International Sportswear Manufacturer Kukri Sports Showcases Podium and Casual Wear
OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) today unveiled the official Team uniform that Team Canada will wear at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
The clothing kit provided to Canada's Team at the 2018 Games will include apparel for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as casual pieces for wearing in the Athlete's Village and other locations while at the Games in Australia.
"'We want the athletes to be comfortable and able to perform at their best at the Games," said Jamie Williams, Sales Director for Kukri North America, "so we focused on performance materials, whilst also utilizing the iconic Maple Leaf and Gold Coast culture to generate a unique identity that all the athletes can be proud of when they represent Team Canada."
"Models" taking part in the unveiling today included Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympians, Farah Jacques (finalist in the 4x100m relay) and Sekou Kaba (quarterfinalist in hurdles) as well as Paralympic swimming medalists Aurélie Rivard and Benoit Huot.
« As an athlete, getting your team kit is such an exciting part of Games, » said Canadian Team Chef de Mission Claire Carver-Dias, « it's almost like a child on Christmas day opening an incredible gift package. And I love that the Team uniform is something that stays with you long after the Games are over. »
The 2018 Games will take place April 4-15, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia, with 70 participating countries and over 4000 athletes taking part, of which approximately 260 will be Canadians.
ABOUT COMMONWEALTH GAMES CANADA
Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is the franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth movement in Canada, and an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community. The mission of CGC is to strengthen sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth by participating in the Commonwealth Games and by using sport as a development tool. CGC builds a better Commonwealth through sport. Visit www.commonwealthgames.ca for information.
ABOUT KUKRI SPORTS
Kukri Sports, part of the JD Group, is an international sportswear manufacturer that supplies quality custom team wear to over 100 sports. Formed in 1999, Kukri partners with thousands of teams, schools and universities across the globe as well as working with a number of provincial bodies across a wide range of sports. For more information on Kukri Sports, visit www.kukrisports.com.
Our thanks to Cision for sponsoring this announcement.
SOURCE Commonwealth Games Association of Canada
For further information: Commonwealth Games Canada, Sylvie Bigras, Communications Chief, Team Canada 2018 at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 613.298.1628, [email protected]; Kukri Sports, Jamie Williams, Sales Director, Kukri North America, 604.942.9989, [email protected]