I ♥ Princess Auto or Princess Auto is Manitoba


Allow me to wax poetically about Princess Auto.

Hello Everyone,

my name is John and I have a problem. I love Princess Auto … I dont love it for its cheap tools or friendly staff I love Princess Auto because its my wormhole back to Winnipeg!


I may pull in to the parking lot driving a car with Ontario plates but once I walk through those automatic double doors I am instantly transported back to my home town of Winnipeg.

Princess Auto is like a warm blanket

The store in Ottawa is almost identical to the one on Portage ave store. Hydraulice hoses on the right, hand tools on the left, the “surplus” section at the back and sweet sweet deals in the gooey center. 

Princess Auto is a slice of cherry pie

For those unfamiliar Princess Auto has its own line of tools and Power Fist be its name. Its the SuperStore Presidents Choice of air tools, the IGA Compliments of pry bars, the Safeway Select of trouble lights.

Princess Auto is like meeting an old friend

So what did I buy today?image

  • One large and one small metal 90° square
  • One bottle of brake cleaner
  • One yellow florescent trouble light
  • 4pc fuel/coolant disconnect set
  • 2 cheap utility knives
  • One dental/o-ring pick set
  • One auto trim removal tools
  • One blue tape measure

Princess Auto is a Swiss+ army knife

I’m sure that in some indirect way Princess Auto has provided keys tools for building some of the most important Canadian inventions. Its not just farmers that walk through those doors … dreamers, thinkers, inventors and “makers” all know where to go when they need a widget or a doo-dad … the surplus section.

Princess Auto is the Rosette Stone of ideas

Its in you to give … so do it …fuck!

“Our Son Kellan was diagnosed with Diamond Blackfan Anemia when he was 6 months old. He first got sick when he was only a month and 2 days old. He was only hours away from heart failure, he had hemoglobin count of only 21, it should be over 110. He cant make any red blood cells of his own. He has been recieving regular blood transfusions every 4 weeks to keep him alive.

Apperently there are only 1000 reported cases world wide of this disease. Pretty rare I think. Steroids have not worked for him and now we have to make a decision to do a bone marrow transplant or let him stay on tranfusions for the rest of his life, both of these options come with many complications. So hug, kiss, and tell your kids that you love them as much as you can because we never know how long they will be with us.”

Its really not fair what happened to Justin, his lovely wife Kaylene and of course Kellan. So if you were a guy a like me just reading facebook status’s then what else could you do … what else then become a bone marrow donor!

How do you become a bone marrow donor?

Its pretty easy just follow this link and become a “One Match Donor”. the service is run by the Canadian blood services … the same people who take care of the blood banks. Once you have completed the registration a “home swab kit” will be mailed to your house. Do the swabs and send them back in a special envelope they give you.

No blog post is complete with out pictures! 😀

They call me Mr.

They call me Mr.

Swab case, swabs, labels … wheres the candy ?

Got A Full load Here

Mission accomplished!


Wondering what does it look like when you donate bone marrow/stem cells?

Easy Peasey

So ya click the link and help save a life … ya fucker!