April 7, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – As a proud supporter of the Toronto Blue Jays for more than 30 years, Honda Canada hosted Friday night’s Honda Home Opener at Rogers Centre and kicked-off the 2014 baseball season by giving away a record number of prizes. Luck ran high for excited Blue Jays fans, eight of whom now eagerly await a warm spring day when they can fire up their new Honda lawnmower, while a ninth excited fan received the keys to a Canadian-built, 2014 Honda CR-V Touring edition.
Nine fans were randomly selected during the fourth inning to participate in a contest for the Honda CR-V and appeared on the Rogers Centre video board, while a sold-out crowd cheered them on. With the help of Toronto Blue Jays mascot, Ace, Norman Black of Sarnia, Ontario left Rogers Centre as the proud owner of a sparkling Aspen White Pearl 2014 Honda CR-V. The remaining eight lucky contestants each received a Honda HRR2169PKC lawnmower.
• Vicki Liu of Toronto, Ontario
• Gord Cowling of Ajax, Ontario
• Ramiyo Arteaga of Toronto, Ontario
• Jorge Guerra of Toronto, Ontario
• Peter Christiansen of Oakville, Ontario
• Danielle Ness of North York, Ontario
• Sarah Foster of Toronto, Ontario
• Jean-Guy Blais of Garson, Ontario
“The Blue Jays are Canada’s baseball club and we’re very proud to have been their partner for so many memorable years,” said Dave Gardner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada. “What an exciting way to start the new season and congratulations to all nine winners of fantastic Honda products.”
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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 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $1.98 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than 3.8 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.