Posted on Jan 28, 2019
Classification Talk

Melissa Honour (pictured here receiving thanks from Rotarian Julie Matthews) was the guest speaker for our Jan. 28, 2019, meeting and introduced by President Lisa Brown. Melissa Honour shared a presentation of her story for her Classification talk. Melissa was born in Nova Scotia, spent her growing up years in the Miramichi, and graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Commerce. Melissa started working at Canadian Tire when her dad was the owner of the store in Miramichi...

Melissa’s seven years of working for the Canadian Tire Head Offices in Toronto was excellent training, but she felt that she had more of an entrepreneurial spirit. Melissa left Toronto and moved to Saskatchewan, where she returned to retail.

Canadian Tire has a training program and a procedure that must be followed to become an owner. Melissa finished this program and had her first store in Mt. Forest, Ontario – then the second smallest Canadian Tire Store in the country. Last year on January 31, she took over ownership of the Sussex Canadian Tire Store. Canadian Tire has 20 female owners compared to 500 male owners.

Melissa spoke about her passion for community work and also the JumpStart Program, which is a program that assists families in enrolling their children in sports. Melissa was a volleyball player during school and at university.

As thanks for her talk, Melissa was presented with a thank you book to be donated to the Sussex Regional Library in her name.