Collin Foli of Rossland is the lucky winner of a 2015 Toyota Tundra in a contest from Home Hardware. Foli was entered in the national contest without even knowing it and was picked just before Christmas. Here

Contractor wins big

It was such a big surprise, that at first he didn’t believe it.

Liz Bevan

 

Rossland News

 

It was such a big surprise, that at first he didn’t believe it.

When Collin Foli, a general contractor from Rossland, got the phone call that he had won a Canada-wide Home Hardware contest for a 2015 Toyota Tundra, he thought it was a joke.

“It was one of those typical calls where I thought they were trying to sell me something,” said Foli with a laugh at the presentation ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. “I still didn’t believe it. So, after I got off the phone with him, I called Tim (Harding) at Home Hardware and asked him to check it out for me.”

Harding phoned Foli back within a few minutes and confirmed the win was real.

Foli was entered in the contest as a member of the Home Hardware Top Notch Rewards program – a system that rewards contractors for taking their business to the home improvement store.

For a fixed amount of time last year, every $200 he spent at Home Hardware earned Foli an entry in the contest for the truck. He didn’t even know he had been put in the draw.

Foli says he still can’t believe his luck after receiving the call just before Christmas.

“I am still in shock,” he said. “I don’t think I have ever been in shock this long before.”

The truck will change hands this coming weekend after all the paper work is finished.

Foli pulled up to the presentation ceremony in his 1997 Chevy pick-up, which he says is running on its last legs.

“The timing was incredible,” said Foli. “It is a considerable upgrade.”

 

And now, Foli will be seen cruising down Columbia Ave in Rossland in his brand new, charcoal grey crew cab pick-up.

 

 

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