The founder of the Shad’s R&R aftermarket charity event, the late Fred Shaddick, has been honoured by the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada with the creation of a special award in his name. The inaugural “Fred Shaddick Community Spirit Award” was presented to Shad’s R&R board members Ray Osika and John Vanstone at the Annual Awards Banquet for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, in Toronto. “Catherine Sherrard, CEO of MDC, the board of directors of MDC felt that Fred Shaddick’s name, on this new Community Spirit Award was just a perfect and well deserving fit,” says Vanstone. “Ray and I accepted the award on behalf of all of the automotive aftermarket companies that support Shad’s R & R each and every year,” says Vanstone. The award was presented by Angela McGonigal, the mother of Owen McGonigal who attended the Shad’s R & R event this past June. The award will be presented each year to an individual or group that goes above and beyond with fund raising efforts in their respective community.