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Community fundraiser deemed a ‘smashing’ success
July 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Eccles Auto Service turned the grand opening of its third Dundas, Ont. location into a fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation on Saturday. In addition to a day of fun games and activities, over 200 community supporters picked up a

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Vast members hit the links in support of the kids
July 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

More than 100 golfers enjoyed the 8th annual Vast Auto golf tournament at Nobleton Lakes Golf Course onJune 26. The golf tournament raised $11,000 for the High Five for Kids charity, bringing the total contributions to over $70,000 over the

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Monaco Group golf event raises money for Montreal area charities
June 26, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Monaco Group Classic raised $380,000 at their 28th annual golf fundraiser on June 10. The golf outing was held at Le Balainvillier Golf Club north of Montreal with a total of 180 guests participating. The funds raised went to the

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Shop plans a smashing event to raise funds for a good cause
June 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Want to raise money for a good cause, but think a car wash is too boring? You could take a page from Dundas shop owner Bruce Eccles’ playbook. He and his team are inviting customers to pay $5 to smash

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Mister Transmission golfers raise $15,000 for children and youth
June 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mister Transmission suppliers and franchisees raised over $15,000 for the company’s charitable fund at the 31st annual Mister Transmission Charity Golf Tournament on Friday. Held at King’s Riding Golf Club in King City, Ont., more 80 golfers enjoyed a day on

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Shad’s R&R adds another $150,000 for muscular dystrophy research
June 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Aftermarket golf tournament’s cumulative total since 1973 stands at just shy of $5.2 million for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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Mercy Tech Mission: What it takes to change a life
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The purpose of Mercy Tech Mission is to bring trained tradespeople to developing countries where they can teach people who don’t have access to skills training.

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Mister Transmission to hit the links June 21
May 15, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mister Transmission’s 31st annual charity golf tournament will take place Friday, June 21, with franchisees being involved in deciding how the funds will be distributed. Last year, the company launched a new charitable fund with an eye to supporting causes that

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John MacDonald honoured with AIA’s highest award
May 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Twenty-four years after the late John H. MacDonald received the Canadian automotive aftermarket’s highest award, his son, John MacDonald Jr., has been given the same honour. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada presented its prestigious Distinguished Service Award to John

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Shad’s R&R participation expected to hit record high this year
May 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

Organizers of the annual “Shad’s R&R” golf tournament for charity expect to sell out both 18-hole courses at Station Creek Golf & Country Club in Gormley, Ont. It would be a record number for the aftermarket event that raises money for

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Carquest, Worldpac set date for 2019 golf fundraiser
May 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

Shop owners and technicians are invited to join Worldpac and Carquest on the links this August, as the companies host another fundraising golf day. Money raised at the Aug. 27 event at Springfield Golf and Country Club in Guelph, Ont.

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Coates foundation donates to local high school
March 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

An high school automotive program with poor tools and a broken hoist isn’t able to do much for its students. But thanks to the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation, Pitt Meadows Secondary School – less than 15 minutes west of Maple