RONA - Growing with our Athletes Program

RONA - Growing with our Athletes Program

October 13, 2006 15:44 ET

Media Advisory: Be Part of RONA's Big Announcement!!

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 13, 2006) - As a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams through to the year 2012 and the VANCOUVER 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, RONA is strongly committed to helping Canadian athletes. As part of this commitment, RONA is launching the Growing with our Athletes program across Canada to provide financial support to 100 high-performance winter and summer Olympic and Paralympic athletes who are current and future Olympians and Paralympians. RONA's financial support to these athletes will assist them in their living, training and competition expenses for up to five years.

Members of the media are invited to join RONA in the announcement of the 100 Canadian athletes selected for the Growing with our Athletes program. Every RONA store in Canada will be aligned with one of these athletes to generate local community support and involvement. From October 16th - 20th, RONA will be holding six news conferences in cities across Canada. Further information can be viewed at

Below is Manitoba news conference information:

Where: RONA Home and Garden Winnipeg South
1636 Kenaston Blvd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2M6

When: October 18th, 10:00 a.m.

Who: Athlete who is a part of this National announcement
Alex Gardiner, Canadian Olympic Committee
Mark Hindman, VP, Marketing and Olympic Programs, RONA
Melanie Turgeon, Emcee, World Champion, Alpine Skiing

What: RONA announces 100 Canadian athletes involved in its
Growing With Our Athletes Program


October 16, 10:00 a.m. : St. John's, NL
October 16, 11:00 a.m. : Montreal, QC
October 17, 10:00 a.m. : Toronto, ON
October 18, 10:00 a.m. : Winnipeg, MB
October 19, 10:00 a.m. : Calgary, AB
October 20, 1:00 p.m. : Vancouver, BC

Contact Information

  • Information:
    RONA Inc.
    Stephane Prud'homme
    Public Relations Manager
    1-877-599-5900, ext. 5114
    Elm St. Strategies
    Glenda Birney-Evans
    Cell: 204-793-7580