Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters

Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters

February 06, 2014 14:31 ET

Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters Opens Doors in Westbank, B.C.

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 6, 2014) -

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A new mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters (@wholesalesport), opened its doors at 9 a.m. on February 6th at the Snyatan Shopping Centre in Westbank, British Columbia.

The grand opening began with a brief ribbon cutting ceremony that included special guest speakers from Westbank First Nation. Elder Wilfred "Grouse" Barnes, performed a traditional prayer and blessing of the store, and Councillor Mike De Guevara, delivered an opening speech.

"We have a deep respect and commitment to the land on which we hunt, fish and camp, and our relationship with Westbank First Nation means a lot to us," said Glenn Bingley, Chief Operating Officer for Wholesale Sports.

"[Wholesale Sports] is good for the economy because it will serve thousands and thousands of people in this area, and we're glad that you share the same love for the outdoors," said Councillor De Guevara.

"We're excited to be part of the Westbank community, and to offer high-quality equipment, industry-leading brands and expert advice to prepare you for your next adventure. We entered the market at the ideal time, just before fishing and camping season," said Bingley.

"Stop in and get to know our associates; they're friendly, nature-loving and have the inside scoop on the best places to explore," said John Pardo, Director of Canadian Operations, Wholesale Sports.

World-renowned for its rugged terrain and natural beauty, the Okanagan region attracts locals and visitors who are passionate about hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor adventure. The Westbank store is the 13th Wholesale Sports location in Western Canada and the second to open in B.C. in the last 12 months.

About Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters

A wholly-owned subsidiary of UFA Co-operative Limited and head-quartered in Calgary, AB, Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters is the largest multi-channel retailer in Western Canada dedicated to the outdoors. With 13 stores and 470,000 square feet of retail space across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Wholesale Sports has been part of the Canadian outdoor industry for more than 30 years. Employing more than 800 people, Wholesale Sports offers nearly 30,000 outdoor products to meet the specific needs of hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor sports enthusiasts. For more information, please visit wholesalesports.com.

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Contact Information

  • For media inquiries, please contact:
    Stephanie Keeler, Communications Advisor
    Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters
    Direct: 403-570-4169
    Mobile: 403-850-0645
    stephanie.keeler@ufa.com