Customer Appreciation BBQ – September 14th, 2017

Customer Appreciation BBQ

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the dealership on September 14th for our customer appreciation BBQ! We thankfully were given a beautiful end of summer day to have our BBQ on.

Subaru Canada even stopped by to let customers demo the Eyesight technology in the new cars. Families big and small came out to enjoy. It was great to see everyone, and we hope you enjoyed the food!

Congratulations to Laura N. and Tom D. – the raffle winners!

Customer Appreciation BBQ

Budds’ Subaru hosts fun and exciting special events throughout the year – a great opportunity to explore the latest vehicles Subaru has to offer and take advantage of great deals, all while having a great time!

Be sure to check for upcoming events and join us for some fun!

Budds’ Subaru Visits The Autoshow!

2017 Autoshow

We stopped by the Autoshow where Subaru revealed the VIZIV-7 concept for the first time in Canada!

Subaru was also awarded with the first ever Canadian Black Book award for Best Overall Brand for Retained Value. The Subaru Forester also took home AJAC’s Best Canadian Utility Vehicle of the year.

So glad to see the brand sailing strong at the start of the year & we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings! Check out the pictures below if you missed it.

Visit Budds’ Mazda for a complete line-up of Subaru vehicles.

Car Care Clinic – Ladies Night is Full! Second Date Added!

Car Care Clinic – Ladies Night

Our Ladies Night Car Care Clinic on September 14th is full! Can’t wait to see everyone out for this great workshop.

Car Care Clinic - Ladies Night | Budds' Subaru

We’ve added a second night on Wed. September 21st for everyone to attend. Register here if you haven’t – only 6 spots left!

Next time your Subaru needs service, book an appointment online with our Service Department.

While your Subaru is in being worked on, relax in our lounge, enjoy fresh coffee, browse the internet on our free WIFI or watch your favorite show on our big screen TV. If you choose not to wait we have a shuttle and replacement vehicle options to suit your needs.

Subaru Car Care Clinic – Ladies Night!

Join Budds’ Subaru Car Care Clinic – Ladies Night! You’ll learn about preventative maintenance in a comfortable environment. Register today!

Subaru Car Care Clinic | Budds' Subaru

Visit Budds’ Subaru for all your vehicle maintenance. Book an appointment online today!

While your Subaru is in being worked on, relax in our lounge, enjoy fresh coffee, browse the internet on our free WIFI or watch your favorite show on our big screen TV. If you choose not to wait we have a shuttle and replacement vehicle options to suite your needs.

Limited Edition 2016 Hikari WRX STI And BRZ

Budds’ is happy to announce that we will have a small stock of the Limited Hikari Edition.

Limited Hikari Edition

Hikari Edition | Budds' Subaru

A special edition Hyper Blue Subaru BRZ and WRX STI, named Hikari, will be available in limited quantities of 100 and 200 units Canada wide, respectively.

Keeping in line with previous BRZ and WRX STI Special Editions, SCI has decided to continue with the Japanese naming theme.

Hikari, means “light,” or “beam of light”. A Japanese bullet train carries the same name, which coincides with the WRX STI and BRZ’s characteristics of speed, performance and precision.

The Hikari Limited Edition, will be available across Canada featuring a striking Hyper Blue exterior paint finish. The Hikari Edition (pronounced “he-ka-ree”) vehicles also feature specific black painted exterior trim accents, black wheels and unique blue interior seating and trim enhancements.

2016 BRZ

Hikari Edition BRZ | Budds' Subaru

The 2016 BRZ Hikari Limited Edition is an enhancement from the Sport-Tech 6MT model. It adds a performance Flexible Strut Tower Bar to improve handling dynamics and steering feel. As well, it adds a blue foot well illumination, frameless auto-dimming interior mirror and unique black exterior side fin blades.

2016 WRX STI

Hikari Edition WRX STI | Budds' Subaru

The 2016 WRX STI Hikari Limited Edition is equipped similarly to the 2016 WRX STI Sport Package. It rolls on black 18″ BBS forged alloy wheels to improve handling through reduced un-spring weight.

Pricing for the Hikari Edition vehicles is as follows:

2016 Hikari Limited Edition

Model Transmission MSRP Production Quantity
2016 BRZ Hikari Edition 6MT $30,495 100
2016 WRX STI Hikari Edition 6MT $41,895 200

Visit Budds’ Subaru and find out everything you need to know about the BRZ or the WRX STI.

12th Annual HyperMeeting At Subaru Canada Raises Over $40,000 For Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto

Subaru Canada, Inc. matched all proceeds and donations from the Toronto Subaru Club (TSC) annual event. This event, held at the corporate head office, raised a grand total of $40,000. Over 800 Subaru vehicles and well over 1,000 people met at the 12th Annual HyperMeeting. Everyone was there to celebrate their shared passion of Subaru ownership and support RMHC.

About The HyperMeeting

(MISSISSAUGA) — Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is excited to announce the 12th Annual HyperMeeting organized in conjunction with Toronto Subaru Club (TSC) was a success. They were able to raise a combined total of $40,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto (RMHC Toronto). The event was held on Sunday, August 23rd, at SCI’s head office in Mississauga, ON. Over 800 vehicles and their owners, friends and family ventured to meet and share their pride of Subaru ownership. Each year, the annual HyperMeeting raises funds for RMHC Toronto, as it is SCI and TSC’s charity of choice. This year a total of $20,000 was raised for RMHC Toronto by TSC. This amount was matched dollar-for-dollar by SCI for a grand total of $40,000.

Largest Type Of Enthusiast Shows

This is one of the largest type of enthusiast shows held at a corporate head office in Canada. The HyperMeeting began with a fervent convoy of Subaru vehicles. It represented an array of models, years and accessories, lining the streets leading to the office. This is an annual family-friendly event. It offered an on-site barbecue, photo booth and various attractions that would appeal to the younger generation of Subaru lovers. There was a vehicle covered in chalk paint to be fully decorated, r/c cars, superhero characters, face painting, a balloon artist and magician. This year’s event ensured the children in attendance also had a great time. For the third year in a row, AutoGuide road test editor, Mike Schlee, and Derek Serianni of the Toronto Subaru Club acted as master of ceremonies.

“It is a phenomenal sight to see so many enthusiastic Subaru owners arriving at this annual event and willing to give back to their local community,” said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “Toronto Subaru Club’s fundraising efforts continue to mirror our corporate charitable sentiments and we could not be more thrilled to donate $40,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities after this event.”

“This year’s HyperMeeting was amazing, not only did we achieve our fundraising goal by surpassing last year’s total of $36,000, but it brought even more people together that are passionate about the Subaru brand,” said Derek Serianni, administrator of the Toronto Subaru Club. “As Subaru continues to grow its presence in the Canadian marketplace so does our club and our ability to hold events like the HyperMeeting where we can pool our enthusiasm together to raise a large sum of money to donate to a worthy cause like Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto.”

About Ronald McDonald House

Hypermeeting Supports RMHC Toronto | Budds' Subaru

Subaru Canada selected RMHC Toronto as their charity of choice in 2000. Since then SCI has donated a grand total of over $630,000 cumulatively with the 2015 HyperMeeting donation included.

RMHC Toronto provides a “home away from home” for seriously ill children and their families. RMHC is a place for families to heal better together, both in the 81-family capacity House in downtown Toronto and through their Family Rooms that provide families with a medical-free space within a hospital to rest and retreat. Since 1981, the House has been host to thousands of families in need of a comfortable atmosphere of compassion and understanding during a frightening and stressful time in their lives. Support from SCI will help RMHC Toronto provide families of seriously ill children with a safe and comfortable place to stay that is just steps from the hospital where their child is undergoing life-saving medical treatment.

The Toronto Subaru Club (TSC) is the single largest enthusiast club of its kind with nearly 11,000 members.  This is a group of Subaru enthusiasts from Toronto and its surrounding areas. This community-oriented club hosts many events and meets as a way to socialize and mingle. Many of its events benefit its dedicated charity of choice, RMHC Toronto.

To learn more about the TSC, visit www.toronto-subaru-club.com, follow on Twitter, or visit them on Facebook.

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Subaru Scavenger Hunt For The Canadian International Auto Show

SUBARU SCAVENGER HUNT – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Subaru Scavenger Hunt is a contest that Subaru Canada is running for the duration of the International Autoshow in Toronto. The contest is an App based game that can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play to both Android and iPhones respectively.

Once this app is downloaded contestants are provided with a clue to track down a checkpoint in the Autoshow. Once they find this checkpoint they will be required to scan a QR code. After they scan the QR code they watch a quick video on their phone and then are asked to answer a Subaru trivia question.

If they get that question correct, they get one entry for the Grand Prize and Great Daily Prizes. After the correct or incorrect answer is provided they will then be provided with another clue to the next check- point. Each correct answer at each check point give the contestant an additional entry for the prizes!

Subaru Scavenger Hunt | Budds' Subaru
WHAT IS THE GRAND PRIZE AND DAILY PRIZE?

The Grand Prize is a 2015 WRX STI (Sport Tech Package) & the Great Daily Prizes are (3 Prize Packs per day) a remote control Subaru Vehicle and Gift card for $500.00 off the purchase (some conditions apply, rules and regulations within the app or site will explain) of a Subaru vehicle.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    • Where can I download the app from?
      The app can be downloaded from either Google play on Android Devices or from the App Store on IPhones. There are also a lot of banners around the show with a QR code to download the app.
    • How many times can I play the game?
      You are allowed to do the Subaru Scavenger Hunt once through the duration of the auto show. You can enter on the microsite once per day through the duration of the show.
    • How old do I have to be to enter the contest?
      You have to be 18 years of age or older to enter the contest, but anyone can do the scavenger hunt. There is a “play without registering button” on the main page in the app.
    • I can’t find one of the checkpoints?
      Each CSR can be provided with a map of the locations of all of the checkpoints.
    • What will my information be used for?
      The information provided will be used to notify you that we have received your entry for the contest, to communicate with you who has won the grand prize and for other communication through Subaru.ca. You can unregister for these emails at anytime.
    • How will I find out if I won?
      We will contact you from your contact information provided.
    • Can I take cash value instead of the grand prize?
      No, there is no cash equivalent provided.

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Congratulations To Our Amazing Technicians

Master Tech Competition

The 2014 Master Tech Competition took place over the weekend with 2 of the twelve participants coming from Budds’ Subaru. On the Friday evening there was a “Get-Together” for all involved and this year’s event was an axe-throwing competition. Mario Brunetti finished 2nd to Patrick Kimmell (Tech Line).

Subaru Master Tech Competition | Budds' Subaru

Congratulations To Our Amazing Technicians

In the main competition our technicians were up against some very talented competitors from across the country. This included one former Master Tech Competition Champion. We are proud to let you know that Andrew Bonnett finished 2nd! To have the opportunity to go to the competition amongst all technicians in Canada is one thing, but to finish second, that is truly amazing. As usual, the Budds’ Subaru technicians proved why we are consistently rated one of the best Subaru service centers in Canada.

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Budds’ Subaru Yoga Fair – A Recap

Yoga Fair Recap

Our Yoga Fair this past Sunday, was a great time for everyone involved and we would like to thank you all for coming out and supporting a great cause!

We couldn’t of done it without our wonderful sponsors: IGita Hot Yoga Club & Spa, OmJuice, Titika Active Wear, and Gluten-Free & Me Specialty Market.

Raised Money & Awareness

We raised over $300 for The Canadian Mental Health Association-not bad for a quiet Sunday morning! Some of the prizes won included yoga mats, yoga class passes, and Subaru gear.

Petek from IGita led the yoga class, which was beginner-friendly but also a great workout for the more advanced yogis. Chantelle led a hoola hoop class that was as funny as it was fun, and put on quite a performance herself!

Yoga Fair | Budds' Subaru

The food and drink were nutritious and delicious. OmJuice brought over samples of their carrot-ginger juice and pumpkin tea, which was perfect for the first weekend of October. Gluten-Free & Me Specialty Market, made their delicious pancakes which you wouldn’t believe are a much-healthier alternative to the breakfast classic.

For those of you who were unable to join, we hope to see you at our future events. We would also love to hear from you if you have any ideas for us!

Click here to view our Facebook album of the Yoga Fair.

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