Subaru Canada, Toronto Subaru Club raise funds together for RMH Toronto at TSC Hyper Meeting 2013
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 16, 2013 /CNW/ – Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI),
together with the Toronto Subaru Club (TSC), welcomed 600 Subaru
enthusiasts during the TSC’s Hyper Meeting 2013. The 10(th) annual event was held at Subaru Canada’s head office in Mississauga,
Ontario, on Sunday, August 11, as over 200 Subaru enthusiasts showcased
their ride in the Show `n Shine. The event aims to raise funds for
Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Toronto each year. While final numbers have
not been tallied, SCI will match final fundraising efforts to help the
event reach or exceed last year’s donation of $20,000.
The event began with a colourful parade of Subaru vehicles, representing
an array of models, years and accessories. Master of ceremonies Mike
Schlee (road test editor at AutoGuide) and special guest MC Ajay Fry
(co-host of Space Channel’s InnerSpace) alerted the crowds to the
on-site entertainment and activities, including a charity dunk tank, RC
car track as well as face painting and a bouncy castle for the youngest
generation of Subaru supporters. This fun-filled family event also
included food trucks – the Gourmet Bitches and Beach Boys – serving
complimentary fare such as burgers and fries, courtesy of Subaru
“This is the third year in a row that we’ve decided to make the day a
family-friendly event,” said Derek Serianni, president of the Toronto
Subaru Club. “This is the largest event that the club organizes each
year as well as one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the country.
While it has taken a lot of hard work and planning over the past eight
months, I have no doubt that it’s our most successful Hyper Meeting to
date, all for a great cause.”
“We’re proud to support RMH Toronto,” said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO
of Subaru Canada, Inc. “In addition to events like this one, Subaru
Canada is pleased to donate a vehicle to RMH Toronto for out-of-town
families with seriously ill children to use during their stay at the
House as well as sponsor a bedroom in the House. In keeping with
tradition, Subaru Canada has matched the Toronto Subaru Club’s
fundraising efforts dollar-for-dollar in support of this very
“Ronald McDonald House Toronto is honoured to be the charity of choice
for both the Toronto Subaru Club and Subaru Canada, Inc.” said Jen
Jarvis, Development Officer at RMH Toronto. “We are truly grateful to
be able to attend this event and watch support for the House grow each
year. It means so much to us and the families who rely on the House.
Congratulations TSC on another successful year! We can’t thank you
Ronald McDonald House Toronto (RMH Toronto) is a “home away from home”
for out-of-town families with seriously ill children receiving
treatment at Toronto hospitals. Since 1981, the facility has been host
to thousands of families in need of a comfortable atmosphere of
compassion and understanding during a frightening and stressful time of
their lives. Support from events like the TSC Hyper Meeting will help
RMH Toronto provide families of seriously ill children with a safe and
comfortable place to stay that is just steps from the hospital where
their child is undergoing life-saving medical treatment.
The Toronto Subaru Club (TSC) is an online forum dedicated to Subaru
enthusiasts from Toronto and its surrounding areas. This
community-oriented club hosts many events and meets as a way to
socialize and mingle. Many of its events benefit its dedicated charity
of choice, RMH Toronto. To learn more about the TSC, visit www.toronto-subaru-club.com, follow @TorontoSubaru on Twitter, and share your thoughts on the 10(th) Annual TSC Hyper Meeting with #HyperMeeting2013.
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the
company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada. For more
information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca.
SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.
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