The Canadian Hockey League in association with Kia Canada are proud to announce a new partnership whereby Kia Canada becomes the Official Automotive Partner of the Canadian Hockey League, Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as new presenting sponsor of the Memorial Cup.
The Memorial Cup has a rich tradition that has shaped the way junior hockey is played in North America. The trophy was originally known as the OHA Memorial Cup and was donated by the Ontario Hockey Association in March, 1919, in remembrance of the many soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice for Canada in the First Wold War. In 2010 the Memorial Cup was rededicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian Military Personnel. Last season marked the centennial celebration of the Memorial Cup where it was presented for the 100th time to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in Regina. The 2019 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia will feature the host Halifax Mooseheads along with the champions from the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL competing May 16-26.
Kia Canada will also have the opportunity to engage with CHL fans and communities across the country as an associate partner of the CIBC Canada Russia Series and the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Throughout the regular season they’ll help spotlight some of the league’s best teams with feature content and title sponsorship of the CHL’s popular weekly top-10 rankings, then join each regional league as a playoff partner during the stretch drive towards the Memorial Cup Presented by Kia. With commitment to community top of mind, Kia Canada will also present Humanitarian of the Year awards in all three leagues and to a national recipient at the annual CHL Awards Ceremony.
As the official automotive partner of Special Olympics Canada, Kia Canada is proud to be taking a hands-on role in helping to spread the message of acceptance and inclusion - as well as providing funds and transportation needs to support the daily and competitive sport programs that serve more than 42,000 children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability in communities all across Canada. Please visit SpecialOlympics.ca to learn more about this inspiring movement and how you can volunteer and/or donate to this very special cause.
Connecting our partnerships for a good cause
As their national automotive partner, Kia Canada is committed to taking a hands-on approach to raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Canada. To accomplish this, while also celebrating our founding partnership with Toronto FC, we took our seats that had been in BMO field and had them embroidered and signed by the team. To win them, all fans have to do is visit SpecialOlympics.ca\wintfcseats and make a $10 donation. Please help support this great cause for a chance to win a piece of Toronto history.
We have the privilege to say we are the Founding Partner and Official Automotive Sponsor of the Canadian Major League Soccer team – Toronto FC. Fans can see our presence both in and out of each city’s stadium where we often have booths set up with games, free giveaways and much more. With the support of these incredible teams, we’ve also been able to contribute to local community outreach programs.
He is one of Canada’s elite golfers and a fixture on the PGA Tour. David Hearn is also a proud ambassador of the game – and proudly represents Kia Canada both on and off the course. David isn’t just a dedicated golfer; he’s also a devoted family man who was looking for a world-class vehicle to transport his family in style, comfort and safety. “I am thrilled to continue my partnership with Kia, representing the company in Canada and in the golf space,” said Hearn. “Kia is a car [brand] that I trust personally, with the style and quality I need for both myself and my family. As much as I love golf, my family is what matters most. It is important for me to partner with a quality company like Kia”.
On February 28, 2017, Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) announced a multi-year extension of their long-term partnership with Canadian PGA TOUR golfer David Hearn, as well as the expansion of KCI’s involvement in the Canadian golf landscape with two junior golf initiatives starting in 2017.
KCI and Hearn will collaborate on the David Hearn Junior Series presented by Kia, and The David Hearn Foundation Kia Grant. These platforms will see KCI leverage the relationship with Hearn towards the development of junior golf across Canada and raising awareness and funds for the Alzheimer Society through The David Hearn Foundation.