Dawson Creek Speed Skating Club gets funding

By on December 15, 2015
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DAWSON CREEK – Dawson Creek’s speed skating club is receiving a $1,000 bursary from Intact Insurance Company, a major sponsor of Speed Skating Canada, as part of the 2015-2016 Podium Tracker program.

The International Skating Union’s World Cups competition was last weekend, and Canadians gathered nine individual speed skating medals; six in short track and three in long track.

The competitions took place in Heerenveen, Netherlands and Shanghai, China.

This season the insurance company has so far given out grants totalling $45,000 to match the 45 medals won by Canadian speed skaters in world cup and world championship events.

“We are proud of the strong showings from the Canadian team,” said Anna Rajpat, Intact Insurance’s Vice President of Brand Development and Customer Experience.

“Through the Intact Podium Tracker Program, we hope to support more young skaters and skating clubs across Canada in their training and racing needs, further promote speed skating in Canada and help build future Olympians in the sport.”

Speed skating clubs have received a total of $215,000 in grants through the Podium Tracker program since the 2010-2011 season.

Stacy Thomas

news@northeastnews.ca

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