TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Audi is a proud supporter of Alpine Canada Alpin ("ACA"), the governing body of ski racing in Canada. As part of Audi's commitment to excellence and supporting ACA athletes, Audi presents vehicles to the top performing athletes of the previous season for use in the upcoming season. The athletes use the Audi performance vehicles to help them get to race venues, dryland training and transporting their equipment.
Today, October 28, 2015, Audi will present the recipients of the Audi performance vehicles to ACA athletes at the Fermenting Cellar in Toronto's Distillery District between 11:00am EST and 1:30pm EST.
Receiving an Audi performance vehicle is a great honour for ACA athletes. This year's crop of athletes had standout performances on the World Cup circuit and for the first time ever, an athlete from each ACA team, alpine, para-alpine and ski cross, will receive an Audi vehicle. These vehicles help transport athletes to and from races on rough terrain, in difficult winter driving conditions and with cumbersome equipment.
This year also marks the first time the athletes will be surprised with their vehicles in front of teammates on the day of the presentation. Athlete reactions will be a 'can't miss' media and photo opportunity. Athlete recipients, and all members of the alpine, para-alpine and ski cross team, will be available for interviews following the presentation.
ACA looks to a promising season ahead and honoured to continue its partnership with Audi during the upcoming season.
About Alpine Canada Alpin
Alpine Canada Alpin is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medallists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.
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SOURCE Alpine Canada Alpin
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For further information: Ashley Shantz, Manager, Communications & Media Relations, Alpine Canada Alpin, C 587.226.3007,[email protected]