Nissan gives back to local communities with more than 500 volunteer hours and
- 20 years of support for The Scott Mission ensures kids can camp each summer -
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Nissan Canada Foundation celebrated
its 20(th) anniversary by extending its long partnership with The Scott
Mission on Friday with more than 80 Nissan Canada employees volunteering their
day at the 20(th) annual Nissan Day at the Scott Mission's Camp in Caledon,
Every year, Nissan Canada employees are encouraged to give back to the
community and help get the Scott Mission's 100-acre camp ready to provide a
place for underprivileged children to learn important social and life skills
in a positive, caring environment. This year, more than 500 hours of hard
labour helped get the camp ready to provide disadvantaged families from across
the GTA with a camp experience.
"Every year, Nissan employees continue to show their unwavering support
through their efforts to get our camp ready for children who get to escape the
city and enjoy all that nature has to offer," said Peter Duraisami, CEO of the
Scott Mission. "We believe that all children deserve a chance to go to camp
and for 20 years Nissan has helped us welcome close to 600 kids each year. One
week at camp can make a big difference in a child's life and it is often their
only chance to get out of the city and just have fun and be a kid."
Nissan Canada vehicles were also out in full force providing the hauling,
towing and transporting support needed throughout the day. Included in this
mix were the 2013 Nissan Frontier, 2013 Nissan Titan and the all-new 2013
Nissan NV200. Heavy concrete swimming pool slabs were no match for the Titan's
4,309 kg towing capacity and the NV200's large, innovative cargo space was
perfect for tools and equipment.
"Now in its 20(th) year, the Nissan Canada Foundation is a great example of
how many hands can make light work," said Christian Meunier, President Nissan
Canada Inc. "This year, we're proud to see so many Nissan hands reaching out
to communities across Canada and we will continue to support organizations in
whatever ways we can. The Nissan Camp Day and Toronto Challenge are evidence
that single actions can have a profound effect on the lives of many."
Nissan Canada also continued its support of the Toronto Challenge on Sunday,
June 9. This family run and walk event raises money for non-profit
organizations that are improving the quality of life for seniors in the
community with funds raised going directly to community programs that
contribute to independent living and home support for seniors and to Toronto
Long-Term Care Homes & Services.
In addition to providing $10,000 in support as a Gold sponsor of the 5k walk,
Nissan Canada provided the use of its all-electric Nissan LEAF to be the
event's Pace Car. This vehicle gave the participants something to chase with
zero emissions to think about.
Visit http://www.foundation.nissan.ca/ for more information on the Nissan
Canada Foundation and Nissan Canada's ongoing commitment to improve the
quality of life in the communities in which it operates.
More information, high-res images and b-roll are available at
www.media.nissan.ca or upon request.
About The Scott Mission
The Scott Mission has been responding to the needs of the poor, homeless,
abandoned and vulnerable of all ages since 1941 by offering practical,
emotional and spiritual support for thousands of people each year. Through its
efforts, the Mission, a Christian non-denominational organization based in
Toronto, offers many programs to support the poor and homeless. The Scott
Mission offers: hot meals (served twice a day, six days a week); daily bag
lunches; Christian childcare centre; a summer camp and after-school program
for children and youth from low-income families; free good-quality clothing;
groceries; shower and laundry facilities for the homeless; Christmas help and
a 45-bed overnight shelter.
About The Toronto Challenge
The Toronto Challenge, presented by MonsterMortgage.ca, is a family event that
raises funds for non-profit organizations that are improving the quality of
life for seniors in the community. As a part of the Toronto Challenge, enjoy a
timed 5k run, 5k walk or 1k walk through downtown Toronto. Funds raised at the
Toronto Challenge go directly to community programs that contribute to
independent living and home support for seniors and Toronto Long-Term Care
Homes & Services. From funding the renovation of a seniors' facility to
providing transportation services, from offering recreation programs to
purchasing large print books - all are made possible by funds raised at the
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the
Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of
the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.
More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan
and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at
www.NissanUSA.comandwww.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites
NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4
trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to
developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a
comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A
pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction
of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle
and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious
2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
About Nissan Canada
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution
subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices
in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs
250 full-time staff. There are 184 independent Nissan dealerships, 33 Infiniti
retailers and 44 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers across Canada. A pioneer in
zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the
Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and
winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011
European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.
More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.
Media contacts: Didier Marsaud Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada Tel: 905-629-6400 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark James Cohn & Wolfe Tel: 647-259-3316 Email:email@example.com
Image with caption: "Celebrating the Nissan Canada Foundation's 20th
anniversary, more than 80 Nissan Canada volunteers put the 2013 Nissan Titan
and all-new, 2013 Nissan NV200 to work to get the Scott Mission's Summer Camp
ready to give more than 600 children a chance to enjoy camp this year. (CNW
Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)". Image available at:
Image with caption: "As the pace car for the 2013 Toronto Challenge, the
all-electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF gave participants something to chase
with no exhaust to worry about. The pace car was provided by the Nissan Canada
Foundation, which continued its support of the Toronto Challenge as a Gold
Sponsor while participants raised money for non-profit organizations that are
improving the quality of life for seniors in the community. (CNW Group/Nissan
Canada Inc.)". Image available at:
SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.
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