TransCanada Sponsors World Triathlon Grand Final

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TransCanada Sponsors World Triathlon Grand Final

TransCanada supports major international event expected to attract over 10,000 guests and 45 million viewers to Edmonton, Alberta
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Alex Pourbaix, President, Development at TransCanada announces TransCanada's title sponsorship of the 2014 World Triathlon Grand Final at a press conference on February 28, 2014.

Olympic Gold-medallist, Simon Whitfield, hangs out with kids from Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area after the press conference in Edmonton, Alberta.

Alex Pourbaix, President, Development at TransCanada visits with kids at the Africa Centre. TransCanada's long-term community partner in Edmonton, Alberta

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 3:30pm

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It’s official - TransCanada is the title sponsor of the 2014 World Triathlon Grand Final!

On Friday, February 28th TransCanada - along with representatives from the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, and two-time Olympic medallist Simon Whitfield, joined forces to announce the first ever TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton. Watch the announcement video here…

The Grand Final competition is the final stop for athlete’s competing in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) 2014 World Triathlon Series and the event is expected to attract more than 4,000 athletes, 6,000 accompanying visitors and a worldwide television audience of approximately 45 million.

TransCanada’s investment of $315,000 will help ITU bring this world-class competition to life and the company hopes the event will also inspire Edmonton youth to pursue athletics and an active lifestyle.

“Sponsoring this event also gives us an opportunity to engage our long-time community partners Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton and the Africa Centre,” said Alex Pourbaix, President, Development at TransCanada. “Leading up to the event, TransCanada will work with these partners to help introduce youth to competitive athletics and foster their passion for sports and healthy lifestyle choices.”

To read more about the TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton click here…

Visit TransCanada.com for more information.

 

Keywords: 2014 World Triathlon Grand Final | Health & Healthcare | Big Brothers Big Sisters | Boys and Girls Clubs | Community Investment | Edmonton | Energy Industry | Events, Media & Communications | ITU | Social Impact & Volunteering | healthy lifestyle

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