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Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games

Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games

March 08, 2005 00:00 ET

TransCanada Links with Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games as Major Sponsor


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AND WHITEHORSE 2007 CANADA WINTER GAMES

MARCH 8, 2005 - 11:39 ET

TransCanada Links with Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter
Games as Major Sponsor

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 8, 2005) - Just two weeks into
the "2 years and counting" kick-off, the Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter
Games Host Society rolled out the red carpet for the Games' first Major
Sponsor headquartered outside of Yukon. TransCanada officially joined
the team at a reception held Monday evening in Calgary's Petroleum Club.

TransCanada will be providing a cash contribution of $350,000 to the
Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games in exchange for benefits which
include: industry category exclusivity; medal presentation
opportunities; significant advertising in association with the 2007
Games and the rights to logos and mascots. TransCanada's contribution
will continue their ongoing support for youth and excellence in all
capacities.

Paul Flaherty, VP Sponsorship for the Host Society said the Games'
organizers are extremely pleased and honoured that TransCanada has
chosen to be a part of "what will surely go down in history as the most
prestigious sporting event ever held in Northern Canada. This is a
momentous occasion," continued Flaherty, "to have one of Canada's
most-respected corporations on our team."

"TransCanada is proud to play a lead role in the 2007 Winter Games,"
said Hal Kvisle, TransCanada's chief executive officer, as he announced
the sponsorship Monday. "We believe that through our support of this
major event in the Yukon and by supporting excellence in Canadian youth,
we are fostering national pride and Canadian unity."

Headquartered in Calgary, TransCanada Corporation seeks to identify and
forge meaningful partnerships with not-for-profit organizations in the
many Canadian communities where TransCanada has facilities or offices.
In 2004, TransCanada's Community Investment program contributed more
than $5 million to these communities. TransCanada's network of
approximately 41,000 kilometers (25,600 miles) of pipeline transports
the majority of Western Canada's natural gas production to the fastest
growing markets in Canada and the United States. TransCanada owns,
controls or is constructing more than 5,100 megawatts of power
generation - enough to meet the electricity needs of about 5.1 million
average households.

The Canada Winter Games will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon from February
24 to March 10, 2007. It is estimated that 3,500 athletes, coaches and
officials will be participating in the Games, with over 4,500 volunteers
supporting the 22 sporting events that will take place over the two-week
period. These Games will be the first Canada Games ever to be held north
of the 60th parallel and will mark the 40th anniversary of the Canada
Games which were first held in 1967 and alternate every two years
between summer and winter.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games
    Paolo Gallina
    Senior Manager, Marketing, Sponsorship and Media Relations
    1-867-393-5520
    Email: Paolo.Gallina@2007CanadaGames.ca