PRINCE GEORGE - With just over two months to go until the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Prince George, the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club has announced the Presenting Sponsor for the 2019 competition.
The Ski Club has gone through facility upgrades, gathering more than 250 volunteers and preparing the grounds for some high calibre competition. Today, they took another step towards the 2019 World Championships by announcing their Presenting Sponsor, The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club.
"I think it's a tremendous opportunity to showcase our club and Prince George. Without question, this club has grown tremendously throughout its history and it's a proud history and we've continued to expand on the facilities and the services we offer. I think people in Prince George perhaps didn't realize that, but really we saw this opportunity to actually show the world what we have and that's why we took the opportunity to become the presenting sponsor," says President of the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club, John Huybers.
Throughout the competition, the Ski Club will have its name attached to clothing, competition bibs, and even on its live stream broadcast, something Organizing Committee Chair, Kevin Pettersen says they've always dreamed of.
"It was our chief of competition that suggested this and when he mentioned it, I thought well this is amazing, it gives us the opportunity to really put our brand throughout our facility which we've always wanted to do. But now do it in such a way that it's on the world stage," adds Pettersen.
Organizers say it was an easy decision when it came to picking the club as the Presenting Sponsor, and even though this is a first for the Para Nordic Games, everyone seemed to be on board.
Roughly 140 athletes from 20 to 25 counties are expected to compete during the Championships set for February 15-24 at the Otway Nordic Centre.
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