TransCanada to Title Sponsor 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final

By Community | March 3, 2014

TransCanada has been announced as the new title sponsor of the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton.

“TransCanada has been supporting sport, culture and economic growth across Alberta for over 60 years. We’re proud to showcase this commitment as title sponsor for the World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, which will bring international attention to this dynamic and diverse city,” says Alex Pourbaix, President, Development, TransCanada. “We look forward to building on our relationships with groups like Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton to promote healthy lifestyles and leadership skills through this exciting event.”

“We are pleased to share this exciting news with everyone today,” says 2014 Triathlon Edmonton Board Chair, Don Lowry. “TransCanada as our title sponsor and the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton have stepped up and delivered to support this major event in a significant way. We thank them greatly for their support and confidence and look forward to working with them. We’re bringing the world to Edmonton and this financial support will help us deliver a world class event that showcases the city, the province and especially the volunteers that make these events possible.”

“Hosting international sport events like the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final offers an opportunity for our athletes to compete against some of the world’s best, while bringing a welcome boost to the local economy,” said Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport). “The Government of Canada is very proud to support Triathlon Canada for the hosting of this event. I want to convey my best wishes to our athletes as they continue their pursuit of excellence here at home.”

“The Government of Alberta is proud to help support this world-class event. The ITU World Triathlon Grand Final is an opportunity to cheer these amazing athletes on, and showcase some of the tremendous culture and spirit in Edmonton to an international audience showing why Alberta is such an incredible place to live and visit,” said Alberta Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk.

“Edmonton is excited about hosting the ITU Grand Final and our City team is working closely with the local organizers to make this the best event yet and live up to Edmonton’s growing reputation as Canada’s triathlon city,” says Deputy Mayor Bryan Anderson, representing Don Iveson. “We are pleased that a partner such as TransCanada has come on board to join us in welcoming the world to our beautiful city in August.”