TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - As a sponsor of Snow Sports Canada, Mackenzie Financial Corporation (Mackenzie Investments) welcomes a new season for athletes this weekend at the Men's Downhill and Super G Alpine World Cup at Lake Louise, Alberta. Mackenzie Investments is also proud to announce a new three-year sponsorship of three-time Olympic downhill racer Manny Osborne-Paradis.
"Mackenzie Investments is extremely excited to extend our partnership with Manny Osborne-Paradis for another three years, supporting him as he makes his run to the 2018 Olympics," said Jeff Carney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Investments. "Manny had an amazing season last year with two World Cup second places finishes, including one on Canadian soil in Lake Louise, Alberta. We can't wait to cheer him on this season as he reaches for the top spot."
"Having the support of a true partner like Mackenzie Investments gives me the confidence and the tools I need to train hard and strive to be number one," said Manny Osborne-Paradis. "The team at Mackenzie understands what it takes to be successful and their unwavering support for all Canadian Snow Sport athletes will help us not just this year, but for years to come."
Snow Sports Sponsorship
This season marks the second year Mackenzie Investments has sponsored Snow Sports Canada, providing support to seven premier national snow sport organizations including Alpine Canada, Biathlon Canada, Canada Snowboard, Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, Cross Country Canada, Nordic Combined Canada and Ski Jumping Canada. Mackenzie Investments is also building on its long history of supporting grassroots alpine skiing in its home province through a five-year partnership with Alpine Ontario, also in its second year.
"The support of Mackenzie Investments is essential to supporting our athletes to do their best each season. Long-term sponsorship commitment gives our athletes ongoing assurance that they have the resources they need to pursue their goals," said Mark Rubinstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alpine Canada Alpin.
"We know that Canadians have a deep love for snow and the sports that come along with it, and we are pleased to support these top-performing athletes providing them with confidence as they race," added Carney.
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services. With $62.0 billion in assets under management as at October 31, 2015, Mackenzie Investments distributes its investment services through multiple distribution channels to both retail and institutional investors. Mackenzie Investments is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with over $134 billion in total assets under management as at October 31, 2015. For more information, visit mackenzieinvestments.com.
Snow Sports Canada is a partnership of seven of Canada's premier winter sport organizations that have joined forces to support the overall development of winter sport in our country. Representing over 93,000 registered members and 5.4 million recreational participants, Snow Sports Canada seeks to leverage the combined experience and expertise of their coaches, trainers, athletes and support staff to deliver high performance content to recreational snow sport participants in Canada. Snow Sports Canada's mission is to ensure the safe participation in, and growth of, winter sport in Canada by providing access to the expertise of our national teams and to support the development of winter sport through the acquisition of corporate partners.
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Image with caption: "Canadian Olympic and World Cup downhill skier Manny Osborne-Paradis signs a three-year sponsorship deal with Mackenzie Investments. (CNW Group/Mackenzie Investments)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151120_C8750_PHOTO_EN_550647.jpg
For further information: Trish Tervit, Director, Communications and Media Relations, Mackenzie Investments, 416-967-2166, [email protected]