Red Deer is Ready to Host the 2019 Games

Friday, 1st February 2019

(Red Deer, Alberta) - With the addition of nine new sponsors, a successful volunteer program and strong contingencies in place, the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society announced earlier today that it is ready to host the 2019 Games.

“We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the ongoing, generous support of our Funding Parties, sponsors, donors and volunteers, along with the detailed planning of staff, volunteers and partners, we are ready to host the nation in two short weeks,” said Lyn Radford, Board Chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society. “We ask our fellow Red Deerians and central Albertans to help us welcome the nation by showing all participants and visitors the hospitality that our region is known for. We are confident that together we will deliver a life-shaping experience.”

During today’s announcement, Sport Chek and the Canadian Olympic Foundation were announced as a National Partners; CHANDOS Construction was welcomed as a Silver Sponsor. ColossoVision, Culligan Water, Graham Construction, Marshall Construction, Turple Bros. Ltd. and WINMAR® (Canada) International, Ltd. joined the 2019 Games sponsor roster as Bronze Sponsors.

For more on the 2019 Canada Winter Games, visit www.canadagames.ca/2019.

QUOTES

Sport Chek | David Lui, VP Marketing

“At Sport Chek, we remain committed to supporting our young athletes as they achieve their wellness goals. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of such a prestigious event and wish the volunteers, the athletes and everyone involved the best of luck at this year’s Games.”       

Canadian Olympic Foundation | Paul McIntyre Royston, CEO

“The 2019 Canada Winter Games provides a tremendous opportunity for our young, Canadian athletes to compete in sport and strive towards their first Olympic Games. The Canada Games inspire and ignite the future of Team Canada as they continue to make us proud on their journey to making their Olympic dreams a reality.”

Chandos Construction | Jason Towers, VP & District Manager

“Chandos Construction is excited to partner with the 2019 Canada Winter Games to build a life-shaping experience for athletes and spectators in Red Deer and across Canada. We are excited to play a significant role in building a lasting legacy in Red Deer with the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza, home of the 2019 Canada Games 52° North Music + Cultural Festival.”

ColossoVision | Andy Soltesz, President

“ColossoVision is proud to be a sponsor of the The 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. The Games are an amazing opportunity and experience for everyone involved! Spectators will see some of Canada's top athletes competing in Red Deer as they strive to represent Canada at future International and Olympic Events. Red Deer, in 2019 these are your games to share with the rest of Canada. Go to as many events as you can and support the athletes. ColossoVision, proudly supporting major athletic events nationwide since 2006.”  

Culligan Water | Sean Griffiths, Owner

“The 2019 Canada Winter Games being held in Red Deer is a great opportunity for this community to come together and support one another. Culligan Water Red Deer is always excited to help support the many events in central Alberta and is honoured to be the Water Sponsor for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.”

Graham Construction | Grant Beck, Graham’s President and CEO

“Graham is thrilled to sponsor the 2019 Canada Winter Games, for the very first time! The work ethic and dedication these young athletes possess to reach this level aligns strongly with Graham’s values. We’re privileged to support our Canadian athletes and to be part of the celebrations.”

Marshall Construction | Shawn Marshall, General Manager

“Marshall Construction is honoured to partner with the 2019 Canada Winter Games. We are excited to work together with our community members in providing a solid foundation for the hosting of this legacy event. The “Marshall Team” would like to welcome the nation to our community and will be celebrating the pursuit of excellence associated with the Games.”

Turple Bros. Ltd. | Brenda Neufeld, General Manager

“Turple Bros. Ltd is very proud of having supported central Alberta for over 60 years now and are honoured to be a sponsor for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.”

WINMAR® (Canada) International, Ltd. | Glenn Woolfrey, Vice President of Corporate Operations

"As one of the leading Canadian Property Restoration organizations and proud member of the Red Deer community, WINMAR® is thrilled to be a sponsorship partner of the 2019 Canada Winter Games. We have built our organization based on families helping families and understand the importance of bringing family and friends together. What better way to do so then by supporting the incredible athletes participating in all of the exciting events the 2019 Games has to offer!”