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MYERS AUTOMOTIVE GROUP APPOINTS CYRIL LEEDER AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Monday, August 27, 2018
Ottawa - Harry Mews and Robert Mews, owners of the Myers Automotive Group today announced that Cyril Leeder will be joining the Myers team as Chief Executive Officer. In this newly created position, Cyril will oversee the operations of the Company and help develop and implement its long-term strategies.
“We are very fortunate to have Cyril join our organization”, commented Harry Mews. “Beyond being a community leader in Ottawa for so many years he will bring a unique perspective to the rapidly changing automotive retail industry”.
Cyril is one of the original founders of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and was with the team for 27 years in various capacities including most recently as COO and President of the Club. He has also served on numerous corporate and non-profit Boards of Directors throughout his career.
Rob Mews commented, “Our group now has 17 locations with almost 1,000 employees so the timing is right to have Cyril’s expertise and background help us continue to exceed the expectations of both our customers and our employees”.
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Nissan Begins Production of 2018 Leaf
2018 LEAF will be available in all 97 Nissan electric vehicle dealerships across Canada, and it will have an average range of 241 km on a single charge.
Production of the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF is officially underway at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The Nissan LEAF will be available at dealerships nationwide starting next month.
The 2018 LEAF, along with the 2018 Rogue, offers available ProPILOT Assist technology, which helps drivers navigate stop-and-go traffic by assisting control of acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving.
The LEAF also incorporates standard Nissan Intelligent Mobility features including: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and e-Pedal technology, allowing drivers to accelerate and stop using a single pedal.
The Nissan LEAF has been in production at Smyrna since 2013, with more than 5,513 models sold in Canada since 2011.
Ottawa Myers Automotive AAA Hockey
The Myers Automotive Group is excited to announce our partnership with the Ottawa Senators AAA Hockey Association and the launch of Ottawa Myers Automotive AAA Hockey program!
The Ottawa Senators AAA will be rebranded as Ottawa Myers Automotive AAA Hockey and will continue to build an Association that's primary purpose is player development and organizational excellence.
There will be changes, procedures and policies put in place over the next while. Please bear with us in transition as we move another step towards giving members a truly High Performance development experience.
Many thanks to all the people who have helped put this together!
Nissan Micra Cup Special Offer For All Nissan Micra Owners
Nissan Canada is excited to announce that they are inviting every Canadian Nissan Micra owner to enjoy the excitement of the 2017 season of the Nissan Micra Cup free of charge!
Nissan Micra owners are to visit www.micracup.com/eventregistration three weeks before their preferred race weekend in order to register online, and will receive two tickets and one parking pass.
The purpose of this offer is to bring together the Nissan Micra family, an initiative that garnered success at the season opener to the 2017 which saw 67 Nissan Micra owners registered and onsite!
Remembering Sandy Ruckstuhl
2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition
To celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Nissan has developed the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition. Learn more about these vehicles here.
It's the closest you'll ever get to sitting in the cockpit of a starfighter. The vehicle features iconic design elements of the Star Wars universe in the interior, and the exterior shows its rebel spirit with exclusive chrome badging on the front row doors and rear liftgate. Only 400 of these vehicles will be released in Canada, and unlike the Death Star, when these are gone, we won't be building them again.
Myers Nissan is expecting two of these exclusive vehicles, contact us today to find out when they will arrive, or to reserve yours before they're gone!
Support The Myers Automotive Acute Care of The Elderly (ACE) Unit this Giving Tuesday - November 29th
Each year Black Friday and Cyber Monday help the economy. Now there's a new day after Cyber Monday called Giving Tuesday, where instead of getting, you have the opportunity to join a movement dedicated to giving back!
Giving Tuesday is a movement that began in Canada with the hopes of helping important causes in their fundraising efforts. Our good friends at the Queensway Carleton Hospital are Giving Tuesday participants this year on Tuesday November 29th, and are looking for donations to help complete the community support needed for the new Myers Automotive Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit at the hospital. We are so happy to see the Myers Automotive ACE Unit opening and preparing to begin accepting patients this November and hope you will help this important unit which will help many patients who need the specialized care the unit provides.
For more information on the Myers Automotive ACE Unit, read the article on the unit below.
The Myers Automotive Acute Care of The Elderly (ACE) Unit Opens at Queensway Carelton Hospital
The new Myers Automotive Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit at the Queensway Carleton Hospital recently celebrated the official opening and is preparing to start taking patients soon. As the Myers Automotive Group donated $1 million towards the ACE unit, a few members from the Myers group and Mews family, including Mr. Hank Mews and son Mr. Robert Mews (Executive VP of The Myers Automotive Group) were on hand at the grand opening ceremony which was timed to a visit from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Infrastructure Minister and local MPP, Bob Chiarelli.
The Mews family and the Myers Automotive Group have always felt it is important to give back to the Ottawa-area community and are happy to have made this contribution to the Queensway Carleton Hospital, where Mr. Hank Mews has previously sat on the hospital board. We look forward to seeing how this new unit helps the Ottawa-area community members in need of this specialised care.
Below you will find an article written by the Queensway Carleton Hospital on the new Myers Automotive Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit.
The Second Annual West End Food Truck Rally
Myers Ottawa Nissan is excited to be sponsoring the Second Annual West End Food Truck Rally! This event which Myers also sponsored in 2015, is a delicious way to help a great cause! The Second Annual Food Truck Rally will be taking place Saturday August 13, 2016 at Christ Church Bells Corners (3861 Old Richmond Road) from 11am-7pm. Proceeds from the event will support the FAMSAC emergency food cupboard. Non-perishable food donations and cash donations for FAMSAC are also welcome and greatly appreciated.
The first West End Food Truck Rally, held at the same location in 2015, drew a crowd of more than 3500 visitors with over 4000 non-perishable food items and more than $6,700 in cash donations collected. Proceeds from the event went to the FAMSAC emergency food cupboard.
We hope the Second Annual West End Food Truck Rally is just as successful as the first, if not more, and hope to see you there!
Our Winter Tire Winner
Congratulations Johannes on winning our "Win your tires" contest!!!
Enjoy a safe ride this winter!
We would like to thank everyone for participating and making our winter tire event a success once again this year!
Our Winner For The $100,000 Giveaway
Congratulations to Stephanie on winning $11,111.00 from the Myers $100,000 Giveaway!! Thank you to everyone who participated!
Volunteers and Donations Needed
A skate drive and free skating lessons are being held for the newly arrived Syrian refugees in the Ottawa area and organizers are asking the public for volunteers and donations to help make this event a huge success. Donations of new or used skates, as well as new outdoor socks for inside skates, and any other skating equipment (helmets, knee pads, skate guards, etc) can be dropped off at any Myers location.
Organizers are asking for volunteers to help with skate fitting, skating instruction, and sorting (to sort skate donations by size the Friday - January 29th and February 5th - before the two weekends for distribution and the lessons)
Location for volunteers is Cafe 111 at 111 Lisgar St., inside Ottawa City Hall. That is where the sorting will take place donations can also be dropped off there Friday January 29th from 4-7pm, Friday February 5th from 4-7pm or on either Saturday and or Sunday of the event between 9-4
Distribution and Lesson Dates:
- Saturday January 30th, 2016
- Sunday January 31st, 2016
- Saturday February 6th, 2016
- Sunday February 7th, 2016
Nissan recently introduced the all-new, and much anticipated, Nissan Titan XD in the deserts of Arizona. The release of the Titan XD has been receiving a lot of attention as the truck fits a niche market between the half-ton and ¾ ton trucks already on the market. Nissan's Titan XD has created the ultimate solution for those who find themselves looking for a vehicle that is more capable than a half-ton, but more fuel efficient and less expensive than current ¾ ton options on the market. Truck enthusiasts are even more excited to find out the Titan XD is being introduced with a Cummins 5.0L Turbo Diesel V8 engine. With 310 hp and 555 ft-lbs of torque, the Cummins engine allows the Titan XD to tow 12,000 lbs, and haul up to 2,000 lbs. A 5.6L V8 gas engine will also be offered in 2016.
View the full article and photo gallery from Autosphere here.
Nissan Micra Cup
Coming up soon! the Nissan Micra Cup race weekend at Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Taking place September 25th, 26th, and 27th 2015, these races will mark the conslusion of the Nissan Micra Cup season. The last 2 races took place at Autodrome St-Eustache track in early August. Both rounds were won by Quebec driver Olivier Bédard, who now has sole ownership of the number one spot in the championship standings.
Watch the video below to see some of the great action from the event and get yourself ready for the upcoming finals in September!
West End Food Truck Rally
Myers Ottawa Nissan is proud to have participated in this year's West End Food Truck Rally in Ottawa, Ontario. Hosted on August 15th at Christ Church Bells Corners, 3861 old Richmond road, the event drew a crowd of over 3500 visitors and over 4000 non perishable food donations.
All proceeds from the event went to the FAMSAC emergency food cupboard. Besides the success of the food donations alone, the event also raised more than $6700.00 in cash donations as well that can be used to purchase highly needed items such as cereal, juice boxes, canned fruits and vegetables, and granola bars.
FAMSAC is an emergency assist program that runs in West Nepean and run by entirely volunteers, it provides emergency assistance to families in Bells Corners, Crystal Beach, Bayshore, Craig Henry, Manordale and Trend village. The program currently provides 60-80 hampers each month to families, but during December special Christmas hampers are delivered to about 200 homes.
Find out more information on how you can help out FAMSAC year round at their website. https://www.famsac.ca/
J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
J.D. Power recently put out its Initial Quality study showing the top recognized brands in the automotive industry this year. The survey that was conducted asked 84,000 people any problems they may have encountered during the first 90 days of owning or leasing their new vehicle. As one of the highest rated vehicles compared to industry standard, Hyundai ranked as 4th overall, behind only Porshe, Jaguar and Kia.
"This is a clear shift in the quality landscape," said Renee Stephens, vice president of U.S. automotive quality at J.D. Power. "For so long, Japanese brands have been viewed by many as the gold standard in vehicle quality. While the Japanese automakers continue to make improvements, we're seeing other brands -- most notably Korean makes -- accelerating the rate of improvement."
As far as individual models go, General Motors Chevrolet vehicles tie with three other manufacturers, Hyundai, Volkswagen and Nissan as high ranked in overall satisfaction according to the survey results. Top placing models rankings include:
- Chevrolet Spark - Best City Car
- Chevrolet Malibu - Best Midsize Car
- Hyundai Accent - Best Small Car
- Chevrolet Sonic - Top Three Small Car
- Chevrolet Camaro - Top Midsize Sporty Car
- Infiniti Q70 - Top Three Midsize Premium Car
- Nissan Sentra - Best Compact Car
- Hyundai Elantra - Top Three Compact Car
- Volkswagen Eos - Top Compact Sporty Car
- Chevrolet Impala - Top Three Large Car
- Hyundai Tucson - Best Small SUV
- Buick Encore - Top Three Small SUV
- Chevrolet Equinox - Best Compact SUV
- GMC Terrain - Top Three Compact SUV
- Infiniti QX50 - Top Three Compact Premium SUV
- Hyundai Santa Fe - Top Three Midsize SUV
- Chevrolet Traverse - Top Three Midsize SUV
- Infiniti QX70 - Best Midsize Premium SUV
- Nissan Frontier - Top Midsize Pickup
- Nissan Quest - Best Minivan
- Chevrolet Tahoe - Top Three Large SUV
- Infiniti QX80 - Best Large Premium SUV
- Chevrolet Silverado LD - Best Large Light Duty Pickup
- Chevrolet Silverado HD - Top Large Heavy Duty Pickup
Myers Automotive Group Donates $1,000,000 To The Queensway Carleton Hospital
We are proud to announce that the Myers Automotive Group has donated $1,000,000 to the Queensway Carleton Hospital!
The Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation has announced the donation to the Acute Care of Elderly Unit, which will be named the Myers Automotive Acute Care of the Elderly Unit.
First of its kind in Eastern Ontario, the ACE Unit is expected to open in 2016 and contain 34 beds to better attend the needs of the growing elderly community in the greater Ottawa area. Currently, the population in Ottawa consists of about 14% of residents being over the age of 65. This is expected to increase by 3.5% per year over the next 20 years.
This new expansion in the Ottawa medical industry will give focused care to our senior community members, giving them the service they need for shorter hospital stays and the ability to stay local for more specialized treatments.