Great things in store as Pioneer celebrates ‘On the Run’ launch

The revamped Pioneer station and On the Run store will officially celebrate Feb. 27-28. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Ribbon-cutting Feb. 27; ‘huge’ grand opening and gas sale Feb. 28

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On the Run is the name of the newly launched store brand making its national debut in Winchester. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Popular gasoline and diesel retailer Pioneer and parent company Parkland are about to officially launch their first flagship ‘On the Run’ convenience outlet at the recently revamped County Rd. 31 Pioneer station.

The company says the new ‘On the Run’ store is all about helping busy customers make the most of their time. After stopping for competitively priced Pioneer fuel, motorists can grab a fresh cup of Tim Hortons coffee and pick up fresh ‘Better for You’ snacks inside the ultra-modern and bright facilities. No need for multiple stops, the location offers all the essentials needed to get back on the road as soon as
possible. There’s a car wash on site, too.

“We’ve got great things planned, and we can’t wait to share it with Winchester,” declares Pioneer.

Huge grand opening and gas sale Feb. 28

Two days of celebrations kick off with a Feb. 27 ribbon-cutting and conclude with a “huge” Feb. 28 grand opening event between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“This store is an exciting sign of things to come for the new On the Run brand,” says Cheryl Stubbs, National Retail Marketing Manager, adding that “considerable research and development went into designing the new On the Run flagship store. Winchester is the launchpad for this concept and we are excited to roll out the new design across Canada this year.”

So stop in for the grand opening: Your tank will thank you.

Inside Pioneer’s On the Run store in Winchester. Zandbergen Photo, Nation Valley News

 

Above, Pioneer promotes the Feb. 28, 2018 grand opening.
Above, the 82.9-cents-per-litre gas sale at Ben’s Pioneer Gas in Winchester proved to be a hit. The Feb. 28 “store warming” event drew a line-up of thirsty vehicles and extra staff, along with OPP officers to direct traffic into the County Rd. 31 site. The footage here concludes with a clip (taken a day earlier) of the Feb. 27 official ribbon-cutting, with North Dundas Councillor Tony Fraser speaking on behalf of local MP Guy Lauzon, MPP Jim McDonell and Mayor Eric Duncan. Councillor John Thompson similarly attended for township. The presiding politicians also received Pioneer/On the Run coats to fit with the group of company officials. Dealer Ben Henry is shown at the very end of the clip with his wife, Tanya, and daughters Jayme and Lauryn, posing beneath the special price for gas on Feb. 28; other promotions and coupons were available that day to mark the launch of Pioneer’s first — and flagship — On the Run location, which also includes a Tim Hortons counter and drive-through in this case.

Lauryn, Ben, Jayme and Tanya Henry — pose beneath the price sign during the Feb. 28 grand re-opening sale at Ben’s Pioneer Gas Bar. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

Posing for the Feb. 27 ribbon-cutting are (front, from left): Ellie Trudeau, Robert St. Denis, Ben Henry, North Dundas Councillor Tony Fraser, Matthew Brayman, Troy Richter and Cheryl Stubbs. Back, from left: Corey Adams, Taha Hasan, Jim Leduc and North Dundas Councillor Tony Fraser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

 

Smith photo, Nation Valley News

Robert St Denis (left) Tim Hortons franchisee at the Winchester Pioneer station’s new On the Run outlet, and station operator Ben Henry, with official certificates of congratulations from the Township of North Dundas. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

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