June 21, 2004
SaskEnergy Head Office Home to 2005
Canada Summer Games
Representatives from the Canada Summer
Games, SaskEnergy, the Government of Saskatchewan and
the City of Regina gathered today at a ribbon-cutting
ceremony to officially open the new headquarters of the
2005 Canada Summer Games. Also in attendance were
athletes representing the 16 events that comprise the
Located on the first floor of SaskEnergy
Place at 1777 Victoria Avenue, the office space is being
provided by SaskEnergy as part of its Canada Games
sponsorship. Up to and during the 2005 Games - which
take place from August 6-20, 2005 - the offices will
house Canada Games staff and serve as a hub for a
variety of Canada Games activities. As part of the
recognition for providing office space for the Games,
SaskEnergy will be the presenting sponsor of volunteers
to the Games.
Mo Bundon, Volunteer Executive
Vice-President of the 2005 Canada Games, is thrilled
that SaskEnergy has provided space for staff.
"Once again SaskEnergy has stepped
forward to lead our community in hosting a major
sporting event," he said. "This generous contribution of
office space allows our staff the opportunity to work in
quality surroundings. Today's celebration marks the
first of many positive announcements concerning the
Games and their partners."
Ron Clark, President and CEO of
SaskEnergy, is equally excited about his corporation's
involvement with the Games.
"SaskEnergy is proud to partner with the
2005 Canada Games," he stated. "Together we will help
provide Regina's devoted sports fans - and indeed sports
fans across the province and country - with the
opportunity to watch Canada's elite summer athletes
compete in this national event."
Partnerships are crucial to the success
of such events, according to Harry Van Mulligen,
Minister Responsible for SaskEnergy.
"The 2005 Canada Games are a perfect
example of how governments - federal, provincial and
municipal - can work together effectively," he said. "By
joining forces with the Canada Games Council and Crown
corporations like SaskEnergy, different levels of
government will help give Saskatchewan a centennial
legacy of community pride as well as first-rate sports
facilities and programs."
A former amateur athlete himself, Regina
Mayor Pat Fiacco understands the importance of community
support for the Games.
"In August of 2005, Regina will again be
in the national spotlight," he noted. "This will provide
Regina residents with yet another opportunity to show
their hospitality and community spirit to the rest of
2005 will mark the twentieth time the
Canada Games have been held. The first Games coincided
with Canada's centennial year, 1967, and the 2005 Games
will play an important part in Saskatchewan's own
More information on the 2005 Canada
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