Suncor supportive of hosting 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Calgary

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CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Suncor, and its Petro-Canada brand, today affirmed support of the City of Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. As a long-standing supporter of Canadian athletes, coaches and their families, Suncor believes that this bid offers a chance to come together to create an exciting legacy for Calgary and area, the place we proudly call home.   

“The Games and our Team Canada athletes capture people’s imaginations, ignite an unparalleled sense of pride and provide an opportunity to unite communities across our country,” said Steve Williams, president and chief executive officer, Suncor. “Through our support of Canadian athletes and coaches, I have been fortunate to be at a number of Games. When I attend, I’m inspired by the energy and leave the Games moved by the commitment of our athletes and hopeful about the future of Canada. This is, in part, why I support Calgary’s bid.”

In 1988, with our involvement in the Olympic Torch Relay, we saw first-hand the power that a “home games” has to bring people together across Canada for a common goal and vision. This spirit was renewed in 2010 when Vancouver hosted the Games. “Calgary is a city of action. We have a strong volunteer history and we’ve shown the world that we are more than up to the challenge,” added Williams.

For more than 30 years, Suncor, through the Petro-Canada brand, has continued its unwavering support through: 

The organization continues its commitment today, having extended its partnership with the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams and the Coaching Association of Canada to 2024.

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Globe Newswire: 22:30 GMT Thursday 8th November 2018

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