Monday, June 1, 2009

2010 Arctic Winter Games Sports Ambassador featured in Provincial Tourism Video

Local aerialist, Olympic hopeful, and Sports Ambassador for the 2010 Arctic Winter Games, Ryan Blais has been chosen to represent Alberta‟s North in a promotional video for Travel Alberta.

The video, entitled 'Follow Your Passion to Alberta, features a representative from each of the provinces five regions. Blais was chosen because of the passion he displays for his sport and his community.

The video made its debut to the world at a media event in New York City just over a month ago. The event was hosted by Travel Alberta in an effort to encourage tourists to visit the province.

Back at home, the 2010 Arctic Winter Games committee was paying close attention.

“We're thrilled that Ryan was chosen to represent the North. The passion he shows for his sport, and for the Grande Prairie region, is one of the reasons we invited him to be the Games' Sports Ambassador. So it's certainly no surprise to us that when Travel Alberta was looking for a passionate, inspiring person from the North, that they chose him,” said Games President Debbie Reid.

Throughout his career, Blais has been an active promoter of Alberta's North, taking every opportunity to mention the individuals, businesses and even local facilities that combined with his tremendous talent to help him excel.

As he mentions in the video, “The winters are long and cold, but the people are warm and that's usually what keeps people around, and keeps them coming back to Northern Alberta.” Blais says that was also a factor in why he took the role as Sports Ambassador for the 2010 Arctic Winter Games. “It's a chance to promote our region, and welcome an International audience to visit our community and see first-hand the spirit of our people.”

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