2017 Canada Summer Games Major Sponsorship Announcement

James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies, Travel Manitoba, Broadview Networks and Reliance Products announce support for the 2017 Games

WINNIPEG (April 29, 2016) - The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society is pleased to announce several sponsors, including Premier Sponsor, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies. Today’s announcement brings the 2017 Games’ total of confirmed sponsorship to in excess of 60 percent of the overall goal of $8.7 million.

Speaking at Richardson Plaza located at Portage and Main, Hartley Richardson, President & Chief Executive Officer of James Richardson & Sons, Limited announced the corporation would also be the presenting sponsor of the Games’ opening ceremony, taking place July 28th, 2017.

“James Richardson & Sons, Limited – which will achieve its own milestone in 2017 of having been in business for 160 years – has a long history of supporting community initiatives,” stated Mr. Richardson. “And the Canada Summer Games is something we felt deserved our attention and our involvement.”

Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society announced Official Sponsor, Travel Manitoba, and Official Supporters Broadview Networks, and Reliance Products. Travel Manitoba will be the official Visitor Experience Partner for the Games, helping the Games to showcase the best Manitoba has to offer and to ensure all visitors during the Games, including athletes, coaches, and families, are well-equipped to make the most of their stay. Hnatiuk also reported that Broadview Networks will be the presenting sponsor of tennis, and Reliance Products will be the presenting sponsor of CanoeKayak.

“We’re extremely pleased to have these great organizations’ support for the 2017 Canada Summer Games,” said Hubert Mesman, Co-Chair of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society. “The business community’s ongoing support of the Games will help facilitate the delivery of an exceptional Canada Games experience that puts athletes first, strengthens and showcases our communities, and invites the nation to celebrate 50 years of the Canada Games and 150 years of Confederation.”