2017 Canada Summer Games Major Sponsorship Announcement

Great-West Life, The Winnipeg Foundation, and Quick Transfer announce support for the 2017 Games

WINNIPEG (June 14, 2016) - The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society is excited to announce several sponsors, including Premier Sponsor, Great-West Life. Today’s announcement brings the 2017 Games’ total of confirmed sponsorship to in excess of 70 percent of the overall goal of $8.7 million. 

Stefan Kristjanson, incoming President and Chief Operating Officer of Great-West Life announced the corporation would also be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Canada Summer Games’ Volunteer Program, which begins recruitment in September 2016.

“Winnipeg is not only Great-West’s global headquarters, it is home to more than 3,000 of our employees and their families,” said Kristjanson. “Great-West Life is delighted to welcome the 2017 Canada Summer Games to our city and to support a key component of the Games’success – the volunteers. Our commitment will support the recruitment, training and accreditation for the 6,000 volunteers who will help make the Games a success.”

Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society announced Signature Sponsor, The Winnipeg Foundation, and Official Supporter, Quick Transfer. The Winnipeg Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Canada Summer Games website and the Diversity in Winnipeg content that will be featured across multiple platforms. Quick Transfer is the Presenting Sponsor of turnaround day – the day week one athletes depart and week two athletes arrive, and is our official warehouse provider.

“The 2017 Canada Summer Games are deeply grateful for the support of Great-West Life and that of all these great organizations,” said Mariette Mulaire, 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.”