STONY PLAIN, AB, Dec. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - The Friends of the 2012 Alberta
Winter Games is excited to announce that Pembina Pipeline Corporation has joined the Alberta Winter Games as the Culture Sponsor with a
generous donation of $25,000.00.
With Pembina's support, the 2012 Alberta Winter Games will be able to
enhance the overall Cultural Program scheduled to take place throughout
the Games Weekend and will help ensure participants and spectators are
exposed to the many cultural talents located within Alberta.
"More than just financial, Pembina Pipeline Corporation's generous
contribution demonstrates the importance of incorporating a Cultural
program into events such as the 2012 Alberta Winter Games," says
AnnLisa Gawenus, Culture Director for the 2012 Alberta Winter Games.
"Pembina is honoured to be the Cultural Sponsor of the 2012 Alberta
Winter Games," says Don Carter, Manager - Athabasca District for
Pembina Pipeline Corporation. "The entire province will be watching these young athletes perform to
their greatest potential, and we're excited to be able to support them
on this stage. Community investment opportunities such as this are just
one way Pembina can give back to the communities where we work, live
and play. Good luck athletes!"
Pembina supports non-profit and charitable organizations that are based
in, or support, the communities where they operate. Their investments
focus on organizations that improve access to education, protect or
preserve the environment, and promote culture and wellness.
The 2012 Alberta Winter Games will take place in the Tri Municipal
Region from February 9-12. These Games provide the opportunity for many
of Canada's future elite athletes to enjoy their first taste of
competition at a provincial level. The weekend will include 22
different sporting competitions featuring more than 2,800 athletes,
coaches, officials, and a multi-faceted cultural program including
performing, visual and literary artists.
The projected budget for an event such as the 2012 Alberta Winter Games
is approximately $2 million. While some monies do come from the Alberta
Sport Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation, Alberta Lottery Fund,
and the Alberta Government, a substantial amount of financial support must come from sponsorship and
The economic benefit to the Tri-Municipal Region as the host of the
Winter Games is approximately $2.5 million. Athletes, coaches,
trainers, family, and friends from all over Alberta will flock to our
region to compete, take in the sporting and cultural events, shop, eat,
drink and sleep.
The Friends of the Games continues to seek support from the Tri
Municipal business community. "We encourage interested businesses to
get on board early as sponsorship opportunities are going fast," says
Ray Frayne, Friends of the Games Director. For more information about
the 2012 Alberta Winter Games Sponsorship Opportunities visit www.2012awg.ca or contact Raydon Frayne - Friends of the Games Director at
780.968.1204 or via email at [email protected].