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October 16, 2017
WHEELS LOOKS AHEAD

Autonomous vehicles, alternative fuels and industry consolidation were among the topics of conversation at Wheels Canada’s recent client event.

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October 16, 2017
DRIVEWISE HOSTS COLLABORATE CONFERENCE
DriveWise held its sixth annual Collaborate Conference at its headquarters in Barrie, Ontario recently. The event included a variety of topics with special attention being paid to training programs.

Kicking off the event was Drivewise CEO Lesley de Repentigny, who welcomed guests to the event. A cross-section of presentations included: Training Needs Analysis: When is Training a Solution to Performance Problems by Ruthanne Krant, Georgian College; Effective Evaluation/Assessment for Competency based training by Dr. Katherine Lamb, Effective Command; Central York Fire Services – Driver Training Program by Robert Nagle; Introducing Change in a Culturally Resistant Organization by Catharine Bates, Ontario Police College; and Entery Level Training to On the Job Ready: Bridging the Gap by Leslie Repentigny, Drivewise.

“We were thrilled with our event this year. The knowledge exchange between our clients and our guest speakers were excellent,” said Repentigny. “Collaboration and exchanging best practices with our peers is a very exciting day for our team. Getting feedback and input on our new simulators for virtual air brakes and Book 7 was invaluable. We want to build products that improve our clients operations and their feed-back is instrumental in ensuring that occurs!”

A panel discussion on The Simulation Experience, with Micheal Sabean, Irving Energy, Robert Theriault, Georgian College and is also an Advanced Care Paramedic, and Steve Beasley, London Fire, discussing their experience in incorporating virtual reality simulation into traditional training environments. This was followed by a Q&A session.


October 10, 2017
FORD HOSTS WESTERN FLEET RIDE AND DRIVES

(From left) Mark Alger, Rob Veer, Kevin Priest, City of Vancouver and Mike Fredo, Ford of Canada at the Vancouver event.
Ford of Canada Fleet’s cross-Canada ride and drive tour made stops in Western Canada recently. More than 100 fleet customers attended events in Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia (over 60 in Calgary, over 50 in Vancouver).

Guests at both events got up close and personal to the new 2018 revised F-150, all-new 2018 Expedition, and just introduced to the North American market, 2018 EcoSport.


(From left) Don Brownlee, Sheila McKenzie, and Tayler Timmons, TransCanada at the Calgary event.
"As the newest member of our industry leading fleet team, I was excited to attend the Calgary Fleet Ride N Drive,” said Mark Richardson, Director, Fleet Sales, Ford of Canada. “This was a special opportunity to continue to build our relationships with our fleet customers and showcase the 2018 Ford product line-up. Great customers, vehicles and weather contributed to a very special day!"


(From left) Mike Bruce, Brian Garbett, Mike Fisher, Ed Barker, and Mark Richardson, Ford of Canada at the Calgary event.
Attendees learned about the features and benefits of new Ford products, and were able to drive Ford’s selection of models as well as competitive vehicles for comparison purposes.








September 26, 2017
FOSS NATIONAL LEASING GETS FLEETS CHARGED UP ABOUT THE FUTURE

The atmosphere was electric at Foss National Leasing’s standing room only Future-Proof Your Fleet event at the Plug ‘n Drive Discovery Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

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September 26, 2017
PMTC HOSTS INFLUENTIAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

The value of networking was the theme of an education seminar hosted by the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s Young Leaders Group recently.

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September 13, 2017
CANADIAN BLACK BOOK GOLF DAY CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE

(From left) Richard Phillips, Rui Nunes, Brad Rome, Larry Shred, Yolanda Biswah, David Ross and Brian Murphy, Canadian Black Book present cheque to John Malcolmson, Tim Horton Children's Foundation
Canadian Black Book held the 20th edition of its Annual Golf Tournament at Granite Golf Club in Stouffville, Ontario recently, raising over $34,000 on the day for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation in the process. Since the tournaments inception in 1997, the event has raised over $400,000 for the Foundation.

“Our tournament has become a favourite stop on the auto industry golf circuit and our golfers and sponsors continue to really step up, giving generously to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation,” said Brad Rome, President, Canadian Black Book.

The event hosted a sold out group of 144 golfers plus more guests at dinner. While the Scotiabank team of Ruth McBride, John Smith, Dave Klan, and Warrn Sandbeckx, came out on top on the links, the real winners are the children the Foundations activities support.


September 8, 2017
MERCEDES-BENZ CANADA OPENS MALL LOCATION

Mercedes-Benz Canada held a grand opening of its Mercedes me Store Markham at CF Markville shopping centre.

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August 21, 2017
FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY AT KIA RIDE AND DRIVE

Kia Canada held its 2017 Fleet Ride and Drive event at Blue Mountain in Collingwood recently.

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August 21, 2017
KIA KICKS OFF KICKSTART

Ted Lancaster, VP & COO, Kia Canada Inc
Kia Canada Inc., along with Toronto FC, Toronto Community Housing and MLSE Foundation, launched KickStart for its sixth year at Kia Training Ground at Downsview Park.

“The opportunity to play, learn and grow as part of a team can make an enormous impact on a young person’s life as well as the community that he or she is living in,” said Ted Lancaster, VP & COO, Kia Canada Inc. “Kickstart teaches young people the values and confidence to want great things from their lives, and the skills to go out and accomplish them. That is why we have been part of this for the last six years and will continue to support this great initiative.”

KickStart is a eight-week soccer program, that allows 300 children (ages 6 to 12) to build soccer and life skills including, self-esteem, fair play and leadership for free. The programs are held at 16 Toronto Community Housing locations from August to October and have participants meet three times per week.


“We look forward to another year of the KickStart program with our incredible partners, Toronto FC, Kia Canada Inc. and Toronto Community Housing,” said Michael Bartlett, Executive Director, MLSE Foundation. “Through soccer, we have an opportunity to engage these youth and encourage physical activity as well as valuable life skills.”

At the event, participants in attendance received the special surprise of not only meeting but also learning skills from Toronto FC’s first team players.

“KickStart is one of our active living programs that build strong communities by teaching youth life lessons about teamwork, leadership and fair play, both on and off the field,” said Kevin Marshman, Interim President and CEO, Toronto Community Housing. “I thank our partners MLSE Foundation, Toronto FC and Kia Canada for helping youth who are living in our communities to develop the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential.”


July 4, 2017
FCA HOSTS RAM COMMERCIAL ROUND TABLE

FCA Canada Fleet hosted a Ram Commercial Round Table meeting at Country Heritage Park in Milton, Ontario recently.

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July 4, 2017
PMTC CONFERENCE KEEPS ON TRUCKING

Nearly 200 people attended the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada 2017 annual two-day conference and annual general meeting at the Crown Plaza in Niagara Falls, Ontario, recently.

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July 4, 2017
TRAC TREADS INTO TRADE

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada held its 2017 Tire and Rubber Summit at the Kingbridge Centre in King City, Ontario.

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