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”.
Barrhaven Toyota by Myers Automotive Group
Here at Barrhaven Toyota by Myers Automotive Group, we pride ourselves on keeping up to date on the latest and greatest in the automotive industry, and in our growing Ottawa community. Check back here as we regularly post automotive and local news, upcoming in store events, and additional information to help keep you informed as you buy and service your new or used vehicle.
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!
Remembering Sandy Ruckstuhl
Support the Myers Automotive Acute Care for 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.
Visit givingtuesday.qchfoundation.ca and make your gift this Giving Tuesday.
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 Carleton 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.
Experience the 2017 Toyota Corolla at Myers Barrhaven Toyota - Come Take One For a Test Drive Today!
Learn about Our Top 5 Features of the 2016 Toyota 4Runner
THE 2017 TOYOTA 86 LAUNCH AT MYERS' BARRHAVEN TOYOTA!
Car enthusiasts came out to Myers' Barrhaven Toyota on Saturday October 15th for a few hours for an opportunity to check out the New 2017 Toyota 86 sports car up close! This member of the Toyota family and 2017 lineup is pretty incredible!
It was designed with pure driving enjoyment in mind and pays homage to Toyota's renowned sports car heritage. The 2017 Toyota 86 features a boxer engine in a front engine, rear-wheel drive configuration for sporty handling, and is complemented by a driver-focused interior. The 2017 Toyota 86 is equally at home on the track as on the streets and is the sports car you've always wanted, for far less than you ever expected to pay!
See some photos from the Launch Event below!
The 2016 CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery
Myers is happy to once again support the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery. Having provided vehicles for the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery prizes in the past, we decided to partake once again and provide three beautiful new vehicles for the lucky Grand Prize, Second Prize, and Third Prize Winners!
The lucky winner of the lottery Grand Prize will receive a brand new 2017 Infiniti car from Myers Infiniti along with the lavish CHEO dream home, cash, among other items included in the Grand Prize!
The Second Prize winner will drive away with a sporty and spacious 2017 Toyota RAV4 from Myers' Barrhaven Toyota location.
The Third Prize winner will get behind the wheel of their fun new 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan from Myers Volkswagen.
Good luck to all lottery participants!
For more information on the lottery and prizes, or to purchase tickets, visit the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery website here
The Official Grand Opening of Myers' Barrhaven Toyota
Although the doors at Myers' Barrhaven Toyota have been open since mid-April 2016, the official grand opening took place June 16th, 2016. The grand opening event, which was attended by many of the important people who helped the dealership come to become a reality after many years of planning, also included the finalists from an exciting contest Myers' Barrhaven Toyota decided to have to celebrate the grand opening!
Guests enjoyed live music and delicious food and beverages while taking in the new dealerships gorgeous showroom. Following speeches by the General Manager of the dealership, Matthew Bradley, the City of Ottawa Councillor for the Barrhaven Ward, Jan Harder, the President of Toyota Canada, Larry Hutchinson, and the CEO and Executive VP of the Myers Automotive Group, Harry and Rob Mews, guests were invited outside where a winner of the "Your Key to the Corolla" Contest was decided.
For a couple of months prior to the grand opening event, Myers' Barrhaven Toyota had been accepting entries to the "Your Key to the Corolla" Contest, through which they were going to be giving away one two-year lease on a brand new 2016 Toyota Corolla. From the hundreds of entries received, 25 finalists were chosen at random and invited to the grand opening event where they each chose a piece of paper at random which had a number on it that corresponded to one of 25 Toyota Corollas parked infront of the dealership. The finalists took their places in the front seats hoping they were in the one that would start on the count of three. The crowd helped count down and Andrew Morris was in the lucky car that started!
We'd like to thank everyone who has helped Myers' Barrhaven Toyota in the planning and building process, and those who have helped contribute to the great success the dealership has seen since opening its doors!
Left: "Key to the Corolla" winner Andrew Morris
Left to right: "Key to the Corolla" winner Andrew Morris, Matthew Bradley, Barrhaven Toyota General Manager
The Top Shelf 4-on-4 Barrhaven Ball Hockey Tournament
Barrhaven Toyota by Myers Automotive Group is happy to be sponsoring The Top Shelf 4-on-4 Barrhaven Ball Hockey Tournament which will be taking place May 15th, 2016 at the Chapman Mills Marketplace and Barrhaven Town Centre malls!
The unique youth ball hockey tournament celebrates hockey culture in a wholesome, festival atmosphere that will make kids feel like hockey pros! The 2016 edition of the Top Shelf 4-on-4 Barrhaven Ball Hockey Tournament will host a total of 32 youth teams in four different age divisions, and will feature 4 100' x 50' arenas.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. The number of families needing the Barrhaven Food Cupboard has increased dramatically in recent years. In 2015, the Barrhaven Food Cupboard helped 307 families, delivering over 11,000 pounds of food and more than $28,000 in grocery gift certificates. Over 50% of the recipients were children.
Organizers of the Top Shelf 4-on-4 Barrhaven Ball Hockey Tournament are also looking for volunteers for a number of positions.
For more information on the tournament, to register a team, or to volunteer, visit the Top Shelf 4-on-4 Barrhaven Ball Hockey Tournament website here.
For information about the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, and how you can help, visit their website here.
The Building of Myers' Barrhaven Toyota - Part Two!
Once the construction of the building itself was complete in the Spring of 2016, the finishing touches to the exterior and smaller projects inside started in preparation for the April 18th opening!
THE BUILDING OF MYERS' BARRHAVEN TOYOTA!
Barrhaven Toyota by Myers Automotive Group opened their doors in April 2016 after a process that saw an idea turn into reality over the course of years. Although commuters travelling down Strandherd Drive in Barrhaven could see the construction process, we thought we'd share some photos for those who did not see our beautiful dealership take shape!
HIGHWAY THRU HELL S3 - TOP TUNDRA MOMENTS
HIGHWAY THRU HELL
Presented by Toyota Tundra, Highway Thru Hell is a Canadian documentary television series showcasing heavy vehicle rescue and recovery towing in Northern Alberta and British Columbia. Equipped with an extensive fleet of Toyota Tundras, Jamie Davis Heavy Trucking Rescue and their team act as primary rescue for many northern trucking routes. The crew respond within minutes in any condition, regardless of time of day to ensure that the routes stay open and clear to keep traffic moving to and from booming oil and gas fields.
Watch Highway Thru Hell on Discovery channel and see how well the Toyota Tundra performs in harsh conditions and witness true stories in the emergency towing business.
TOYOTA RAV4 BUILT ONTARIO LOCAL IN 2019
Toyota announced in November 2015 that it will begin producing the RAV4 vehicles out of it's assembly plant in Cambridge, Ontario in 2019. In this expanded production which requires new investment and innovative new technology, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company (TMMC) will also begin producing the RAV4 Hybrid.
TMMC President, Brian Krinock explained that "with a new platform and the latest technology, TMMC will have the flexibility to respond to the evolving needs of the automotive marketplace." He also said that "bringing TNGA to Canada will propel us to the next generation of automotive manufacturing and provide the basis for our longstanding commitment to employment stability." Mr. Krinock also observed that "when we implement this project in 2019, we will have been making vehicles in Canada for thirty years. This investment will revitalize our plant and create the foundation for our future success."
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. manufactures the Toyota Corolla, RAV4, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h vehicles and is the first plant outside of Japan to build a Lexus vehicle. The company employs more than 8,000 Team Members at three manufacturing plants in Ontario, Canada.
For information about Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, visit >www.tmmc.ca.