Mazda Announces 2012 Dealer of Distinction Awards

Awards Recognize Top-Performing Dealers

RICHMOND HILL, ON, March 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada today announced its Dealer of Distinction awards for 2012, honouring dealerships that have excelled in all areas of their dealership operations.

Established in 1993, the annual Dealer of Distinction awards emphasize the entire ownership experience by measuring the effectiveness of every Mazda dealership based on strict guidelines.  Dealerships are evaluated based on quantifiable data from all aspects of a dealer's operations such as sales, parts, service, administration, facilities and customer satisfaction.

"While all of our dealers deliver exceptional service, these dealers have achieved the prestigious Dealer of Distinction award for outstanding performance," said Don Romano, President of Mazda Canada.

For 2012, the Dealer of Distinction recipients are:

Pacific Region:
  Freeway Mazda, Surrey, BC
  Metrotown Mazda, Burnaby, BC
  V.I.P. Mazda, Abbotsford, BC
  Wolfe's Langley Mazda, Surrey, BC
Prairie Region:
  Kramer Mazda, Calgary, AB
  Mainway Mazda, Saskatoon, SK
  Milestone Mazda, Lethbridge, AB
  Regina Mazda, Regina, SK
Central Region:
  Ajax Mazda, Ajax, ON
  Bank Street Mazda, Ottawa, ON
  Dave Wood Mazda, Newmarket, ON
  Forbes Waterloo Mazda, Waterloo, ON
  Hawkesbury Mazda, Hawkesbury, ON
  Kieswetter Motors, Kitchener, ON
  Mazda of Brampton, Brampton, ON
  Moffatt's Northwood Mazda, Barrie, ON
  Performance Mazda, Orleans, ON
  Probart Mazda, London, ON
Québec Region:
  Albi Mazda, Mascouche, QC
  Beauchesne Mazda, Rivière-du-Loup, QC
  Beauport Mazda, Beauport, QC
  Formule Mazda, Rimouski, QC
  L'Ami Junior, Chicoutimi, QC
  Mazda de Laval, Laval, QC
  Mazda du Boulevard, St-Hyacinthe, QC
  Mazda Président, Anjou, QC
  Metro Mazda, Montréal, QC
  Planete Mazda, Mirabel, QC
  Sept-Îles Mazda, Sept-Îles, QC
Atlantic Region:
  Atlantic Mazda, Dieppe, NB
  Bayside Mazda, Beresford, NB
  Western Mazda, Corner Brook, NL

"Each year we have continued to set the bar for the Dealer of Distinction award at a very high level, and we are extremely pleased to recognize these dealers on their achievement this year," added David Klan, Senior Director of Sales, Marketing and Regional Operations at Mazda Canada.

The 2012 winning Dealerships will be recognized through advertisements in prominent national industry publications, unique representation on and major social networking sites congratulating them on their achievement, as well as being presented with a commemorative award for display in their respective dealerships.

Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165 dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada's media website at

For further information:

Sandra Lemaitre, National Manager, Public Relations
(905) 787-7167;