Meet texi at the Vancouver International Auto Show and win great prizes for practicing safe-driving

May 31st, 2017 by

Vancouver, BC – When visiting the Vancouver International Auto Show (VIAS), be sure to stop by the Dilawri Group of Companies booth to learn more about Canada’s newest safe-driving movement. texi is a free, interactive and incentivized mobile app. Available for download from both the Google Play and App Store, texi rewards safe driving with monthly prizes including gift cards, smartphones, gas cards and more valued at up to $1,500. All users also have the chance to win the grand prize, a new Honda Fit.

With 22 percent of Canadian drivers admitting to texting while behind the wheel, and 90 per cent saying texting and driving is socially unacceptable[1], The Dilawri Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to supporting communities across Canada, developed texi as an innovative solution to curb this dangerous and illegal habit. For information about texi visit and drop by the Dilawri booth to learn more.


Wednesday, March 23, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Thursday, March 24 to Saturday March 26, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, March 27 – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Vancouver International Auto Show, Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place

Why: Learn more about texi, an app that gives away monthly prizes to drivers who don’t text

The Dilawri Foundation is the not for profit arm of Dilawri Group of Companies, Canada’s largest automotive group with 31 brands and 58 dealerships across Canada including 13 brands and 15 dealerships serving Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

Also at the 1,500 square foot Dilawri booth:

  • Enter your name into a draw for a chance to win the grand prize: a 2 night stay at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler, dinner for two and a Dilawri vehicle loan for 2 nights, 3 days from Audi Downtown Vancouver.
  • Charge your phone at docking stations in the Dilawri lounge surrounded by luxury vehicles.
  • Speaking of luxury, snap a picture with any of our exclusive vehicles on display including Aston Martin, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz. Post your picture to social media with the hashtag #DilawriVIAS and be entered into daily draws to win more great prizes.

About The Dilawri Foundation

texi is the latest initiative from The Dilawri Foundation, a non-profit organization created to positively impact Canadian lives by supporting health care, research and social services. In 2002, Founders Tony, Kap and Ajay Dilawri established The Dilawri Foundation to oversee the family’s philanthropic activities. For more information, please visit

About Dilawri Group of Companies

Dilawri Group of Companies is Canada’s largest automotive group with 58 franchised dealerships representing 31 automotive brands throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. Privately owned and operated by the Dilawri family since 1985, the company continues to expand its footprint in Canada, building on its history of excellence in the automotive industry. With more than 2,700 employees, Dilawri Group of Companies is proud to offer exceptional products and customer service in every dealership. For more information, please visit

To learn more about texi, please contact Dilawri Regional Marketing Manager Brad Laviolette at 604-652-1019 or Communications and Media Relations Specialist Galit Solomon at 416-554-4722.

[1] CAA Members Say 2014 Survey: Distracted Driving and Millennials, February 2015

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