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TELUS, Hockey Canada extend partnership through 2022
TELUS renews premier partnership and connectivity to Canadian hockey from grassroots through national teams
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December 7, 2017
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – Building on a 13-year partnership that includes the title sponsorship of Canada’s National Midget Championship, Hockey Canada and TELUS have renewed their premier partnership through 2022.

As the exclusive telecommunications provider to Hockey Canada, TELUS has connected communities through its support of the national sport organization’s programs and initiatives, from grassroots recruitment and retention through to the national teams. TELUS has also been an instrumental partner in Hockey Canada’s hosting of national and international events on Canadian ice, including its partnership renewal announcement made at a news conference Thursday at TELUS Garden in Vancouver as Hockey Canada provided its updates on the upcoming 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship which will be hosted in British Columbia.

“Hockey Canada is a world-leading national sport organization because of the support of partners like TELUS,” said Mike Ross, chief business development officer of Hockey Canada. “TELUS’ focus on connecting with communities very much aligns with our mission to grow the game and the love of hockey one community rink at a time. Our programs – from the grassroots programming to our national teams – are better because of the support and commitment of partners like TELUS, and we look forward to working with them for a minimum of five more years, and hopefully many more beyond that.”

“At TELUS, we believe in the power of sport to inspire and connect our communities and our country. It is with this spirit that we are honoured to renew our commitment to Hockey Canada for another five years, helping Canadians to stay #AllConnected in our shared love for hockey,” said Jill Schnarr, vice-president, community and media relations. “In keeping with our ‘we give where we live’ philosophy, TELUS is proud to support organizations like Hockey Canada, who inspire future athletes and leaders to create more vibrant, healthy, and connected communities. We can’t wait to welcome the world here to our home in Vancouver for the 2019 World Juniors and encourage Canadians to share their experiences during this year’s 2018 World Juniors in Buffalo using #AllConnected to show the world what kind of community we are as Canadians.”

Since 2004, TELUS has been the title sponsor of Canada’s National Midget Championship. Held in a different host community each year, the TELUS Cup features five regional teams and one host team looking to earn the title of national champions. The TELUS Cup has been a starting point for hundreds of NHL careers; alumni of Canada’s National Midget Championship include a trio of first-overall picks (Gord Kluzak, Wendel Clark, Sidney Crosby), and a who’s-who of Canadian stars past and present – names like Brind’Amour, Drouin, Eberle, Francis, Letang, Roy, Sakic and Yzerman. In 2018, the TELUS Cup will be hosted in Sudbury, Ont., April 23-29.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

For more information on Hockey Canada, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow through social media on Facebook, and Twitter .

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

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