SHERBROOKE, QC, July 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Host Society of the
Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013 is proud to announce today, that
Bell is a major partner of the country's largest multisport competition
and will contribute production and broadcasting resources, wireless and
Internet services to support the success of the Games.
Bell is also the main presenter of the swimming events and co-presenter
of the basketball and soccer competitions, in addition to being an
associated partner of the blog squad.
"Being associated with the largest communications company in Québec and
Canada is a considerable advantage. We thank Bell for its wide-ranging
support," says Tom Allen, Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of
the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013. "By making available the
best technology, Bell is contributing to the success of the Canada
Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013. Bell's major accomplishments and social
commitment also represent a source of inspiration for the young
athletes who need models of success."
"Bell is proud to support the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013 in
Québec, where hundreds of young athletes from across the country will
gather to compete, inspire and create memories that will last a
lifetime," says Martine Turcotte, Vice Chair, Québec. "Canada's top
sports competition, the Games are a unifying event that enables young
athletes to excel and to experience and share with sports fans moments
of great emotion."
Programming of the Canada Games official broadcasters
The opening ceremony of the Canada Summer Games will be broadcast live
on RDS and TSN2 on Friday, August 2 at 7:00 pm EST. RDS and TSN are the
official broadcasters of the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013,
providing 40 hours of coverage on RDS and RDS2 and on TSN and TSN2 and
online coverage on RDS.ca and TSN.ca.
In addition to the ceremonies, Canadians will be able to watch live
broadcasts of the basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball and
beach volleyball competitions, including the women's and men's
"The Canada Games are very pleased to work with Canada's broadcast
sports leaders," said Tom Quinn, Chairman of the Canada Games Council.
"The Games on RDS and TSN will allow viewers from across Canada to
discover the country's best young athletes, cheer and celebrate amateur
sport and offer an opportunity to experience all the breathtaking
moments that the Canada Summer Games always deliver."
"RDS has proudly broadcast the Canada Games for the past 15 years and we
are very excited to continue that commitment in Sherbrooke," said Gerry
Frappier, President and General Manager of RDS. "The Games are a unique
opportunity to witness the emergence of the next generation of
home-grown athletic talent. These amateur athletes proudly representing
their regions are role models for young people everywhere."
Throughout the Canada Games, Bell Media radio stations nationwide will
broadcast exclusive bulletins on the competitions twice daily.
Sherbrooke's own NRJ 106.1 and 102.7 Rouge FM will broadcast the entire
opening and closing ceremonies of the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke
About the 2013 Canada Summer Games
From August 2 to 17, about 4,000 athletes from Canada's 13 provinces and
territories will compete for top honours in the 20 sports disciplines
of the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013. This unique event, which
involves 12,000 participants, including 5,000 volunteers, will welcome
over 15,000 visitors from outside Québec. The Games - LIVE IT!
Headquartered in Montréal since 1880, Bell is Canada's largest
communications company, providing leading wireless, TV, Internet, home
phone, and business communications services, and leading television,
radio and digital media assets with Bell Media. For more, please visit Bell.ca.
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable
program that promotes Canadian mental health across Canada with the
Bell Let's Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and unprecedented funding for
community care, research and workplace best practices. To learn more,
please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media
creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and
inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is
Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television,
radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30
local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network;
34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched
specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services,
including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing
shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell
Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 107 licensed
radio stations in 55 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral
Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home
advertising companies. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites,
delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services,
including TMN GO and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a
multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications
Image with caption: "At the announcement of the partnership with Bell and the official Canada Summer Games presenters. Left to right: Gerry Frappier (RDS), Guylaine Bernier (Canada Games Council), Martine Turcotte (Bell), Mélanie Blouin (athlete), Tom Allen (Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013) (CNW Group/Bell Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130725_C9552_PHOTO_EN_29296.jpg
SOURCE: Bell Canada
For further information:
Communications Manager, Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013
Office: 819 823-2013 ext. 233
Mobile: 819 212-5925
Bell Media Relations
1 855 391-5263