Montreal Impact fan wins brand new 2017 Kia Sportage

MONTREAL, Oct. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. demonstrated the brand's power to surprise by rewarding Mont-Saint Hilaire resident and loyal Montreal Impact fan, Ghislaine Beaulieu, with a brand new 2017 Kia Sportage.  Mrs. Beaulieu received a surprise delivery from members of the Montreal Impact and is thrilled to have a new set of wheels for the winter season approaching.

Click HERE to see the video of Mrs. Beaulieu receiving her Kia Sportage!

"What a great adventure! Now each of my family members will have a Kia! And my Sportage will surely be used for our next family outings to cheer the Impact.  Thank you very much Kia! "- Ms. Ghislaine Beaulieu.

Kia Canada is a proud founding partner of the Montreal Impact and has worked with the team to grow the game of soccer in Quebec, including the hosting of a recent skills clinic held in August for inner city youth on the same pitch the pros play on.

"We're excited to award Mrs. Beaulieu with the brand new Kia Sportage - a vehicle that's perfect for driving in Quebec." said Ted Lancaster, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), KIA Canada Inc.  "At Kia, we understand the value that sports can play in a child's life and how much goes in to a winning lineup, so we're proud to be fans and partners of Canada's MLS teams and working with them to give more children a chance to play."

On a national level, Kia Canada Inc. is a proud founding partner of all three Canadian MLS teams and recently completed its seventh annual Drive Change initiative - a program that looks to provide the necessary means and encouragement for more kids to play the game of soccer. Through free clinics, hosted by former and current MLS stars, and a national equipment drive through Kia's staff, partners and 189 dealers, Kia and the MLS have given thousands of Canadian youth a chance to develop soccer and life skills while having fun playing one of the fastest growing team sports in Canada.

About Drive Change
As the social responsibility cornerstone to the Kia Canada Inc. brand, since its inception in 2010, Drive Change has made a profound impact in communities across Canada.  Canadians have made a difference by coordinating food drives, lending a hand at a local shelter, public park cleanups and helped contribute to what Drive Change Day stands for.  Drive Change is about making a difference, no matter how big or small the initiative is.  Kia Canada regional and head office employees participate in an annual national equipment drive and the national dealer network, comprising of 189 dealers, support the program - clearly demonstrating the company's compassionate commitment to the initiative. For more information visit www.kia.ca/drivechange and make a donation of new and lightly used equipment at Kia dealers across Canada.

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.cawww.facebook.com/kiacanada), a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 189 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 154 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, including a state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia's brand slogan "The Power to Surprise" represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.

Image with caption: "Mrs. Beaulieu with her new 2017 Sportage (CNW Group/KIA Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161018_C4204_PHOTO_EN_798639.jpg

For further information: Maxime Surette, Product Communications Manager, Kia Canada Inc., T: 905-755-6272, C: 416-316-3313, E: msurette@kia.ca; Mark James, Corporate Communications Manager, Kia Canada Inc. T: 905-755-6251, C: 416-660-3568, E: mjames@kia.ca; John Adzija, National Manager, Corporate Communications & Corporate Partnerships, Kia Canada Inc., T: 905-755-6266, C: 905-301-6207, E: jadzija@kia.ca

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