Media Advisory - Nissan joins local police forces to kick-start 2017 season for the Nissan Micra Cup and Project E.R.A.S.E.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Last year, Nissan Canada collaborated with Project E.R.A.S.E to raise awareness about the dangers of street racing, and the two organizations will join forces again with the aim of reducing street racing incidents in greater numbers this year. Project E.R.A.S.E. is a collaborative effort of seven Ontario police services, the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of the Environment. The Nissan Micra Cup is Canada's most affordable racing series and an example of how fast driving and competition can be attained in a safe, controlled environment.

The 2015 Nissan Micra Cup champion, Olivier Bédard (20), will be present for a launch event at Canada's Wonderland in support of PROJECT E.R.A.S.E.'s 2017 program. Bédard will be joined by representatives from 9 regional law enforcement departments and Staff Sergeant Chuck Kaizer, who competed in two Micra Cup races last year.

Bédard had dreams of driving fast cars since he was a child, and instead of street racing, he unleashed his passion for speed and competition on to the world of karting. From there, Bédard further cultivated his driving talent by competing in one-make racing through the Nissan Micra Cup. In the series' debut season, the then 18-year-old "rookie" impressed the motorsport world with numerous podium finishes, leading to a championship title. Bédard hopes to inspire young men and women who have a penchant for speed, and may not know where to begin a motorsport career and how easy it can be.


Olivier Bédard, 2015 Nissan Micra Cup Champion

Didier Marsaud, Project Manager for the Micra Cup, Nissan Canada

Staff Sergeant Chuck Kaizer


Project E.R.A.S.E. partners displaying York Regional Police Air2 helicopter and enforcement vehicles from all involved agencies


April 18, 2017


Canada's Wonderland – main entrance, use the employee entrance at Amusement Drive and Major Mackenzie Drive West.


11:00 am


SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

For further information: Jenn McCarthy, Cohn & Wolfe, 647-259-3305,


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