Mr. Lube teams up with Zajac Ranch to offer children with medical conditions
an authentic camp experience

VANCOUVER, March 31 /CNW/ - Mr. Lube, Canada's leading quick lube provider, is proud to announce the launch of a national partnership with the Zajac Ranch for Children and the Zajac Foundation. The camp offers an opportunity to children with life-threatening illnesses or chronic disabilities from across Canada who would otherwise miss out on the chance to attend a camp.

Mr. Lube and the Zajac Foundation have come together to host the Mr. Lube Week at Camp Zajac. Mr. Lube has donated $25,000, which will be used to contribute to the transportation and general camp costs.

Mr. Lube's Oil Drop Campaign, which began over eight years ago, has been instrumental in their national strategy for children's welfare. It was created as part of the Mr. Lube Foundation to help support children's charities and to benefit the local, surrounding communities. Over the years, many Mr. Lube franchisees have taken the opportunity posed by both the Mr. Lube Foundation and the Mr. Lube Oil Drop Campaign to offer their passionate support.

"We're really excited about this year's Oil Drop Campaign," said Stuart Suls, President & COO, Mr. Lube Canada. "We wanted to do something for children who suffer from medical conditions and who are unable to attend camp because they are either too ill or unable to afford it. Fortunately we are supported in this effort by our customers and their amazing generosity."

The Mr. Lube Oil Drop Campaign presents Mr. Lube customers with the opportunity to contribute to the Mr. Lube Foundation by purchasing paper oil drops, to serve as donation. This year's Oil Drop campaign will be held from August 1st to 30th. As a nationwide effort, Mr. Lube locations will also have the chance to nominate children to attend the camp.

With the combined support for this mixed medical week program, Mr. Lube will be looking at hosting up to 50 children, each nominated from the surrounding area of one of their franchises. After undergoing a medical evaluation by the camp's Nursing Director to ensure the child is able to attend, each child will then receive confirmation of the exciting experience to follow.

"It's been a great experience working with Mr. Lube," said Carmen Zajac, President, Zajac Foundation. "Each year, we provide these deserving children with an opportunity to enjoy an exciting holiday away in the great outdoors. The Ranch gives young people with extraordinary needs a chance to make friends, to try new things and above all, to have fun."

Located on the shores of Stave Lake in Mission, BC, Zajac Ranch is host to hundreds of children with serious and chronic illnesses and disabilities every summer. They will be the proud venue for Mr. Lube Week from August 8th to 12th 2010.

About Mr. Lube Canada

Mr. Lube Canada is Canada's leading quick lube provider in the automotive routine maintenance category with 101 locations across Canada. Founded in 1976, Mr. Lube Canada has served over 34 million customers in its 34 year history. Headquartered in Delta, BC, the company also has a regional office in Mississauga, Ontario to support its national franchise network.

About Zajac Ranch for Children/Zajac Foundation

The Zajac Ranch for Children is a summer camp set on the shores of Stave Lake in Mission, BC. The ranch serves children with serious and chronic illnesses and disabilities. The Zajac Ranch seeks to normalize and enhance the lives of the children that attend camp by offering innovative and unique programs in a caring and supportive environment.

The Zajac Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to support children, seniors and those with special needs through innovative community projects focused on developing life long skills and independence. The Foundation is dedicated to the enrichment and enhancement of the quality of life across all generations.

SOURCE Mr. Lube Canada

For further information: For further information: Georgia Dahle, Director, Corporate Communications, Mr. Lube Canada, Phone: (604) 418-4755, Fax: (604) 759-4360, Email: gdahle@mrlube.com, www.mrlube.com - Change your oil, not your schedule; Katie Mead, Marketing, Sales & Registration, The Zajac Ranch for Children, The Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation, Phone: (604) 739-0444, Fax: (604) 739-0441, Email: katie@zajacranch.com, www.zajacranch.com - Out here, we raise spirits!

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