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July 22, 2014 10:00 ET

Shaw Supports Emerging Canadian Golf Talent as they Prepare for the 2014 RBC Canadian Open

Michael Gligic and Beon Yeong Lee join Graham DeLaet and Adam Hadwin as Shaw Ambassadors

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 22, 2014) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) today announced it has partnered with rising professional golfers Michael Gligic and Beon Yeong Lee as they compete at this year's RBC Canadian Open.

"Supporting Michael and Beon represents Shaw's desire to help give rising Canadian golf talent the opportunity to grow and develop their game even further," says Brad Shaw, CEO, Shaw Communications Inc. "We are proud to support them as they pursue their goals and hope to help inspire thousands of kids dreaming of following in their footsteps."

Sporting the Shaw logo during the week of the RBC Canadian Open, Gligic and Lee represent some of the up and coming Canadian golfers at this year's national championship taking place July 21-27, 2014 at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Île-Bizard, Quebec. The two golfers are the latest additions to Shaw's roster of professional golf partnerships that feature PGA TOUR star Graham DeLaet and rising Web.com Tour pro Adam Hadwin.

From Burlington, Ontario, Gligic captured his first PGA TOUR Canada win at the ATB Financial Classic in Edmonton in 2012, and placed second on the PGA TOUR Canada's 2012 Order of Merit. Gligic secured his spot at the RBC Canadian Open by winning a regional qualifying event at his home course of Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario.

From Montreal, Lee earned his place at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open by winning the regional qualifying tournament at Elm Ridge Country Club in île Bizard, and most recently finished eighth at The Players Cup at Pine Ridge Golf Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 2014 RBC Canadian Open will mark Lee's second trip to the tournament, having qualified in 2010.

Complete coverage of the RBC Canadian Open can be seen on Global TV. As the home for golf in Canada, Global TV will be broadcasting all-access coverage of the 2014 RBC Canadian Open on Saturday, July 26 at 3pm ET/12pm PT, with final round coverage airing at 3pm ET/12pm PT on Sunday, July 27. Both broadcasts begin with pre-game coverage starting an hour before the round commences.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries:
    Shaw Communications Inc.
    Chethan Lakshman
    VP, External Affairs
    (403) 930-8448
    chethan.lakshman@sjrb.ca