VANCOUVER, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital
imaging solutions, and the Canadian Soccer Association are proud to
announce that Canon Canada Inc. has become a Primary Level Partner of
the Canadian Soccer Association and its National Teams, and an
Associate Sponsor of the Association's Active Start Soccer Fests,
effective today. Canon will be the Exclusive and Official Supplier of
Consumer Imaging Equipment, Office Equipment and Medical Equipment for
the Canadian Soccer Association.
"Canon has a long and proud history of supporting soccer around the
globe," said Colleen Ryan, Senior Director of Corporate Communications
at Canon Canada. "Soccer is the largest participatory sport in Canada
and is the fastest growing sport in the country. We are extremely proud
to support all levels of soccer in Canada, from being a Primary Level
Partner of the Canadian Soccer Association and the Canadian National
Teams, to being an Associate Sponsor of the more than 150 Active Start
Soccer Fests that take place across Canada between April and September
Soccer will take a lead role on the Canadian sport landscape over the
next few years, hosting some of the world's largest and most important
events, including the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament at
BC Place in Vancouver, January 19 - 29, 2012.
"Canon's involvement in soccer around the world over the years makes
this a natural fit for the Canadian Soccer Association," said Peter
Montopoli, General Secretary, Canadian Soccer Association. "Having one
of the world's most valuable brands on board at the Canadian Soccer
Association clearly illustrates that Canadians are embracing 'the
beautiful game' and are committed to growing the game across the
As part of the five-year agreement, Canon Canada will provide the
Canadian Soccer Association with a variety of camera and video
equipment, office equipment, as well as providing cameras to every
Active Start Soccer Fests across Canada.
About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,200 people
at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to
coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential
ingredients in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical
and document management technology and solutions is based in large part
on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its
history. Canon Inc. has been among the top four US patent recipients
The company's comprehensive product line includes networked
multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white);
printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile machines;
calculators, digital camcorders, digital cameras and lenses; medical
imaging equipment, semiconductor, broadcast and other specialized
industrial products. Canon Canada is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.
For more information, visit www.canon.ca or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CanonCanada
About Canadian Soccer Association
The Canadian Soccer Association, in partnership with its membership and
its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in
soccer, both at the national and international levels. The Canadian
Soccer Association not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also
encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more
details on the Canadian Soccer Association and its National teams'
schedules and results, please visit canadasoccer.com.
Image with caption: "Members of the Canadian Women's National Soccer team show off their new Canon PowerShot cameras, presented to them by Colleen Ryan Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Canon Canada, at right. (CNW Group/Canon Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120116_C4425_PHOTO_EN_8983.jpg
SOURCE Canon Canada Inc.
For further information:
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Canon Canada Inc.
Edelman Canada on behalf of Canon
Canadian Soccer Association