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Honda Canada and Ontario Honda Dealers spread holiday cheer with over three thousand toys collected for the 48th Annual CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish

Lucky supporter presented with keys to a brand new 2015 Honda Civic

MARKHAM, ON – December 22, 2014 – In support of the 48th Annual CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish, Honda Canada and Ontario Honda dealers have delivered more than three thousand toys that will soon be wrapped and given to children across the Greater Toronto Area. The toy drive began on November 1st  and involved the participation of all 77 Ontario Honda dealers.

Ontario residents were asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to their local Honda dealer.  In return for their generous donations, each received an online ballot making them eligible to win a new car.  One lucky winner was randomly selected during this morning’s CP24 Breakfast broadcast. Carol Dugas, from Scarborough, ON, is now the proud owner of a brand new 2015 white Civic Sedan EX.

“The CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish brings joy to children and families in need and Honda Canada couldn’t be happier to be a part of this important cause,” said Jerry Chenkin, President and CEO of Honda Canada. “We’d like to thank our customers and associates for their generous donations, as well as the continued involvement of Honda dealers across the province. This is what holiday giving is all about.”

Honda Civic is Canada’s best-selling passenger car for 16 years running. Honda associates in Alliston, Ontario have built more than 3.8 million Civics since 1988. Since 1973, 1.8 million Canadians have chosen Civic as their car.  

About Honda

Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than 6.5 million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario.  Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models.  Honda Canada has invested more than $3.9 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than 4 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.

About CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish  
The CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish was established in 1966 as CHUM’s Kid’s Crusade Foundation for the purpose of assisting children’s charities and children in need. In 1973, the name was changed to the CHUM Charitable Foundation in order to reflect the expansion of the foundation’s work, which included providing financial assistance to adults in need. In 2008, the program became known as the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish and continues the longstanding tradition of helping to give a kid a Christmas.