CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 26, 2014) -
Scotiabank and Alpine Canada Alpin announced today the signing of a three-year partnership agreement in support of Canada's alpine, para-alpine and ski cross programs. The new corporate partnership between Alpine Canada and Scotiabank will also support the national alpine development team, which focuses on up-and-coming athletes.
"We are honoured to support Alpine Canada and its tremendously talented Canadian athletes," said Glen Gowland, Managing Director and Head of Canadian Wealth Management Advisory at Scotiabank. "Canada has such a rich history of winter sports and success in skiing and ski racing on the world stage. We are proud to play a role in supporting these athletes. They are truly inspiring in their passion, hard work and drive to achieve their dreams. We look forward to cheering on these great athletes, particularly the up and coming stars on the development team, as they reach new heights, both internationally and here in Canada."
Scotiabank will also be an event partner during the 2014 Sport Chek Canadian Championships, which will be hosted at the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, March 19-26.
"We are delighted to welcome Scotiabank to the Alpine Canada Alpin team," said Mark Rubinstein, President and CEO of Alpine Canada. "With the support of corporate partners like Scotiabank, Alpine Canada will be able to provide world-class athletic programs to enable our athletes to achieve their goals and aspirations on the national and international stage."
ABOUT ALPINE CANADA ALPIN
Alpine Canada Alpin is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medallists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community. Please visit us at www.alpinecanada.org.
Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada's most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.