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SHAWN KAHAN, Chairman of D4S Montreal

Drive for Smiles was built on the foundation of helping children and their families in time of need. Supported by like-minded people in the Montreal automotive community, smiles have been put back on the faces of thousands of seriously ill children that very much deserve peace and happiness.

My father, passed chairman of Drive for Smiles, understood the importance of community. His vision was to bring together the Montreal automotive community with the unified support of Starlight Canada and raise funds to support children with less than fortunate health. Love for family and community, with a passion for the outdoors and the automotive, is what drove him each day to make a difference in people’s lives.

The Kahan Family, Starlight Canada, and its supporting partners will continue to carry out Stewart’s legacy and the vision he had to create and develop unique ways to positively impact thousands of kids and families that need our help, now more than ever.

Come experience Montreal's most prestigious automotive charity event and help create unforgettable memories for all Starlight kids.


Our Country, Our City, Our Community: THIS IS OUR LIFE


Shawn Kahan
Chairman, D4S 2024


Drive for Smiles now in its eighth year


We have been very fortunate to be associated and supported by a special group of like-minded, giving and caring Montrealers who love their cars and recognize the importance of community. With over $1.2 million in donations raised to date, Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada’s successful Drive for Smiles (D4S) event has significantly and positively impacted thousands of seriously ill children and their families.

For those of you that experienced our events last year, you understood and felt the excitement of taking these kids for paced laps around the track. You saw first-hand, the smiles on the faces of these kids and knew instantly what D4S was all about. For those of you who are considering joining us for the first time, I welcome you to our unique group of automotive enthusiasts, who are among the most generous, fun loving people in this city.

As the Chairman of this event, my vision is to bring together the car communities of Montreal in unified support of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. I could not be more proud to dedicate my time to such an important cause. I sincerely hope that we can count on you for your partnership, as we all need to find it in our hearts to lift up others with our support, dedication and actions as we make this year’s Drive for Smiles the most successful yet.

Join us, see for yourself, and be prepared to experience Montreal’s premier automotive event.



Stewart Kahan
Passed Chairman, D4S Canada