The 18th edition of the Quebec City International Auto Show’s Benefit Preview Evening on March 6 raised $155,000 for the Mobilis Foundation.
Nearly 900 people had reserved their place at this prestigious event that kicks off the Quebec City International Auto Show (SIAQ).
The evening, which was attended by owners and managers of car dealerships from the greater Quebec City area, manufacturer representatives and suppliers of specialized automotive products and services, was an opportunity to preview the 40th edition of the SIAQ, which will be held at the Centre des Foires d’ExpoCité until March 12.
The benefit evening, as its name indicates, was aimed at raising funds for the Mobilis Foundation.
This was the 18th edition of this festive fundraiser.
The participation and the various donations allowed to inject $150,000 for the Foundation’s activities.
The mission of the Foundation, launched in 2009, is to help close to 300 social organizations, families and individuals facing mobility-related difficulties.
During the colorful evening, where participants did not hide their pleasure to meet, gastronomic stations and bars were available.
There was no shortage of entertainment, which gave the whole event a festive air with musical and acrobatic performances.
Louis Desmeules, SIAQ President, thanked all the participants for their presence and the partners for their generosity.
“To date, we have given $1.6 million to people who need it more than we do.”
For his part, Charles Drouin, General Manager of the show, had only good words for the dealers and car manufacturers who ensured the realization of this event during his speech.
An event that matters
“You saved the Quebec City International Auto Show,” he said. “You trusted us and we can deliver this show that still has its reason to exist. We will show that the Quebec City region is a region of car enthusiasts!”
All dignitaries and participants agreed on the importance of this event, which takes place during spring break, for the industry, but also for the community of the greater Quebec City area.
As the official partner of the 40th edition of the SIAQ, Sébastien Alajarin of iA Dealer Services, presented the Foundation with $15,000, while pointing out that several car shows in Canada had not been held this year and that the Quebec City community had risen to the challenge with brio.
Finally, a team from CAA-Quebec, present at the event, was preparing for the road test of nine electric vehicle models that will take place throughout the AIAQ.