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Shad’s R&R won’t go ahead in June
March 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

For the first time in 46 years, Shad’s R&R has been cancelled. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the aftermarket golf fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research will not be held as planned on June 11. Board members for the annual

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New website promotes Shad’s R&R golf tournament
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Shad’s R&R, the aftermarket golf tournament that has raised over $5.2 million for muscular dystrophy research, now has a web page to help spread its message and raise donations. The beautifully designed website, www.shadsrr.ca, features a wealth of information about

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Ed Coates foundation donates $25,000 in equipment to trade schools
March 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation has donated a brand-new hoist and metal lathe to the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District 42 Trades Program. The new hoist was installed into Maple Ridge Secondary School this month. Samuel Robertson Technical

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Fountain Tire honours exceptional Canadians
February 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  For the second year, Fountain Tire has honoured everyday heroes across Canada through its 3 Stars program. This season, over 60 exceptional Canadians in 21 cities received public recognition from the company and their local WHL or OHL team.

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Quebec walk-a-thon raises $75,000 for charity
February 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Quebec auto parts retailer Group Dorval-Sources-St-Henri raised $73,000 in their annual Hope & Cope Foundation Walk-a-thon last year. Co-owners Alex Trichas, Andre Dimopoulos, Chris Dimopoulos, and Nick Dimopoulos donated the funds to The Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. This

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Auction proceeds benefit SEMA scholarship
February 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Specialty Equipment and Motor Association (SEMA) Memorial Scholarship fund was the big winner recently when Jeff Allen of Flat 12 Gallery got a record-breaking price for a one-of-a-kind build at the annual Barrett Jackson Auction. All $150,000 of the

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Continental employees give through ‘Conti Cares’ initiatives
December 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Continental employees recently participated in an annual “Conti Cares” event that included volunteering during the holiday season and giving back to charitable organizations in the community in which they work. “We want to create value for those who live

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NTN aims to “keep them warm for Christmas”
December 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently, on one of the coldest days Toronto has seen in a while, volunteers from NTN Canada served hot meals, and handed out clothing items and care bags for the homeless at a downtown shelter. As part of the company’s

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Toyota Canada makes largest single donation to a Canadian university
December 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is partnering with the University of Waterloo to advance engineering education. Supported by a $2.1 million investment, the largest single donation by TMMC to any Canadian University, the partnership will launch a unique undergraduate engineering

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NHL tickets to be auctioned off for charity
November 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

    Automotive Parts Distributors (APD) is auctioning off a pair of tickets to an Oilers-Canadiens hockey game to raise money for the High Five for Kids aftermarket charity. The charity auction is being conducted on eBay. The tickers are

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U of Aftermarket Foundation names new officers
November 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) board of trustees has elected its incoming slate of officers. They are: Chairman – Robert Egan, MAAP, Egan & Associates Senior Vice Chairman – John R. Washbish, MAAP, president and CEO, Aftermarket Auto

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Fountain Tire searches for “3 Stars” in Canadian communities
November 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Fountain Tire has once again teamed up with the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) to honour local “difference makers.” Fountain Tire 3 Stars recognizes special people in 21 cities across Canada who go above and beyond