“The partners and team members of MNP, from coast to coast, are immensely proud and excited to support the Canada Winter Games and the historic Torch Relay,” said Jason Tuffs, Chief Executive Officer of MNP. “On the occasion of our firm’s 60th anniversary, we wanted to give back to our country and communities where over 4,000 MNP team members live, work and play. MNP is made in Canada. We are a Canadian firm who started in Manitoba in 1958 and now serve over 70 large and small communities across the country.”
“It was a natural fit for us to bring the torch to as many communities and Canadians as we can, as we all celebrate the 2019 Canada Winter Games, its athletes and volunteers,” said Randy Mowat, Senior VP Marketing, MNP. “We are proud to be supporting the Torch Relay and know our team members from across the country will be cheering all the way.”
“Thanks to the outstanding support from MNP, for the first time in over 50 years, the Canada Games Torch Relay will be a national event,” said Lyn Radford, Board Chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games. “The MNP Torch Relay will bring the magic of the Canada Games to communities across the nation.”
The Torch Relay is a significant element of the Canada Games and has united communities across the nation for the past 51 years. It will officially start in Ottawa from the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in fall 2018 and will visit over 40 communities across Canada before arriving in Red Deer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Games.