Eight-season sponsorship commitment extends through to 2011
Calgary, AB –TELUS today announced a $2.2 million sponsorship to support Hockey Canada’s amateur hockey development and high performance programs across Canada. The eight-year commitment supports the advancement of hockey in Canada and the development of players as they reach to fulfill their Olympic dreams.
TELUS’ sponsorship was unveiled this morning by John Maduri, executive vice president and president of TELUS Business Solutions, together with Hockey Canada president, Bob Nicholson, at a special event at Father Bauer Arena in Calgary, Hockey Canada’s head office and national teams’ training centre.
“We’re just delighted to be associated with Hockey Canada and to support their programs as hockey participants across Canada aspire to attain their personal, team, regional and international goals,” said Maduri. “This funding is consistent with the TELUS brand promise ‘the future is friendly’. Along with the recent success of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Bid, we believe our commitment will result in healthy minds and bodies and provide a great deal of fun and learning for players across the country.”
“TELUS has demonstrated its strong commitment to hockey and our National programs in Canada with this initiative,” said Nicholson. “Together, we will build a great future for amateur hockey players, programs and for the game in Canada.”
About Hockey Canada
Hockey Canada (www.hockeycanada.ca), is the sole governing body for hockey in Canada. Hockey Canada links players, coaches, officials, volunteers, administrators and others involved in local hockey across Canada to all provincial, national and international hockey bodies. Hockey Canada oversees the management of hockey programming in Canada from entry level to international competitions. Hockey Canada strives to improve the delivery system for hockey development programs throughout Canada through its 13 member Branches and with regional Centres of Excellence in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Saint John.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is the largest telecommunications company in Western Canada and the second largest in the country, with more than 25,000 employees. The company provides subscribers with a full range of telecommunications products and services including data, Internet Protocol, voice and TELUS Mobility wireless services across Canada. TELUS was a premier founding supporter of Canada’s successful bid to host the 2010 Winter Games. For more information about TELUS, visit TELUS.com
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