RONA - Growing with our Athletes Program

RONA - Growing with our Athletes Program

October 13, 2006 15:46 ET

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

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLOMBIA--(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 BC news conference information:

Where: RONA Home and Garden Richmond
3000 Sexsmith Road
Richmond, BC V6X 4K9

When: October 20th, 1:00 p.m.

Who: Six athletes who are a part of this National announcement
John Furlong, CEO, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Canadian Olympic Committee Executive
Peter Boronkay, CPC Foundation Board Member
Mark Hindman, VP, Marketing and Olympic Programs, RONA Inc.
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
    Toll free: 1-877-599-5900, ext. 5114
    QUAY Strategies Inc.
    Patsy Worrall
    Cell: 604-818-0902