(August 2, 2013) Sherbrooke, QC – At an event today in Sherbrooke, on the day of the 2013 Canada Games opening ceremonies, the Canada Games Council and sponsoring partner Teck Resources Limited (Teck) unveiled the medals for the Sherbrooke 2013 Canada Games.
Teck, Canada’s largest diversified resource company, supplied the metal for every gold, silver and bronze medal. In addition to Sherbrooke 2013, Teck is the exclusive metals supplier for the next four individual Canada Games. ‘’The Canada Games are thrilled to be associated with such a reputable organization as Teck, ‘’ says Tom Quinn, Chairman of the Canada Games Council. ‘’Their track record of collaborating with major events, such as the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, certainly speaks volumes to the quality of product they provide and to the value of their commitment to amateur sports in Canada.”
Teck’s metallurgical complex in Trail, British Columbia was involved in the medals production including sourcing of metals used for the medals.
“The dedication and commitment to excellence embodied by the Canada Games athletes is an inspiration to all Canadians,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. “Our employees are proud to give back to their communities through support for amateur sports programs such as the Canada Games, and we look forward to cheering on all of this year’s competitors.”For Sherbrooke 2013, the Host Society held a contest open to all students registered in visual arts or graphic design programs at the Cégep de Sherbrooke, Champlain College, the Université de Sherbrooke, or Bishop’s college. Marianne Carpentier, a student attending the Cégep of Sherbrooke in graphic design, received the chance to design one side of the official medal that will be used during the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke. A branded Canada Games graphic is displayed on the other side of the medals.
‘’The host society is proud to be giving the chance to a student of Sherbrooke to demonstrate her talent. Marianne truly knew how to encompass the spirit of the Games by designing a creative and original concept that is indicative of the Sherbrooke 2013 image. Congratulations to the winner who collaborated in the work and creation of such an important award that is given out to the athletes!’’ says Tom Allen, Chairman of the board and Executive Committee of the 2013 Canada Summer Games.’’
The medals were manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint on behalf of Teck. Teck will also provide the ribbons and pouches that will be provided with the medals to every individual athlete and team that make it onto the podium.
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About the Canada Games
Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes.The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity.
The organization of the Canada Games is made possible thanks to the contribution and support of the Government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, host municipalities and the Canada Games Council.
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc andenergy. Teck was named the top-ranked Canadian company and top mining company worldwide on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list in January 2013 by media and investment research company Corporate Knights. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK.