Premiere Van Lines named Official Transport partner for the Canadian Paralympic Committee



    VANCOUVER, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
today named Premiere Van Lines (PVL) as the Official Transport Partner to the
CPC. As the Official Transport Partner to the CPC, PVL will manage the
transportation of specialized team and sports equipment to the Paralympic
Games.
    PVL will be the Official Transport Partner to the CPC for the next four
years - from the Winter Games in Vancouver, BC through to the Summer Games in
London, England in 2012.
    "Equipment is one of the most important factors in an athletes'
performance. The safe and effective delivery of the highly customise equipment
used by Paralympians is a critical part of preparing for a Paralympic Games,"
said Brian MacPherson, Chief Operating Officer for the Canadian Paralympic
Committee. "By delivering equipment ranging from the sled's and sit-ski's used
by Winter athletes to sailboats and horses in the summer, PVL will be playing
a vital role in the success of Canadian athletes at the next two Paralympic
Games."
    As part of their commitment to the CPC, PVL, its employees, and customers
will be participating in a national fundraising campaign called Hands Across
Canada. This campaign offers PVL employees and customers the chance to show
their support through the purchase of a PVL hand that they can use to send a
personalized message to Canada's Paralympic Athletes. This is the first time
that PVL has taken the opportunity to participate in a national campaign of
this scale, with the full involvement of the entire company, from head office
to all franchisees from coast to coast.
    Donations of $10 or more will be rewarded with a souvenir sledge hockey
pin.
    "This program is very important to the people at Premiere Van Lines
because we are proud of our country and want to help showcase the performance
of Canada's Paralympians," said Walt Peniuk, President, Premiere Van Lines.
"Each one of our offices will be involved at the grass roots level of the
communities to enhance awareness of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and
provide support to our athletes. This is our way of giving back to our
communities."

    About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

    The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, private
organization with 42 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening
the Paralympic Movement by empowering Canadians with a disability through
sport. The CPC is responsible for managing the team of athletes who represent
Canada at Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and
promoting their success, the CPC inspires all Canadians with a disability to
get involved in sport through programs delivered by our members. For more
information visit, www.paralympic.ca.

    About Premiere Van Lines

    Premiere Van Lines is North America's fastest-growing moving services
company with 25 offices and over 1000 employees coast to coast across Canada.
Hard work and excellent customer service has made them the leader of the
moving industry in Canada and across North America. A culture that represents
core values of relationships, premium service, respect and connectivity among
branches has made them the envy of the industry.
    Premiere Van Lines offers a wide range of moving services to help make
your relocation move as stress free as possible. They offer Residential Moving
Division for household moves, Office Moving Division for commercial and
corporate moves and International Moving Division for moving to the U.S. /
Mexico or overseas, we also service the Home Delivery market. For more
information visit, www.premierevanlines.com.




For further information:

For further information: Walt Peniuk, President, Premiere Van Lines,
(905) 820-6683, Cel: (416) 697-4425, wpeniuk@premierevanlines.com; Anna
Parisi, Canadian Paralympic Committee, (778) 329-0329, anna@paralympic.ca


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