Official Vehicle of the NHL® On Behalf of Ottawa Senators® Present Keys to the Eastern Ontario Chapter of Make-A-Wish Canada
Pictured (left – right): Ottawa Senators Captain Jason Spezza; Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly; Make-A-Wish Canada Representative Ross Hetherington; Honda Canada Inc. Senior Manager of Honda Sales James Marchand
VANCOUVER/ TORONTO (March 2, 2014) – Thousands of hockey fans who filled BC Place at the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ were on-hand to watch a post-game ceremony at centre-ice where Honda Canada, the Official Vehicle of the NHL® donated a brand new 2014 Honda CR-V. On behalf of the Ottawa Senators®, the car was donated to Make-A-Wish Canada’s Eastern Ontario Chapter.
Honda Canada aims to support its long-time partner Make-A-Wish Canada and its dedicated team in its efforts to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The donation of the Honda CR-V will assist Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario by providing better support for its daily activities and will have a significant presence at local events and wish family visits as well as community and corporate outreach initiatives.
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 $1.1 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.
About Make-A-Wish® Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 324,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.
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The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL® consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are younger, more educated, more affluent, and access content through digital means more than any other sport. The NHL entertains more than 250 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (NBCSN, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, RIS, and NHL Network™) and radio (NHL Radio™, Sirius XM Radio). Through the NHL Foundation, the League’s charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer™ and NHL Youth Development, and supports the charitable efforts of NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com.
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