Initiative presented by Intact Insurance will send Canadian speed skating medalists on a six-stop cross-country tour
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Speed Skating Canada and longstanding sponsor Intact Insurance are partnering on a cross-country tour that will see World Cup, Championship and Olympic medalists visit six communities across Canada this fall to showcase the sport’s recent success.
The inaugural Medals on Tour will run from September 6-17 and feature stops in six different provinces, where members of the speed skating community and general public will have the opportunity to interact with Canadian national team athletes and take part in both on-ice and off-ice activities, including public skating, school visits and events with local charities and community groups.
“Intact Insurance is proud to support Medals on Tour, which will offer a unique occasion for Canadians from different communities to connect and engage with some of our most talented athletes. It is an exclusive opportunity to learn more about speed skating and be inspired by the journey of our national team athletes.”Humberto Valencia, Vice President, Marketing, Customer and Data Experience, Intact Insurance
The six tour stops were jointly selected by Speed Skating Canada and Intact Insurance and include the two most recent winners of the Intact Insurance Club Excellence Award (Kamloops, B.C. and Dartmouth, N.S.), as well as a community chosen through a social media contest (Saskatoon, Sask.).
- September 6-7 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec
- September 8-9 in Kamloops, British Columbia
- September 10-11 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- September 12-13 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
- September 14-15 in Toronto, Ontario
- September 16-17 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Canadian national team athletes confirmed to participate in the tour include Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu and Florence Brunelle in Trois-Rivières, Tyson Langelaar and Gilmore Junio in Kamloops, Brooklyn McDougall and Marsha Hudey in Saskatoon, Heather McLean and Danaé Blais in Winnipeg, Ivanie Blondin and Jordan Pierre-Gilles in Toronto, Valérie Maltais and Jordan Belchos in Dartmouth. Details on the activities they will be participating in at their tour stops can be found on the event webpage.
“Medals on Tour will be a great opportunity for our national team athletes to give back to the community and inspire the next generation of Canadians to achieve their dreams on and off the ice. I’ll be bringing my Olympic medals along to share with two of our communities as well! We are happy to be working alongside our longstanding partner Intact Insurance on this initiative and appreciate their dedication to showcasing the power of sport in six lucky communities next month.”Susan Auch, Chief Executive Officer, Speed Skating Canada
To learn more about Medals on Tour and the opportunities to get involved with the activities in each community, please visit www.speedskating.ca/medals-on-tour.