The energy level in Whitehorse will be at an all-time high in March, when nearly 2,000 participants arrive for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games (AWG).
As a Legacy Partner, ATCO will be putting their expertise to good use, ensuring participants and volunteers have the power they need to make the AWG a success. ATCO will sponsor the Arctic Sports & Dene Games, and provide in-kind electrical services leading up to the 2020 Games.
“When organizing a multi-sport Games there are always logistical challenges, and ATCO has stepped in to provide some solutions when it comes to our outdoor venues,” said George Arcand, President of the 2020 AWG Host Society. “ATCO is an integral partner of the Arctic Winter Games, and we are happy to confirm their support of Northern athletes, artists, and cultural performers will continue in 2020.”
As part of their in-kind contribution, ATCO will help install temporary power additions at the biathlon range on Grey Mountain, in order to ensure the venue can fully operate during the week of competition.
“The North has always been a special place for our company, and it is our privilege to have supported and served this beautiful and diverse region for more than a century,” said Nancy Southern, Chair & Chief Executive Officer, ATCO. “We are honoured to return as a Legacy Partner and sponsor of the Arctic Winter Games, and to enable youth to pursue their dreams through sport.”
With headquarters in Alberta as well as offices in the Yukon, ATCO has long been connected to the Arctic Winter Games. Their sponsorship of Arctic Sports and Dene Games allows a presence at some of the most popular events for spectators.
Arctic Sports consists of several feats of athletic strength and endurance such as the Alaskan high kick, kneel jump, airplane, head pull and knuckle hop. Dene Games events include finger pull, snowsnake, hand games and pole push. Both the Arctic Sports and Dene Games are intertwined with traditional and cultural values.