manager

Sentes Automotive 2023 Length of Service Awards – December 2023
Special congratulations to all of you for the commitment and loyalty to us. Your exemplary commitment and integrity over the years has been pivotal to this company’s success. Cheers to many more years to come! At the Christmas party this past December 9th, our team received a few gift cards as a recognition for their loyalty to us and their hard work. Thank you for being an important part of our success and for choosing a career with us! *These awards are recognized in 5 years increments each year.

Sentes Automotive feeling festive! – December 2023
We hope you had fun at our 2023 Holiday Party! Thank you for all the hard work, commitment, loyalty, and excellence this year. We wouldn’t be who we are without all of you! We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy 2024! The best is yet to come.

We are so lucky to have you, Danielle! – November 2023
CADA, The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, recognized Danielle Kruger, our Human Resources Manager as a proud member of the auto industry! Our company wouldn’t be what it is now without you, Danielle! #WOMENINAUTOMOTIVE

Bring Your Kids To Work Day – November 2023
On November 1st, we welcomed Grace at LOK, and Marcus and Carter at KIN. Both Marcus (Elias’ son) and Carter had a successful day of working in all departments at Nissan, and Grace had a lot of fun with mom (Rachel) helping out all customers walking into our Lexus showroom. Watch out! Alejandra will start recruiting!

BC Cancer – Inspired Leadership Series – October 2023
On Thursday September 7th, Adam Rich was the host speaker for the BC Cancer Inspired Leadership Series. Adam presented a history of Sentes Automotive and how leadership fueled the company’s growth. All members of BC Cancer – Kelowna were invited to attend this session which included a powerpoint presentation and talk along with an open question session. Adam was proud to share the many milestones and growth of our team and its member at Sentes Automotive and fielded many excellent questions from the crowd. He was honoured at the conclusion of the event with this crystal plaque. $100,000 was donated to BC Cancer, to help build their new Systemic Therapy Suite.

Congratulations on your new vehicle, Olya and Zhenya! – September 2023
In May of 2022 Margot Sentes answered a Facebook post from a 32 year old woman wishing to flee the Ukrainian war and come to Canada. Margot and Rick decided they had the room and took in two young woman. Elena stayed with them for 6 months and Olya for 9 months. Olya became close to Margot and Rick joking that they were her second parents. However in February of this year Olya made the very difficult decision to return to Ukraine. She had married one month into the war and was desperately missing her husband. It took 6 months but finally Olya and Zhenya found a legal way to allow Zhenya, a man of conscription age, to leave Ukraine. After a tense 2 hours at the Ukraine border and another 3 at Polish customs they were granted entrance to Poland. It was 3 am in Poland when Olya phoned Margot to say they made it, they were safe. As soon as Margot knew they were in Poland she began the search for accommodation for the couple. This was right at the worst time of our summer fires. But fortunately Margot found a basement suite. She had saved certain pieces of furniture from the old Mercedes-Benz building. Margot worked on furnishings and preparing the suite for the arrival of Olya and Zhenya. Rick and Margot flew both of them to Kelowna and as a final aid to their start of a new life in Canada Rick and Margot gave them a car.

Women in Automotive – September 2023
CADA (Canadian Automobile Dealers Association) recognized our very own Director of Internal Operations, Pamela Pearson, as an inspiration in the industry that we all work in and love. “CADA is proud to highlight Pamela Pearson, an inspiration to all those in the automotive space. Pamela is the Director of Operations for Sentes Automotive in Kelowna, British Columbia. She has been a member of the automotive industry for over 15 years. She is extremely passionate about all things automotive and is an inspiration to all those within the automotive space. CADA is proud to support #WomenInAutomotive.”

Ice cream To Beat The Heat – September 2023
Lexus of Kelowna and Kelowna Infiniti Nissan were well-treated to ice cream from Scratch King/Dent King, Autobody & Paintless repair, to fight the heat!

Wishing you all the best, Amanda
This month we say goodbye to our Human Resources Administrator, Amanda Harris, who is moving to Calgary, AB. We are extremely grateful she spent 5+ years with us!

Talking about being cool!
Helen Eisle, our Accounting Administrative Assistant, is also our Lexus of Kelowna Saturday Receptionist and she certainly knows how to have fun!

Staff BBQ’s – July 2023

Lexus of Kelowna Detail department, you are AMAZING! – July 2023

Trades Commencement Awards – June 2023
Our director of internal operations, Pamela Pearson, represented the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA) and Sentes Automotive at the Trades Commencement Award ceremony and celebrated the hard work, passion, and dedication of the students in various of trades. “Trades are vital to the success of our economy, and the future is bright with these young apprentices.” – Pamela Pearson (Director of Internal Operations).

Way To Go, Rafal! – June 2023
Our fixed operations director, Rafal Chrzanowski, not only volunteered at the YMCA ‘Cycle for Strong Kids’ riding over 100kms but also raised $1,500 towards this program and helped raise over $200,000! WOW! You’re amazing, Rafal. Thank you for everything you do for us and the community!

Congratulations Lexus of Kelowna – May 2023
Our Lexus Certified Pre-Owned team surpassed their vehicle sales target for last year. Every certified vehicle sale is tracked by Lexus Canada and we were well over target that was set by them. Certified Lexus vehicles are generally less than 4 years old and go through a 175 point inspection to ensure they are the cleanest pre-owned Lexus vehicles available. Parts and Service departments at Lexus of Kelowna also beat records in 2022. Big congratulations, fixed operations!

2023 Woman Of The Year – May 2023
Please join us in congratulating our very own Director of Internal Operations, Pamela Pearson, for being awarded as the 2023 woman of the year. Well deserved award, Pamela. Thank you for representing women, the community, and our company. Your hard work and dedication inspire us!

Thank you for everything you do, Lexus of Kelowna team! – April 2023
Thank you for the hard work, commitment, and loyalty to our group. We hope all of you enjoyed a nice evening out with delicious food and drinks!

What a nice memory! – April 2023
One of our vendors sent us this awesome photo of his grandparents and their very first brand new vehicle, a 1990 Chevrolet, Cavalier, bought from us in 1990. What a beautiful picture to be displayed on their shelf!