Hillberg & Berk commemorates Rio 2016 athletes and coaches with Canadian Olympic and Paralympic team rings

OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian jewellery powerhouse, Hillberg & Berk, has unveiled the design of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic celebration rings. The memorial piece will be gifted to all of Team Canada's Rio 2016 athletes and coaches, as a reminder and thank you, for their dedication displayed at this summer's Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"Our athletes have displayed a selfless commitment to Canada and we want to ensure they remember to be proud of every second they have trained," said CEO and President of Hillberg & Berk, Rachel Mielke. "We hope the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Rings will also act as a momento of all they have accomplished."

Hillberg & Berk's engagement with best-in-class Canadian sport properties not only includes a successful partnership as an Official Licensee of the Canadian Olympic Team. The brand has worked extensively with Olympian and gold medallist, Tessa Virtue, on a collaborative line of jewellery, as well as the CFL and NHL for numerous seasons. This past August, the brand released a limited edition set of Canadian Olympic Team Sparkle Ball Earrings which were gifted to female athletes upon arrival in Rio.

As a passionate supporter of Canadian sport, Hillberg & Berk has partnered with the official mining, metals and minerals partner of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Teck, to design and manufacture the Olympian rings.  On the Paralympic side, Hillberg & Berk is an official supplier of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the presenting partner of the Canadian Paralympic Team ring. Athletes and coaches from both the Olympic and Paralympic teams are receiving their rings at today's official ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic ring will add to what is one of Hillberg & Berk's most successful years to date. In addition to a successful multi-tiered Olympic partnership, the ABEX award winners have also been listed on the Profit 500 List of fastest growing businesses and W100 list for Mielke's entrepreneurial skills that have lead the company since it was first established in 2007.

About Hillberg & Berk

Using only the finest semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystals and more, Hillberg & Berk's handcrafted pieces are designed to last throughout time. Celebrities such as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Tessa Virtue, Sarah McLachlan, Arianna Huffington, Chloe Wilde and Justin Bieber have been spotted wearing Hillberg & Berk designs. Currently, Hillberg & Berk jewellery is wholesaled at 60 retailers across Canada and sold from retail locations in Regina, Saskatoon & Edmonton and online at hillbergandberk.com.

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For further information: For more information or interview opportunities with Rachel Mielke, CEO & Founder of Hillberg & Berk, contact Faulhaber Communications: Megan Taylor, Senior Account Manager, mt@faulhabercommunications.com 416 504 0768 ext. 241

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