Burloak Canoe Club Launches 2012 Sponsorship Program

– Opportunity for individuals and organizations to support present and future local
paddling Olympians who call BCC home –

OAKVILLE, ON (July 23, 2012) – On the eve of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games that will see two of its own – Adam van Koeverden and Mark Oldershaw – represent Canada on the world paddling stage, Burloak Canoe Club (BCC) today launched its new 2012 Sponsorship Program.

The program and packages – available at www.burloakcanoe.com under the Our Supporters tab – offer individuals and organizations an opportunity to capture the Olympic spirit and support BCC’s world-class sprint canoe/kayak programs, facilities and local athletes.

A Friend of Burloak package – which features acknowledgement on the BCC website – is available for a one-time contribution of $250. Bronze level sponsorships are $500 and include one-year naming rights on a single-person canoe or kayak. Silver, Gold and Platinum packages are offered for $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000 respectively. Inclusions at these levels are detailed in the Club’s Sponsorship package.

New sponsors for 2012 already include Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic (Gold), Bericap North America (Silver), Bentall-Kennedy (Bronze), and Roe* Massage Therapy & Associates (Bronze).

“Excitement for Adam and Mark is at fever pitch,” said Robert Dance, Commodore, Burloak Canoe Club. “What better way to support them than to be part of their Club’s winning tradition?”

In addition to van Koeverden (2004 Athens, 2008 Sydney) and Oldershaw (2008 Sydney), Burloak Canoe Club is home to a number of past and present Canadian Olympians, including: Brady Reardon (2008 Beijing), Larry Cain (1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona), Scott Oldershaw** (1984 Los Angeles) and Jim Reardon (1972 Munich).

2012 World Cup Champion in Women’s Credit union fees C-1 and C-2 Mallorie Nicholson also trains at BCC.

For more information or to enquire about the 2012 Sponsorship Program package, visit www.burloakcanoe.com or email Fundraising@burloakcanoe.com.