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Kia Canada Inc. celebrates the third annual Day 'Drive Change'

Kia Canada Inc. celebrates with pleasure, August 21, 2013, its third Journee 'Drive Change' which aims to promote support grants to communities by promoting positive changes in our society.

This year, Kia Canada has teamed up with the police in the region of York and with MADD Canada to make our roads safer. We encourage Canadians to visit the site and to pledge not to drive while intoxicated.

Maria Soklis, vice-president and COO of Kia Canada Inc., has participated in audits of surprise RIDE motorists by police in the region of York, in conjunction with MADD Canada. More than 1,000 motorists traveling south on Yonge Street have been the surprise audits, directly opposite the Kia dealer Newmarket, to remind them of the importance of driving responsibly, without the faculties impaired. "As a global automobile manufacturer in Canada, we have a very important role to play in educating Canadians and remind them that it is dangerous to drive while intoxicated or being distracted," stressed Ms. Soklis.

Shaw Media and Quebecor Media supports the initiative of Kia Canada on a national scale thanks to television segments were promoting the event and featured distinguished ambassadors have much influence with the public, as Maria Soklis - Vice-president and Chief Operating Officer, Kia Canada; Rick Campanelli, host of the television show ET Canada; Tim Leweike, President and CEO, MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment); Jim Kenzie - automotive journalist; Brad Diamond - Motoring (television series on the automotive world); Andrew Murie - CEO, MADD Canada; Joey Saputo - President of the Montreal Impact; Anouk Meunier and the television network TVA.

Charitable organizations have more than doubled since the inaugural year of 2011 with the chance of winning a national scale, the use of a four Kia vehicles for a period of two years. Bids were accepted on site and the four winners will be selected Oct. 20, 2013.

"Kia Canada is delighted with incomparable support program 'Drive Change' from its dealers and partners, as well as Canadians, because it has a positive effect on them and encourages them to support the communities in which they live. It is by working together that we can make a difference, "says Maria has Soklis.

About 'Drive Change'

'Drive Change' is the main social responsibility of Kia Canada Inc. As of 2010, Kia Canada began to make a big difference in Canada in relation to the well-being of all. Since then, Kia pupil program 'Drive Change' at a higher level by promoting positive change at national level by presenting the Day 'Drive Change' August 21, 2011. Kia Canada's mission is to inspire Canadians to make a commitment on the occasion of the Day 'Drive Change' by encouraging the public to make a difference, regardless of its ultimate scope. For more information, please visit  

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