TSC and Subaru Raise $36,000 for Ronald McDonald House Toronto at 11th Annual Hyper Meeting
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW/ – Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) and the
Toronto Subaru Club (TSC) were pleased to welcome over 500 enthusiasts
at the 11(th) Annual TSC Hyper Meeting, held on Sunday, August 17. Each year, the
annual Hyper Meeting raises funds for Ronald McDonald House Toronto
(RMH). This year, the TSC raised a total of $18,000 for the House, an
amount matched by Subaru Canada for a grand total of $36,000.
As the largest event of its kind anywhere in Canada, the Hyper Meeting
began with a colourful parade of Subaru vehicles, representing an array
of models, years and accessories. This year’s family-friendly event
offered an on-site barbecue, photo booth and an inflatable money
machine with Subaru Bucks redeemable for Subaru merchandise. Various
games, face painting, coloring contest and mini r/c cars entertained
the younger generation of Subaru lovers. For the second year in a row,
AutoGuide road test editor Mike Schlee and Derek Serianni of the
Toronto Subaru Club acted as master of ceremonies. As a new feature for
2014, live music by Grand Line was performed throughout the event.
“This event isn’t just about the cars, it’s also about giving back to
the community,” said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president and CEO of Subaru
Canada, Inc. “In keeping with tradition, Subaru Canada has matched the
Toronto Subaru Club’s fundraising efforts dollar-for-dollar in support
of this very worthwhile cause.”
Ronald McDonald House Toronto (RMH Toronto) provides a “home away from
home” for seriously ill children and their families. RMH Toronto is a
place for families to heal better together, both in the 81-family
capacity House in downtown Toronto and through the Family Room Program
that provides families with a medical-free space within a hospital to
rest and retreat, while steps away from their ill child. 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.
As the single largest enthusiast club of its kind with over 8,000
members, the Toronto Subaru Club (TSC) is a group of 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, or visit them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/torontosubaruclub.
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, follow @Subaru_Canada on Twitter. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SubaruCanada.
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