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January 12, 2006 - 2006 Saskatchewan Winter Games Partnerships

January 12, 2006

2006 Saskatchewan Winter Games Partnerships

At a Media Conference held Thursday January 12th, 2006, the board of directors of the 2006 Saskatchewan Winter Games announced the following commitment of financial support:

SaskEnergy - Diamond Sponsor ($30,000+)
Included in the support was the announcement that SaskEnergy is the Official Sponsor of Volunteers - "The Champion of Volunteers".

"SaskEnergy has been a faithful sponsor of the Saskatchewan Winter and Summer Games for many years, helping to develop competitive sport in the province and prepare athletes for competition on the National stage. In addition, we are proud to be the Champion of Volunteers, the venue sponsor for Figure Skating and provide our Flame of Warmth for the duration of the Games," said Leslie Gosselin, Manager or Advertising and Community Relations for SaskEnergy.

Games Co-Chairs, Dwayne Usselman and Neil Shewchuk are pleased with the support they have received from the community to date. "We are very proud to have these sponsors show their support of the 2006 Saskatchewan Winter Games," says Dwayne Usselman, Games Co-Chair. "We are pleased these sponsors realize the importance of the Games to the community. The games will provide a lasting legacy for Melfort and area. With the generous support of our sponsors, we will strive to make the 2006 Saskatchewan Winter Games most memorable for everyone involved."

The 2006 Saskatchewan Winter Games will be held in Melfort Sunday, February 12th to Saturday February 18th 2006. During this week, Melfort will become home to over 2,800 athletes, VIP's, Media and Officials. Over 10,000 spectators will view the athletes representing the nine Saskatchewan Sport Zones. Over 2,000 volunteers from Melfort and area will be needed to organize and stage the event.