Moxie's Goes Extreme with Ryan Blais Sponsorship

    Company has supported Canadian Ski Team member since amateur stage

    CALGARY, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Moxie's Classic Grill and Shark Club today
announced a four-year sponsorship agreement with Canadian National Freestyle
Aerial Skier Ryan Blais. The agreement makes Moxie's the athlete's title
sponsor in the lead-up to, and including, the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
    Now in his seventh season as a World Cup team member, Blais ranked fourth
for the 2005-2006 World Cup season and narrowly missed a spot on the 2006
Olympic team. An Alberta native, Blais trains full time during the off-season
at the Yves Laroche water ramp in Lac Beauport, Quebec.
    "Moxie's has supported Ryan since his days as an amateur athlete in
Grande Prairie," says Laurids Skaarup, President of Moxie's Classic Grill and
Shark Club. "We are very proud of Ryan. It has been a pleasure to be part of
his Olympic dream for so many years. Ryan is a great ambassador for the sport
and his dedication to his community reflects the values we cherish as an
    In addition to his own personal training commitments, Blais recently
founded the Come Fly With Me Foundation, an organization that provides funding
support and sport service subsidies for Grande Prairie and area amateur
    "Communities should take pride in their athletes, and in turn, athletes
should take pride in their community," said Blais, "Moxie's and Shark Club
have supported me from early in my career and as I work toward the podium in
2010 that support is more important than ever to help me bring home a medal."
    For more information on Ryan Blais visit his website at

    About Moxie's

    Founded in Calgary in 1986, Moxie's Classic Grill is a Canadian company
with 54 locations across the country, Moxie's is Canada's fastest growing
restaurant in the premium casual sector. The Moxie's group is a Canadian
success story with system sales exceeding $200 million forecasted for 2007.
Moxie's operates premium casual restaurants in five provinces and is open
seven days a week for dinner, lunch and late-night dining.

    About Shark Club

    Shark Club, Canada's premier sports bar & grill, opened its first
establishment in 1993. Now with seven locations, the Shark Club offers patrons
a place to enjoy the game or dinner and drinks in Vancouver, Grande Prairie,
Victoria, Quesnel, Langley, Lethbridge, and Saskatoon. Shark Club's eighth
location will open in Edmonton in 2008.

For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Sue
Doherty, Moxie's Classic Grill, (403) 543-2627

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