MACKENZIE INVESTMENTS ANNOUNCES FOUR-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH ALPINE CANADA
Toronto, ON – November 23, 2018 – Mackenzie Investments today announced four-year partnerships with Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Freestyle Canada. The new partnerships come in advance of the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup men’s downhill races, the first ski speed events of the 2018/2019 season, happening November 24-25 in Lake Louise, Alberta.
“Mackenzie has strong roots in supporting Canadian snow sports and is thrilled to once again partner with these organizations to help grow these elite competitors from grassroots all the way to the Olympic podium,” said Barry McInerney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Investments. “These athletes demonstrate the dedication, perseverance and confidence needed to compete at the highest level.”
Mackenzie Investments is also pleased to welcome back Manny Osborne Paradis who medaled at the 2017 FIS World Championship and to welcome Brittany Phelan to its roster of sponsored athletes. Brittany was a silver medalist at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. “I feel incredibly fortunate to have a partner like Mackenzie Investments,” said Phelan.
Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Freestyle Canada are national organizations that work to deliver champions by providing quality programs and services that build and train Canadians snow sports athletes.
“The support of Mackenzie Investments will ensure our athletes have world class coaches and training to achieve outstanding results this season and beyond,” said Vania Grandi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alpine Canada Alpin. “We are extremely thankful for this generous commitment and know that it will go a long way to help our athletes succeed.”
These partnerships continue Mackenzie Investments’ long legacy of supporting Canada’s National Ski Teams, along with numerous amateur race programs and events. Mackenzie will also be interacting with families on ski hills across Ontario, Quebec and BC this season through interactive consumer activations and an exciting new RESP and ski contest coming in January 2019.
For more information about Mackenzie Investments’ sponsorships, visit mackenzieinvestments.com/sponsorships.
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967 and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services. With $135.08 billion in assets under management as of October 31, 2018, Mackenzie Investments distributes its investment services through multiple distribution channels to both retail and institutional investors. Mackenzie Investments is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with $153.09 billion in total assets under management as of October 31, 2018. For more information, visit mackenzieinvestments.com.
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ABOUT ALPINE CANADA
Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community. In 2020, Alpine Canada will celebrate 100 years of rich tradition in competitive skiing in Canada.
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