Consumer Choice Award – 2018 Winner!

November 16, 2017 – McKenna’s Driving School is thrilled to announce their win of Halifax’s 2018 Consumer Choice Award. Jake McKenna would like to thank the team for their dedication to delivering a great quality of service, and he sends special thanks to everyone who voted for McKenna’s Driving School.

“We are honoured that the community voted McKenna’s Driving School as their driving school of choice, and we are proud of the experienced instruction that our team provides. I think our students have appreciated the sense of community and the care that our family-owned business offers, and it certainly feels good to be recognized,” says owner and operator, Jake McKenna. McKenna’s Driving School will be accepting the award on December 7, 2017 at The Westin Nova Scotian.

Since 1996, Ron McKenna has led the team in providing excellent instruction with exceptional value. After taking over the business in January 2017, Jake McKenna continues in his father’s footsteps and is committed to teaching safe driving techniques for years to come. McKenna’s Driving School operates their flagship location in Dartmouth, and in July 2017, they opened their second in-class location on Quinpool Road (Update Feb 25, 2018  – second location moved to Halifax West High School). They have plans to service more areas and to offer additional services in 2018.

“Our team has all kinds of great ideas on how to further engage with our students and we are looking forward to implementing many of these excellent recommendations,” says Tonya Darlington, Operations Manager.

The Consumer Choice Awards is a national program that has been running since 1987, recognizing excellence among small to medium-sized businesses across Canada. More info here.

GIFT BASKET GIVEAWAY – November 17 – December 1, 2017

McKenna’s Driving School thanks all of their local supporters over the years who have contributed to the success of our driving school. Several supporters have made donations to the “Gift Basket Giveaway” running from November 17 to December 1, 2017.

Our sponsors donated the following items to our “Gift Basket Giveaway” –

$100 gift card – The Wooden Monkey

$100 Irving gas card – Merrick Jamieson Sterns Washington & Mahody

1-night stay – Hearthstone Inn

Toque, sweater & tote bag – Minuteman Press

Coffee, chocolates & travel mugs – Chelsea LeFort – Relator

Roadside emergency kit, tote bag & travel mug – Huestis Insurance Group

$25 Starbucks gift card, roadside emergency kit, portable stereo, 2 Led light key chains, 4 port USB device & travel blanket –  Tonya Darlington – Virtual Assistant Consultant

(Also, included $250 gift card to our Driving School Course, toque, sweater & t-shirt – McKenna’s Driving School)


WINNER ANNOUNCED! Shannon Betts has graciously accepted winning the $1000 Gift Basket Giveaway!

Thanks to the 450+ people who entered and big thanks to our sponsors: The Wooden Monkey, Merrick Jamieson Sterns Washington & Mahody, Hearthstone Inn, Minuteman Press, Chelsea LeFort – Relator, Huestis Insurance Group, Tonya Darlington Virtual Assistant Consulting.

Until our next giveaway, drive safe out there!






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