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Sherbrooke 2013 announces partnership with Bell and unveils RDS and TSN programming
Jul 25, 2013 (01:07 PM EDT)
SHERBROOKE, QC, July 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Host Society of the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013 is proud to announce today, that Bell is a major partner of the country's largest multisport competition and will contribute production and broadcasting resources, wireless and Internet services to support the success of the Games.
Bell is also the main presenter of the swimming events and co-presenter of the basketball and soccer competitions, in addition to being an associated partner of the blog squad.
"Being associated with the largest communications company in Québec and Canada is a considerable advantage. We thank Bell for its wide-ranging support," says Tom Allen, Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013. "By making available the best technology, Bell is contributing to the success of the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013. Bell's major accomplishments and social commitment also represent a source of inspiration for the young athletes who need models of success."
"Bell is proud to support the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013 in Québec, where hundreds of young athletes from across the country will gather to compete, inspire and create memories that will last a lifetime," says Martine Turcotte, Vice Chair, Québec. "Canada's top sports competition, the Games are a unifying event that enables young athletes to excel and to experience and share with sports fans moments of great emotion."
Programming of the Canada Games official broadcasters
In addition to the ceremonies, Canadians will be able to watch live broadcasts of the basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball and beach volleyball competitions, including the women's and men's gold-medal finals.
"The Canada Games are very pleased to work with Canada's broadcast sports leaders," said Tom Quinn, Chairman of the Canada Games Council. "The Games on RDS and TSN will allow viewers from across Canada to discover the country's best young athletes, cheer and celebrate amateur sport and offer an opportunity to experience all the breathtaking moments that the Canada Summer Games always deliver."
"RDS has proudly broadcast the Canada Games for the past 15 years and we are very excited to continue that commitment in Sherbrooke," said Gerry Frappier, President and General Manager of RDS. "The Games are a unique opportunity to witness the emergence of the next generation of home-grown athletic talent. These amateur athletes proudly representing their regions are role models for young people everywhere."
Throughout the Canada Games, Bell Media radio stations nationwide will broadcast exclusive bulletins on the competitions twice daily. Sherbrooke's own NRJ 106.1 and 102.7 Rouge FM will broadcast the entire opening and closing ceremonies of the Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013 live.
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Image with caption: "At the announcement of the partnership with Bell and the official Canada Summer Games presenters. Left to right: Gerry Frappier (RDS), Guylaine Bernier (Canada Games Council), Martine Turcotte (Bell), Mélanie Blouin (athlete), Tom Allen (Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013) (CNW Group/Bell Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130725_C9552_PHOTO_EN_29296.jpg