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Fix Automotive Network (FAN) team, including Fix Auto, Speedy Auto Service and NOVUS Glass, raises $28,510 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada during their annual regional meetings held across the country.

BLAINVILLE (Quebec), November 23, 2018 – “We are so honoured to be partnered with such an amazing organization,” said Steve Leal, President & CEO of Fix Automotive Network World. “With that, I am very pleased to announce that our partnership with RMHC has expanded to include the entire FAN Canada family of Fix Auto, Speedy Auto Service and NOVUS Glass.” With this newly expanded partnership to include all FAN Canada brands, the hope is to increase recognition of the great work being done by the RMHC, of the outstanding need to help more families and to raise even more funds to help kids heal better.

The Fix Automotive Network hosts regional meetings across the country in the fall that bring together franchise owners, corporate staff, insurance and fleet partners, and valued suppliers. These important annual events not only give all delegates the opportunity to network with colleagues, take in business updates and special guest presentations, but also raise awareness and funds for a very important organization; Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Canada.

“Thanks to the generosity of our franchise strategic partners, we raised a total of $28,510 during our regional meeting events this year,” said Alexandra Zalec, Vice President of Marketing for Fix Automotive Network Canada. “It’s exciting to think of how much more we can achieve for RMHC Canada families and communities in the future, with all of our automotive brands’ support.”

Each 2018 FAN regional meeting entailed a RMHC Canada fundraising initiative; from silent auctions to prize raffles, meeting delegates dug deep and donated generously.

  • The British Columbia team raised $3,130
  • The Alberta/Saskatchewan team raised $4,000
  • The Ontario/Manitoba team raised $10,280
  • The Quebec team raised $10,000
  • The Atlantic team raised $1,100

Fix Auto has been a very proud national charity partner with RMHC beginning in June 2016. Since that time, there have been hundreds of volunteer hours clocked by shop teams and corporate staff at Houses across the country, a multitude of ‘wish list’ items donated, and tens of thousands of dollars raised for the organization that keeps families close while their children receive medical treatment at nearby hospitals.

“Working with the Fix Auto team for the past two years has been wonderful, and we’re so excited that our partnership has now expanded to include Speedy Auto Service and NOVUS Glass,” commented Kate Horton, Executive Director for RMHC Canada. “On behalf of the over 25,000 families who stay at Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada each year, we remain grateful to entire Fix Automotive Network for their commitment and support – from our families to yours, thank you.”

The RMHC network of programs in Canada helps to keep more than 25,000 families close to their sick child and the care they need each year. The 15 Ronald McDonald Houses provide out-of-town families with a home to stay at while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital, while the 16 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide a comfortable place for families to rest and recharge, right inside hospitals. Through the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, basic medical care is available to underserved communities in Alberta. For more information visit www.rmhc.ca.

The Fix Automotive Network is Canada’s largest automotive aftermarket services group, consisting of Fix Auto, NOVUS Glass, Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler & Brake. Each of our collision, glass and mechanical repair facilities are locally owned and operated offering hassle-free vehicle care and services. Our company and our network continue to grow nationally, thanks to a solid foundation based on entrepreneurship and innovation. The Fix Automotive Network is the Canadian automotive aftermarket services solution.


Elizabeth Wilcox
Manager, Communications & Public Relations
Fix Automotive Network Canada


British Columbia (L to R): Sally Mark – Regional Marketing Specialist FAN BC, Jeff Wan – Business Development Manager Speedy Auto Service & NOVUS Glass and Thomas Maple – General Manager FAN BC

Alberta (L to R): Chris Peterson – General Manager FAN Alberta & Saskatchewan, Rick Tessemaker – Owner Speedy Auto Service Taber, Steve Leal – President & CEO Fix Network World and Jason Evans - CEO RMHC Southern & Central Alberta

Ontario (L to R): Catherine Bridgman – CEO RMHC South Central Ontario, Chris Over – Manager of Development & Donor Relations RMHC South Central Ontario, Daryll O’Keefe – General Manager FAN Ontario and Jamie Neuman-Rodrigues – Brand & Marketing Manager FAN Ontario

Quebec (L to R): Yves Roy – General Manager FAN Quebec, Raphaëlle Genest – Communications & Events Coordinator RMHC Montreal, Mélina Tessier – Brand Manager & Marketing Specialist FAN Quebec and Steve Leal – President & CEO Fix Network World

Atlantic (L to R): Alex Mercer – Regional Marketing Specialist FAN Atlantic, Mark Weeks – General Manager FAN Atlantic, Katie Green – Manager of Annual Giving RMHC Atlantic, Lori Baker – Director of Development RMHC Atlantic and Stacy Lunn whose family stayed at RMHC.