Mackenzie Investments today announced four-year partnerships with Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Freestyle Canada. The new partnerships come in advance of the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup men’s downhill races, the first ski speed events of the 2018/2019 season, happening November 24-25 in Lake Louise, Alberta.
“Mackenzie has strong roots in supporting Canadian snow sports and is thrilled to once again partner with these organizations to help grow these elite competitors from grassroots all the way to the Olympic podium,” said Barry McInerney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Investments. “These athletes demonstrate the dedication, perseverance and confidence needed to compete at the highest level.”
Mackenzie Investments is also pleased to welcome back Manny Osborne Paradis who medaled at the 2017 FIS World Championship and to welcome Brittany Phelan to its roster of sponsored athletes. Brittany was a silver medalist at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. “I feel incredibly fortunate to have a partner like Mackenzie Investments,” said Phelan.
Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Freestyle Canada are national organizations that work to deliver champions by providing quality programs and services that build and train Canadians snow sports athletes.
“The support of Mackenzie Investments will ensure our athletes have world class coaches and training to achieve outstanding results this season and beyond,” said Vania Grandi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alpine Canada Alpin. “We are extremely thankful for this generous commitment and know that it will go a long way to help our athletes succeed.”
These partnerships continue Mackenzie Investments’ long legacy of supporting Canada’s National Ski Teams, along with numerous amateur race programs and events. Mackenzie will also be interacting with families on ski hills across Ontario, Quebec and BC this season through interactive consumer activations and an exciting new RESP and ski contest coming in January 2019.