Letter from the President
“Selling Fun” for 40 Years is a great legacy; serving the fun loving people who have supported our dealership for the past 40 Years, an even greater legacy. The motorcycle and powersports products are the 'catalyst' for our business, and also the catalyst for friendship, sport, excitement and adventure of our industry.
For those of you that are new to Calgary or to those of you who are familiar with “Blackfoot” we offer you an overview of the history of our dealership.
In 1998 Triumph and Yamaha were added to our family of product lines creating Canada's most innovative Motosports Dealership representing 10 manufacturers under one roof.
In the year 2000, with racing heritage in the blood of Blackfoot, a new company; Blackfoot Racing Inc. was established which would change the landscape of motosports racing in Canada. 2009 marked the 10th Anniversary of this company and was celebrated with the winning of its 14th Canadian National Motocross title in as many years and narrowly missing the #1 Superbike plate in Canadian Road Racing. Operating on both sides of the border, Blackfoot Racing is recognized by its piers and competition as a title contending team offering a professional marketing presentation.
In 2007, Blackfoot Direct Inc. an Internet based commerce retail accessory company was established with the addition of new partners from within our dealership. The primary goal of this company is to offer clear out, discounted, exclusive and championship race winning parts and accessories to the rest of Canada.
In 2008 Blackfoot Motosports welcomed a long-term employee Pat Archer to the partnership to assist with the overall management of the main company.
Throughout the years, we constantly review our business relationships with our suppliers – to offer you, our customers and friends the best motosport products with sales, service and integrity. We are pleased to say that we have streamlined our selection of suppliers to offer the finest in quality products, best selection and competitive prices in the market today.
In addition to numerous industry awards too numerous to mention, Blackfoot has also been recognized by Calgary's Business Community receiving the Small Business of the Year Award in 1998, the Authur Andersen Top 100 Award in both 1999 and 2000, the Pinnacle Award in 2001, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2004, and recently being honoured with the Leaders of Tomorrow Award in 2008.
When looking back over the past 40 Years, one can only be thankful to the overall community and city in which we live and do business in. It has been a remarkable ride so far and one can only imagine what the next 40 Years of business will have to offer. I leave all of you who have supported us in any way, shape or form with this heartfelt 'THANK YOU' and look forward to our next meeting and motosports experience.