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October 27, 2011 16:45 ET

Viterra Sponsorship Brings 2012 Canadian Gymnastics Championships to Regina

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2011) - Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) (ASX:VTA)

Jean-Paul Caron, President & CEO of Gymnastics Canada, announced today that the 2012 Viterra Canadian Gymnastics Championships will be held in Regina, May 21-26, 2012.

At a news conference held today in Regina to launch the event, Klara Miller, CEO of Gymnastics Saskatchewan and Chair of the 2012 Canadian Gymnastics Championships said, "Viterra's title sponsorship is another example of this company's deep commitment to Saskatchewan, to healthy lifestyles and to contributing to positive social outcomes in the community." She added that the Gymnastics Saskatchewan management committee was hard at work and hoped to recruit 800 volunteers to help manage the week-long event.

"Our title sponsorship of the Canadian Gymnastics Championships is a natural fit for Viterra, given our position as a global supplier of healthy food ingredients that meet the nutritional needs of people around the world. Our employees are committed to healthy lifestyles, with many of them involved in sport and fitness. We look forward to this event being a great success," said Mayo Schmidt, Viterra's President and CEO.

More than 1,100 athletes, coaches and officials will travel to Regina to compete for the right to be considered the best gymnasts in Canada. Several athletes in attendance will be building toward an appearance in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. All four disciplines will be participating: women's artistic gymnastics, men's artistic gymnastics, tumbling & trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics.

Several Team Saskatchewan gymnasts are expected to compete at the 2012 Viterra Canadian Gymnastics Championships. These dedicated athletes--all students--often train 25 or more hours each week throughout the year. The athletes have strength, balance, agility, flexibility, poise, determination and, above all, athleticism and sportsmanship.

Interested volunteers can register on www.gymnastics2012.ca

About Viterra

Viterra provides premium quality ingredients to leading global food manufacturers. Headquartered in Canada, the global agri-business has extensive operations across Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The company's growing international presence also extends to offices in Japan, Singapore, China, Vietnam, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Germany, Spain and India. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Viterra operates three distinct businesses: grain handling and marketing, agri-products, and processing. Viterra's expertise, close relationships with producers, and superior logistical assets allow the Company to consistently meet the needs of the most discerning end-use customers, helping to fulfill the nutritional needs of people around the world.

About Gymnastics Saskatchewan

Gymnastics Saskatchewan is one of Saskatchewan's premier sporting organizations, with more than 12,500 individual members in 70 clubs across the province. Participants range from age 1 year to adult. Children, families, teenagers and adults take part in the many programs we offer for pre-schoolers, recreational and performance gymnasts, competitive gymnasts, national team members, coaches, officials and volunteers. There is a place for everyone in the sport of gymnastics, whether it be for fun fitness and fundamental as a foundation sport, or to pursue excellence at the Olympic level. Gymnastics Saskatchewan is an association of clubs and affiliate members whose mission is to promote and guide positive, lifelong gymnastics experiences by directing the development of and delivery of quality provincial programs, promoting gymnastics as a foundation for human movement, sport, health, wellness and enjoyment, and coordinating and supporting programs in the pursuit of national and international excellence.

About Gymnastics Canada

First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. Gymnastics Canada works closely with the twelve Provincial Federations and the 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development to coaching and judging education, Gymnastics Canada sets the operating standards and practices for the sport in Canada. Our mandate is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experience through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming.

Gymnastics is a multi-discipline sport with two identities, one as a foundation sport and the other as a competitive sport. Gymnastics in Canada is governed by Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique (GCG), which is a federation of Provincial/Territorial members composed of 700 clubs, 200,000 individual members (400,000 to 600,000 estimated household members) 20,000 competitive gymnasts and 7,500 registered certified coaches.

Gymnastics Canada's mission is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experiences through the delivery of comprehensive quality gymnastics programming, more specifically: to lead the Canadian gymnastics system; to direct High Performance programs in the pursuit of international excellence; to guide and/or to partner in the development of Gymnastics programs of a national scope at all levels.

Gymnastics is recognized as one of the three foundation sports for all other sports by the International Olympic Committee and Sport Canada.

Contact Information

  • Viterra Inc.
    Klara Miller
    CEO Gymnastics Saskatchewan
    306-535-4778 or 306-780-9229

    Viterra Inc.
    Myrna Hewitt
    Promotions and Marketing Committee
    306-539-2607

    Viterra Inc.
    Peter Flengeris
    Media Relations and Communications
    (306) 569-4810
    www.viterra.com
    www.gymnastics2012.ca