'Home Owners Helping Home Towns Community and Charity Contest' gives winners opportunity to help local charities
ST. JACOBS, ON, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Home Hardware Dealers across the
country demonstrated their commitment to the communities where they
live and work by awarding a brand new Toyota Matrix to three lucky
winners and another vehicle to each of the winners' charities of choice
as part of the Home Owners Helping Home Towns Community & Charity Contest.
"Home Hardware has been a community-based company since 1964, one that
works with its Dealers to build meaningful, long-term relationships
with local organizations that enrich the lives of others," said Paul
Straus, President and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. "We are proud
to be able to enhance the lives of our winners and the ability of these
charities to provide valuable services to these communities."
The contest ran between June 29 and August 13, 2011 and gave homeowners
across Canada the opportunity to win the grand prize of a Canadian-made
Toyota Matrix as well as one for their charity of choice. Entry ballots
were accepted online at www.homehardware.ca. The three grand prize winners of the Toyota Matrix were selected at
random through a draw in eastern (QC, NB, NS, PEI, NFLD), western (MB,
SK, AB, BC and Territories), and central (ON) Canada.
The Western Canada winner, Barbara Jordan of Nanaimo, BC, chose Nanaimo
and District Hospital Foundation as her charity. The Foundation will
use their prize to help them raise funds for equipment, renovation and
research. The prizes were presented by Applecross Home Hardware.
In Central Canada, winner Melissa Heng of Toronto, ON, chose Childhood
Cancer Canada Foundation to receive the new vehicle, which will help
them deliver critical education, community, and connectivity programs
to children with cancer and their families. The prizes were presented
by Metro Home Hardware Building Centre.
In Eastern Canada, Gordon Fraser of Charlottetown, PEI, chose Tremploy
Inc. as his charity. Tremploy Inc. provides adults who have an
intellectual disability with life skills training to assist them in
exploring their potential and empowering them to contribute and
participate in the community in a meaningful way. The prizes were
presented by Home Hardware - Charlottetown.
Toyota Canada has been the official vehicle for Home Hardware since
About Home Hardware Stores Limited
100% Canadian owned and operated, Home Hardware Stores Limited has a
presence in every Canadian province and territory and is the country's
largest independent, Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials
and furniture cooperative. Founded on January 1, 1964 by 122
independent hardware Dealers, the cooperative now includes more than
1,080 stores, under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home
Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners, with annual
collective retail sales of more than $5 billion. Home Hardware's
independent Dealer-Owners, recognized by the North American Retail
Hardware Association as Canada's best-trained Dealer group, have access
to 100,000 quality brand name and private label products, a world-class
distribution system and draw upon the power of Home Hardware's network
to provide their local communities with top quality products and
services at competitive prices.
About Toyota Canada
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of
Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks, and Toyota industrial
equipment. TCI's head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in
Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres
in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota's Canadian operations include
automotive assembly plants in Cambridge, ON (Toyota Corolla, Toyota
Matrix, Lexus RX 350) and Woodstock, ON (Toyota RAV4). For more
details, including a full list of media contacts, digital images and
product details please visit media.toyota.ca.
Image with caption: "Cut line: Doug Plourde, Dealer-Owner, Metro Home Hardware Building Centre and Sam Tantsis, Marketing Consultant, Partnerships & Sponsorships, Toyota Canada Inc. present Melissa Heng, Winner and Dana Stanescu, Director, Marketing & Community Programs, Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation with brand new Toyota Matrix -- Picture (left to right): Sam Tantsis, Marketing Consultant, Partnerships & Sponsorships, Toyota Canada Inc.; Melissa Heng , Winner; Dana Stanescu, Director, Marketing & Community Programs, Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation; and Doug Plourde, Dealer-Owner, Metro Home Hardware Building Centre (CNW Group/Home Hardware Stores Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111117_C6900_PHOTO_EN_6801.jpg
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