Kal Tire has long been one of the primary partners for Okanagan Military Tattoo.  We want to send a big thank you and a little awareness their way through a short story that reminds us to be grateful for the things we often take for granted.

Did you know that one century ago, the most popular travel method was by rail or ocean liner?  Back then, most people did not travel far regularly.

It wasn’t until the mid-1920s that cars became more popular and the new mode of transportation.

Imagine trying to get from your home to the next town over – it would have likely been by train and would have taken quite a bit longer than it does nowadays.

Set schedules dictated travel, and making spontaneous trips was a luxury few could afford.

There are likely some families blessed with an elder from those early days of the automobile who remember how exciting it was to have that freedom to go where they wanted whenever they wanted.

In a century, the world opened like it never had before.  Travel in the present is an everyday occurrence and is taken wholly for granted.

Cars expanded our ability to explore and understand.  The ability to travel great distances quickly has made us realize that we are one little world full of unique cultures and communities.

A car is not a cheap venture by any means, and the wise will always maintain their vehicle so they can continue to experience this freedom.

Part of that comes from good tires; after all, you will go nowhere fast if your car sits on blocks instead of good rubber.

Much like your car’s need for good tires, the Tattoo wouldn’t exist without its partnerships with generous businesses like Kal Tire in Vernon, BC.

The Kal Tire brand is well-known across Canada and even in other countries.

It all started in Vernon, BC, 70 years ago and has expanded globally – fitting this year’s Tattoo theme, “Our World.”

Kal Tire is a reliable choice if you need a new set of tires or a quick repair.

With excellent staff and service, any trip to one of their locations is well worth it.

When planning your trip to see us at the Tattoo this summer, consider stopping by your local Kal Tire store for all your vehicle maintenance needs.

The Okanagan Military Tattoo is happening July 29 & 30, 2023, and tickets are on sale now.  Share the experience, and see the Tattoo!