June 21, 2011 13:00 ET

ATCO Named Legacy Sponsor of the 2012 Arctic Winter Games

Sponsorship highlights ATCO's commitment to the North

WHITEHORSE, YUKON--(Marketwire - June 21, 2011) - The ATCO Group of Companies today announced its participation as a Legacy Sponsor of the 2012 Arctic Winter Games to be held March 4-10, 2012 in Whitehorse, Yukon.

The ATCO Group, including Yukon Electrical, will be providing people, products and services to the event that will see nearly 2,000 athletes and cultural participants competing and showcasing their talents from Arctic nations around the world. ATCO is a co-sponsor of the 2012 Arctic Winter Games, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as the Cultural Showcase. The Cultural Showcase consists of a festival, performances and visual art programs allowing visitors to the games to experience northern culture in its various forms.

"We are pleased to once again support Northern athletes, artists and performers as they participate in this great sporting and cultural event," said Nancy Southern, President & Chief Executive Officer, ATCO Group. "The Arctic Winter Games allows the people of ATCO, who live and work in the North, an opportunity to assist Northern youth in their quest for excellence."

The Arctic Winter Games is the world's largest northern multi-sport and cultural event, with participation from Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Northern Alberta, Nunavut, Nunavik, Greenland, Yamal and Sápmi. It is a celebration of athletic competition, culture, friendship and cooperation between northern contingents.

"ATCO's longstanding partnership with the Arctic Winter Games and their involvement in supporting community events extends much further than a basic sponsorship," said George Arcand, President, 2012 Arctic Winter Games. "When it comes to delivering the Games, we will see an exciting partnership that will integrate ATCO employees into our volunteer recruitment and games activation. It is relationships like this that have strengthened the legacy of the Arctic Winter Games and it gives me great confidence to know that ATCO is on our team."

ATCO has a history of sponsoring northern sporting events. The company was an official sponsor of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games in Grande Prairie, the 2008 Arctic Winter Games in Yellowknife, the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse and the 2004 Arctic Winter Games in Fort McMurray.

ATCO Group, with more than 7,700 employees and assets of approximately $10 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction), Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement) and Technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at

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Contact Information

  • ATCO Ltd.
    N.C. (Nancy) Southern
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 292-7561

    2012 Arctic Winter Games
    George Arcand
    (867) 667-4487