Pfizer Canada Inc. invests additional funds to enhance awareness of Sochi 2014
Canadian Paralympic Team
SOCHI, Russia, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - With the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games set
to begin in just four days, the Canadian Paralympic Committee would like to
celebrate and thank long-time premier partner Pfizer Canada Inc., who have
gone above and beyond their sponsorship agreement and made an additional
financial contribution to the Canadian Paralympic Team.
Pfizer Canada is the CPC's longest standing corporate partner, a relationship
that dates back to 1996.
"Canada's Paralympic athletes are such amazing role models to Canadians of all
ages and we're extremely proud of our association with the Canadian Paralympic
Team," said Rhonda O'Gallagher, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer
Canada Inc. "Through our long-standing partnership with the CPC, we aim to
inspire Canadians to live healthy and balanced lives. We're pleased to
announce this contribution of additional funds to help expand awareness and
support the Canadian Paralympic Team."
The enhanced Pfizer activation for Sochi includes the #PfizerInspire campaign,
which gives fans a behind the scenes view of the Paralympic journeys of sledge
hockey goalie Benoit St-Amand and para-Nordic skier and biathlete Mark Arendz.
Follow along at facebook.com/Pfizer.Canada and twitter.com/PfizerCA.
The Paralympic Games run March 7 to 16. Canada has sent a world-class
contingent of 54 athletes and has medal chances in all sports: para-alpine
skiing, para-Nordic skiing, biathlon, sledge hockey, wheelchair curling and
"We truly appreciate Pfizer's long standing commitment to the Canadian
Paralympic Team and this additional investment shows how powerful our
partnership is," said François Robert, Executive Director, Partnerships, for
the Canadian Paralympic Committee. "Our sincere thanks to Pfizer and to all
our corporate, sport and government partners for everyone's incredible support
of Team Canada in Sochi and beyond. Go Canada go!"
About Pfizer in Canada
Pfizer Canada Inc. is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., one of the
world's leading biopharmaceutical companies. Our diversified health care
portfolio includes some of the world's best known and most prescribed
medicines and vaccines. At Pfizer, we're working together for a healthier
world. To learn more about Pfizer Canada, visit pfizer.ca or you can follow us
on Twitter (twitter.com/PfizerCA) or Facebook (facebook.com/Pfizer.Canada).
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with
25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic
Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's
leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a
sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the
podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance
athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian
Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved
in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more
information, visit www.paralympic.ca
SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
Alison Korn Team Canada Press Chief SOCHI Cell: 938-454-3162 [dial 011-7 from
Heather Bisset Pfizer Canada Inc. Manager, Corporate Affairs
Follow the Canadian Paralympic Committee: www.paralympic.ca
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