CANADIAN ALPINE DEVELOPMENT SKI TEAM PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL BANK FINANCIAL
Calgary, Alta. (December 8, 2017) – Alpine Canada is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with National Bank Financial that will see financial support directed to the Canadian Alpine Development Team and two athlete rising stars. This support will provide sustainable and targeted funding, critical for the long-term success of the next generation of alpine stars and Canadian Ski Racing.
“We are grateful for National Bank Financial’s commitment to our Development team athletes” said Mark Rubinstein, President and Chief Executive Officer at Alpine Canada. “ We are excited to see our emerging Canadian ski racing stars flourish during this upcoming race season.”
National Bank Financials investment will directly support the Development Team, as well two incredibly talented young athletes, Stefanie Fleckenstein (Whistler Mountain Ski Club) and Simon Fournier (Mont-Tremblant Ski Club). Both Stefanie and Simon will proudly wear the National Bank Financial brand on their helmets, toques and ball caps throughout the 2016-17 season, acting as official National Bank Financial ambassadors. Podium success is a common occurrence for these upcoming alpine superstars, with Fleckenstein finishing second in the downhill at the 2016 Sport Chek Canadian Championships, while Fournier landed on the podium at total of six times at FIS races, including two victories.
“National Bank Financial is proud to contribute to the development of young athletes. This partnership with the Canadian Alpine Development Ski Team is a way for us to help members of the next generation reach their full potential. Congratulations to Stefanie and Simon on their discipline and determination to succeed. They are truly inspirational,” said Maude Leblond, Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions Group, National Bank Financial.
ABOUT NATIONAL BANK FINANCIAL
With $96 billion in assets under administration, National Bank Financial is a fully-integrated investment dealer combining retail advisory and brokerage services with institutional brokerage, investment banking and corporate finance. National Bank Financial offers its services to more than 325,000 clients. Its Financial Markets division has a major presence in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal, as well as operations in the United States and Europe.
ABOUT ALPINE CANADA
Alpine Canada is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medallists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.
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