Grande Prairie - Debbie Reid, president of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games Host Society gave accolades to the local businesses and community volunteers for their generous contributions toward the new Games office and store. Reid announced that the new Games office and store facility, along with all the set-up costs including wiring, phones, construction and furnishings were provided through donations and sponsorship.
"The support that our organization has received to open this office and store is overwhelming," said Reid. "Our business community stepped up so generously and so willingly, and our volunteers worked tirelessly painting and scrubbing and preparing for this day. The Arctic Winter Games is both proud and humbled to announce that we are able to set-up the office and store free of any cash outlay to our organization.
When you experience this type of commitment, you really have to appreciate how fortunate we are to live among people who care so much about their community."
Reid made the announcement at today's grand opening of the new Arctic Winter Games office and store, located at Ernie's Sports Plaza. The store will be open with limited hours for the sale of 2010 Games merchandise. The first line of merchandise is also available to order online through the Games website.
Local government representatives were on hand for the grand opening and for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Assisting Reid with cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening were City of Grande Prairie Mayor Dwight Logan, County of Grande Prairie Councilor Leanne Beaupre and M.D. of Greenview Councilor Lesley Vandemark.
Members of the 2010 Host Society also expressed appreciation to the newest sponsors of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games. These sponsors were recognized for their contributions to the new office and store, as well as to the Games, which will held in our city next March.
The Arctic Winter Games invites the public to come by and see their new space at 11500-100 Street, or to go online and check out their merchandise at www.awg2010.org.
The Arctic Winter Games is an international sport and cultural event that provides Northern youth with an opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and showcase their talents. The 2010 Games will be held in Grande Prairie from March 6-13.
For further information contact:
2010 Arctic Winter Games
Cell: (780) 512-6346