Canadian Speed Skaters make Hbc Run a part of their Training Camp

Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is proud to announce that the entire Short Track National and Development Teams, as well as a majority of the national long track athletes, will be taking part in the 2007 Calgary Hbc Run for Canada on July 1st.

Since the short track speed skating squad is currently in Calgary for its summer training camp, SSC thought it would be a perfect match to incorporate the Hbc Run for Canada in their program. All proceeds from the Run will go to support Canadian athletes and elite training facilities, so speed skaters are glad to be able to support a program aimed at helping them succeed at the highest level.

“Hbc joined our team of sponsors over the last season, and they have been supporting Canadian athletes for several years now,” said Jean R. Dupré, Director General, SSC. “We thought by making the race part of our short track camp, and by inviting our long track skaters to join their fellow athletes in the adventure, it would set a great example for Canadians across the country.”

SSC believes in supporting activities encouraging people to take part in sport and physical activity, especially when they are organized by the sport community. Some of Canada’s most prominent speed skaters will also be helping out with the distribution of medals to participants of the 1km kids’ run.

Four years ago, the Hbc Foundation launched the Hbc Run for Canada in Ottawa. The 10K run, 3K family walk, and 1K kids’ run, which takes place each year on July 1st, has since grown to include 13 communities, Canada-wide, including: Victoria, Vancouver, Red Deer, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Algonquin Park, Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, and St. John’s. The Hbc Foundation is a leading supporter of Canadian athletes.