Media Alert: Tangerine and Canada Basketball Alumni Player Janelle Bekkering Bring #BrightWayForward to 150 Calgary Youth

CALGARY, June 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Tangerine will host its first Community Gym event in Calgary today, alongside former Canada Basketball player and Taber, Alberta-native Janelle Bekkering. As part of its community investment program #BrightWayForward, this Community Gym event will celebrate Tangerine's lasting investment in the Calgary area.

In addition to Bekkering, Tangerine will be joined by its partners, employees and nearly 150 Calgary youth who will be participating in empowerment and basketball skills training run by Basketball Alberta using Steve Nash Youth Basketball curriculum. There will also be an inspiring performance by UNITY Charity, a group dedicated to empowering youth through positive expression.

Photo, video and interview opportunities available.  


Professional basketball player and Alberta-native, Janelle Bekkering  

Tangerine Chief Operating Officer, Ian Cunningham

Tangerine Chief Strategy Officer, Brenda Rideout

Local youth (ages 9-13)

Basketball Alberta                              


Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Campus Centre Building, Room V111, Wellness Centre

1301 – 16 Avenue NW

Calgary, AB


Saturday, June 4, 2016 

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – Special Presentation from Tangerine and Q&A with Alberta-native and former Canadian National Team player, Janelle Bekkering


Janelle Bekkering running basketball drills with local youth

UNITY Charity performance featuring beatboxing, breakdancing, and MC and spoken word poetry.


Recommended Parking Lot – P6

Exit passes will provided at registration



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For further information: ON-SITE CONTACT: Cayley Kochel, Tangerine, 647-330-3476


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