TORONTO – Wednesday, January 14, 2015 – Mackenzie Investments is proud to announce it is now an official sponsor of three-time Olympic downhill racer Manny Osborne-Paradis.
Manny has had an outstanding start to the season, placing second at the FIS World Cup race at Lake Louise in November. He next races on January 16 and 17 at the FIS World Cup in Wengen, Switzerland. Mackenzie Investments is excited to support this Canadian champion as he continues on with the 2014/2015 ski season. Manny will proudly display the Mackenzie Investments logo on his helmet as he races for the podium.
“Mackenzie Investments admires the determination and focus it takes to win, and we are so pleased to support Manny in his pursuit of excellence,” said Jeff Carney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Investments. “We are also proud to support Canadian snow sports, which are an integral part of our national identity.”
Snow Sports Sponsorship
The Mackenzie Investments sponsorship of Manny is an extension of a long-term sponsorship of Snow Sports Canada that was announced in September. Mackenzie Investments provides support to seven premier national snow sport organizations including Alpine Canada Alpin, Biathlon Canada, Canada Snowboard, Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, Cross Country Canada, Nordic Combined Canada and Ski Jumping Canada. Mackenzie Investments is also building on its long history of supporting grassroots alpine skiing in its home province through a new five-year partnership with Alpine Ontario.
“With Mackenzie Investments on my side, it will help me focus on my passion for performance,” said Osborne-Paradis. “I truly appreciate the vote of confidence from this iconic Canadian brand.”
Watch Manny in these other upcoming races:
January 23 – Kitzbuehel, Austria
February 4/7 – Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA
February 21 – Saalbach, Austria
Mackenzie Investments will be celebrating Manny and other Canadian snow sport champions on its new hub, PoweringPerformance.ca, for Canadians to follow Snow Sports athletes at home and abroad over the course of the winter. Fans will be able to engage with each other, access unique content and contribute to the discussion.
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services. With $70.9 billion in assets under management as at December 31, 2014, Mackenzie Investments distributes its investment services through multiple distribution channels to both retail and institutional investors. Mackenzie Investments is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada’s premier financial services companies with over $142 billion in total assets under management as at December 31, 2014. For more information, visit mackenzieinvestments.com.
Snow Sports Canada is a partnership of seven of Canada’s premier winter sport organizations that have joined forces to support the overall development of winter sport in our country. Representing over 93,000 registered members and 5.4 million recreational participants, Snow Sports Canada seeks to leverage the combined experience and expertise of their coaches, trainers, athletes and support staff to deliver high performance content to recreational snow sport participants in Canada. Snow Sports Canada’s mission is to ensure the safe participation in, and growth of, winter sport in Canada by providing access to the expertise of our national teams and to support the development of winter sport through the acquisition of corporate partners.
Alpine Canada Alpin is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners and donor’s along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medalists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community. To learn more, please visit alpinecanada.org
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