Nissan Canada Foundation Marks Anniversary With Donation of 51 New Vehicles to Charitable Partners

    - Foundation Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary with Continued Support for
    Seniors' Organizations Across Canada -

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) will mark the
15th anniversary of the Nissan Canada Foundation with a donation of 51
vehicles to charitable partners across the country.
    "The Foundation has a long-standing history of support for seniors in our
communities across Canada," said Mark Grimm, President, Nissan Canada Inc. "We
are pleased to help make a difference for our partners at a local level with
this donation. Each day, these vehicles help the organizations we partner with
reach out to at-risk seniors who can often feel isolated in their
    In Ontario, 25 cars have been donated. Charitable partners in
British Columbia received a donation of seven vehicles. Alberta also received
seven cars while Quebec organizations received nine vehicles from the
Foundation. Each donation is made possible through generous support and
partnership from Nissan dealer partners across the country.
    "These groups provide an important range of services to our neighbours in
the community, and have unique vehicle needs," added Grimm. "We are pleased to
be able to offer a variety of vehicle options to each of our agency partners
that help them best meet the needs of the community."
    Groups like Meals on Wheels across Canada, Health and Home Care B.C. and
the Canadian Red Cross are just some of the beneficiaries of the donation.
These groups facilitate a wide range of programs from meal delivery to
transportation for medical appointments.
    "We're very grateful to the Nissan Canada Foundation for this ongoing
support," said Inge Schamborzki, R.N., D.Ed., Executive Director, Health and
Home Care Society of B.C. "The Murano is ideal for our organization. It really
allows us to do a lot of good for a lot of people."
    2008 marks the 15th anniversary of the Nissan Canada Foundation. In
commemoration, the Foundation recognizes the opportunity to celebrate Canadian
seniors for their contributions to Canada's social and economic fabric.

    The Nissan Canada Foundation was established in 1993. The objective of
The Nissan Canada Foundation is to help Canadians in need with a focus on
seniors. Throughout the year the Nissan Canada Foundation participates in
several events to help raise funds for Canadians in need. These events are not
only successful, but are also a lot of fun. From sponsoring runs such as the
Toronto Challenge which raises money for Toronto Long-Term Care Homes and
Services to fundraising through our annual golf tournament, The Nissan Canada
Foundation is working to maintain strong ties within the community.

    About Nissan Canada Inc.

    Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and
distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc.
With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI
directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 150 independent Nissan
dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. Nissan is dedicated to
improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key
priorities are reducing CO(2) emissions, cutting other emissions and
increasing recycling. More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete
line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and

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For further information: Media Contacts: Rebecca Lucas, Cohn & Wolfe,
Tel: (647) 259-3275, Cell: (416) 889-8275, Email:;
Donna Trawinski, Corporate Manager, Corporate Communications, Nissan Canada
Inc., Tel: (905) 629-6435, Cell: (416) 779-7791, Email:

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