UPS brings its speed and precision to Canadian slopes

    100-year-old shipping company is official courier as TELUS presents the
    Whistler World Cup

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - UPS Canada, a leading provider of
shipping and logistics solutions, has announced it will be a presenting
sponsor and the official courier as TELUS presents the Whistler World Cup from
Feb. 21st to 24th in Whistler, B.C.
    The international event will see 160 of the best Men's and Ladies ski
racers from 20 countries - including Austria, the United States, Switzerland,
Italy and many more - compete against each other on the same track they will
race on during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Franz's Run for the Ladies and
the Dave Murray Downhill for the Men.
    As official courier, UPS will be delivering most of the equipment to the
event - from timing equipment to skis. In addition, UPS Canada will sponsor
the Ladies Super Combined race on Feb. 24th, an event which combines both a
super G and slalom run.
    "This is part of our commitment to Canadian sport and specifically to
alpine skiing, which has grown immensely over the past 10 years," said Greg
Kane, vice president of Communications for UPS Canada. "This sponsorship is a
natural fit because, much like UPS, skiing is all about precision, speed and
    The local The UPS Store(R), located on Main Street just outside Whistler
Village, is charged for the event and will be ready to provide easy shipping
and packaging services for athletes and the estimated 250,000 spectators who
may need to ship items back to family and friends around the world. Spectators
will also see Brown(R) on the slopes with signage on the course and
UPS-uniformed volunteers walking the grounds. In addition, three lucky UPS
customers will present each day's winning athletes with their award.
    "Partners like UPS are vital to the sport of ski racing in Canada as we
seek the human, technical and financial resources to build our program that is
the best in the world," says Alpine Canada Alpin Chief Executive Officer Ken
Read. "The support of UPS Canada is key to ensuring vital pieces of equipment
arrive safely and on time as TELUS presents the Whistler World Cup."

    About UPS
    UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader
in supply chain and freight services, offering an extensive range of options
for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered
in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
UPS's stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS) and the company can be
found on the Web at To get UPS news direct, visit

    About Alpine Canada Alpin
    Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) is the governing body for alpine ski racing in
Canada with more than 50,000 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer
members and over 200,000 supporting members. ACA manages the high performance
programs for the athletes of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and the Canadian
Para-Alpine Ski Team who represent Canada throughout the world. For more
information on Alpine Canada Alpin, visit

For further information:

For further information: Shannon Morton, APEX Public Relations, (416)
924-4442, ext. 253,; Tara Smith, UPS Canada Public
Relations, (905) 676-1708,; Kyle Marr, Alpine Canada Public
Relations, (403) 777-3204,

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