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Vancouver-Area Mitsubishi Dealerships Helping Kids

$20,000 Donation to Breakfast Club of Canada

Vancouver, B.C. – March 28, 2017 – Five Mitsubishi Motors dealerships have teamed-up to support breakfast programs for children in the province’s Lower Mainland. A $20,000 donation to Breakfast Club of Canada represents the largest single gesture of support since Mitsubishi Motors committed $100,000 annually to the national organization last July.

“It’s heartening that our local dealerships have joined in Mitsubishi Motors’ corporate social responsibility efforts in such a large way,” said Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Tony Laframboise. “Breakfast Club of Canada’s program in British Columbia gives students the opportunity to succeed, by starting their day with the fuel they need to learn.”

Representatives from the five dealerships – including Metrotown Mitsubishi (Burnaby), North Vancouver Mitsubishi, Surrey Mitsubishi, Tri City Mitsubishi (Port Coquitlam), and Wolfe Mitsubishi (Langley) – were part of a cheque presentation today at the Vancouver International Auto Show. 

Additional donations are expected a month from now when the five dealerships wrap-up a unique Breakfast Club promotion that will run throughout April. Their “Breakfast Club Month” event will provide a donation for every consumer test drive of a Mitsubishi Motors vehicle. 

Josée Desjardins, Vice President of Western Canada and Ontario, is based at the Club’s Vancouver office:

“The generous contribution from Mitsubishi Motors dealerships alone will provide an estimated 20,000 breakfasts for children across British Columbia and the value of this partnership goes well beyond that,” she said.

Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada is the sales, service, parts and marketing arm for Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors with 89 dealerships across Canada. With a product range consisting of Lancer sedan and Sportback, Mirage hatchback and G4 sedan, RVR compact crossover, Outlander compact sport utility and the all-electric i-MiEV hatchback, MMSCAN supports its dealerships with a head office team and parts distribution centre -- both located in Mississauga, Ontario. Established in 2002, MMSCAN and its dealerships employ over 1,200 people in communities large and small. In 2016, MMSCAN became the only automaker to partner with Breakfast Club of Canada with a goal of stimulating young minds and a brighter future in communities across the land.

Breakfast Club of Canada is a non-profit organization that provides funding, equipment, training and support to school breakfast programs across the country. BCC is dedicated to making sure every child begins their day with a nutritious meal, helping them thrive at school, and in their community. Founded in Québec in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada began to fund and support school breakfast programs nationwide in 2005.

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Media Contacts:

John Arnone
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Manager, Public Relations
jarnone@mmcan.ca

Meagan Prokopanko
Breakfast Club of Canada
Coordinator, Public Relations 
Meagan.Prokopanko@breakfastclubcanada.org