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March 19, 2015 15:55 ET

Volkswagen Canada Teams Up With Camp Oochigeas

Camp for Kids with Cancer gets a new Fleet

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 19, 2015) -

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Camp Oochigeas has a new fleet to help make the road ahead a bit more enjoyable for their campers and volunteers alike.

Today at Volkswagen Canada headquarters in Ajax, representatives from Camp Ooch (as it is affectionately known) were on hand to receive the keys to six brand new Volkswagen Passat sedans, which will now make up the "Camp Ooch Fleet". In addition, a cheque was presented to the camp to help out with their day-to-day expenses.

"Camp Ooch has become Volkswagen Canada's Charity of Choice," stated Maria Stenström, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. "We are very proud to support such a fantastic organization and look forward to working closely with them."

Camp Ooch is in its 32nd year of operation. In all those years, their mission has remained the same: to give kids with and affected by childhood cancer the chance to be kids first and cancer patients second.

On hand to receive the keys was Alex Robertson, Chief Executive Officer of Camp Ooch. "Volkswagen rocks big-time," stated Alex. "We are thrilled and delighted to have Volkswagen Canada partner with Camp Ooch. On behalf of the campers and families we serve, thank you."

The camp keeps a busy schedule, providing programs at hospitals, urban and country camps, and transportation has always been a challenge. That's where Volkswagen Canada has stepped in.

Having worked casually with the camp for the past three summers, the company has ramped-up their involvement thanks to the overwhelming support of their employees.

Volunteers from Volkswagen Canada will also be lending a hand to help prepare Camp Ooch's summer facility, as well as forming a team to take part in the Camp's premier annual fundraiser, the Sporting Life 10k #SL10K run in Toronto.

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Sportwagon, Golf GTI, Golf R, Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at Volkswagen.ca.

About Camp Oochigeas:

Founded in 1983, Camp Oochigeas (Ooch) has been providing magical camp experiences for children with and affected by childhood cancer for 30 years. Much more than a summer camp, Ooch is the only residential camp in Ontario to offer on-site chemotherapy IV treatment and blood transfusions. Camp Ooch also provides year-round programs for children affected by cancer in Muskoka, at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), three other regional cancer centres, and Ooch Downtown in the heart of Toronto. Through these programs, Camp Oochigeas provides fun and meaningful experiences to approximately 1000 children with and affected by childhood cancer each year, at no cost to their families. This is all made possible by the generous support of donors and volunteers.

Discover the Magic of Ooch

Visit www.ooch.org for more information or join the online community on Facebook at facebook.com/campooch and Twitter @CampOoch.

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