Horsepower for Hope: Car lovers raise $540,000 for cancer

Edmonton, Alberta — A group of car enthusiasts raised $540,000 for the Kids with Cancer Society at a recent car rally in Edmonton. The yearly event, called July Afterburner Rally is organized by Horsepower for Hope, a group of car lovers, who use their passion for automobiles to raise money for the Kids with Cancer […]

Viva Las Vegas: AIA Canada to host historic Canada Night at SEMA Show 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada — Planning on heading to Vegas the first week of November and yet to sign up for the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s (AIA Canada) iconic Canada Night event? Why wait? AIA Canada says slots are 50 percent sold out with the event still three months away. Slated for November 2, this […]

Boots ‘n’ Breakfast: CARSTAR MK Group hosts three Calgary Stampede breakfast events

Calgary, Alberta — CARSTAR’s MK Auto Group helped Calgary Stampede attendees start their day right and kick off their daily activities for the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ by hosting three breakfast events.  “The Calgary Stampede has become something our CARSTAR family looks forward to each year,” said Mark Kharfan, owner, MK Auto Group. “Hosting […]

See You on the Strip: 10th Annual MSO Symposium will be in-person, in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada — The Automotive Service Association is excited to announce that they are hosting their 10th annual MSO Symposium this year in-person.  COVID-19 prevented the MSO Symposium from having its regularly scheduled live event in 2020, so it was held in a virtual format. Ray Fisher, the president and executive director of the […]

Keynote from the Court: Tropicana treats students to slam-dunk surprise

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Students of Tropicana Community Service’s Auto Body Pre-Apprenticeship and Collision Damage programs were treated to a special guest during Tuesday’s annual Discovery Day event. Chad Sanders, manager of the Raptors 905 NBA-G League team and most recent recipient of the Executive of the Year for the NBA G-League surprised the audience of […]

Generally Speaking: AIA AGM to take place Tuesday morning

Toronto, Ontario — Like the G20 of the Canadian collision repair industry, the Automotive Industry Association of Canada (AIA) will be assembling the top minds of our industry at its AGM later on today, to discuss the issues currently facing the automotive sector. The meeting is expected to cover the appointment of the auditors for […]

History From Home: Canadian Automotive Museum offering monthly online lectures

Oshawa, Ontario — As Ontario finds itself amidst another provincial stay-at-home order, the Canadian Automotive Museum is offering live lectures and glimpses into Canada’s automotive history through its ‘Third Thursday Talks’ series, delivering informative lectures on some of the facility’s newest exhibits. The series kicked off last December with a Delorean-focused episode, hosted by DeLorean […]

All Hands on Deck: AIA releases agenda for next week’s AGM

Toronto, Ontario — A week out from its Annual General Meeting, the Automotive Industry Association of Canada (AIA) has released the agenda for the event where some of the top names in collision repair will share ideas for the coming year. As usual, the meeting will cover the appointment of the auditors for 2021, as […]