Supporting Small Businesses | Local Legends | Mazda Canada

Exact dollar amount dependant upon Mazda Canada dealership participation; total contribution will be up to $1 million.


Together with Mazda Canada, Mazda dealers and Canadian communities across the country, the Mazda Local Legends program was able to help over 200 small businesses welcome the holidays with open arms and open signs.

Meet your Mazda Local Legends, plus, take a look at how Canadian communities and cross-country dealers were able to help legends of their own after a year of unprecedented change and hardship.


Mazda Dealers across Canada are hard at work finding local legends in their communities to support during the holidays.



Athletica Studio in Ville-Mont-Royal, Montreal, offers more than workout space; it offers an open-armed welcome into its family of fitness. Which is why, after the pandemic and co-owner/trainer Francisco Davila’s cancer diagnosis, the community came together to honour their gym and the family they chose at Athletica.

The Mazda Local Legend program funding gives Athletica the chance to bounce back, a chance to finally shrug off the weight on their shoulders and instead, lift up their community once again – to make Canada, and their family, a little stronger every day.


As an east Toronto wellness staple, Chi Junky offers their community a reprieve from the everyday stresses of the world. Its philosophies are based on founder Rachelle Wintzen’s personal experiences and journey to health, with a mission to create a space that brings wellbeing to as many people as possible.

The funding from the Mazda Local Legends program allows Chi Junky to welcome back its highly capable staff, improve its ability to provide safe and welcoming classes, and to reenergize east Toronto (plus anyone joining online), to step into their Chi.


A cultural haven located in the picturesque town of Port Hope, the Capitol Theatre hosted 320 events and more than 87,000 guests in 2019. Due to the effects of the pandemic, after 2020, the Theatre became as silent as the films that preceded its grand opening almost a century ago.

Funding from the Mazda Local Legends program restores the theatre’s ability to once again be the centre of its community, create unforgettable artistic experiences and support the enduring passion of the community it serves. The world’s a stage – and the Capitol is back to playing its many parts.


Community-nominated Local Legends


Canadians are talking about Canada’s #MazdaLocalLegends. Take a closer look at stories from across the country to discover, like and share your favourites.



Our commitment to local communities across Canada is endlessly inspired by the community-powered rebuilding of our home in Hiroshima and made possible with the contributions of our 163 dealers country wide. Our legacy and our dedication to local communities has led us to one simple belief – that no matter what obstacles wait for us on the road ahead, nothing can stop us when we face them together.

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With the help of Canadian nominations and our dealer partners across the country, Mazda Canada is donating up to 1 million dollars to support local businesses.