Alpine Canada, the governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in the country, has signed a four-year sponsorship agreement with Osisko Mining Corporation.
Under the terms of the deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, the Montreal-based mining company, which operates the Malartic gold mine, Canada’s largest gold reserve, becomes a gold-level sponsor of Alpine Canada and will provide financial support to the team in the lead-up to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
“We’re delighted to announce this new partnership with Osisko Mining Corporation,” said Alpine Canada president Max Gartner. “We look forward to working together as both organisations go for gold.”
Sean Roosen, president and chief executive of Osisko, added: “We are thrilled to become sponsors of Alpine Canada and its athletes in their pursuit of gold. We believe our sponsorship will not only help the teams financially, but will encourage the individual athletes in their pursuit of excellence.”
As part of its agreement with Alpine Canada, Osisko will also sponsor alpine skier Marie-Michèle Gagnon and ski cross star Dave Duncan.
“I’m really excited to be working with Osisko,” said Gagnon. “It’s also very special for me to be working with a Quebec-based company.”
Duncan added: “I'm honoured to have been chosen to be a representative of Osisko. Having Osisko come on board has helped me tremendously and enabled me to focus all my energy on preparing for the coming season. I have unfinished business at the Olympics and I’m excited that Osisko is joining me on my journey to Sochi.”
Alpine Canada – Osisko Mining Corp.