February 23 to March 10, 2021 ribbon Canada Winter Games 2007
Sponsorship - A Vital Component to the 2007 Canada Winter Games


In February 2005, Northwestel announced its commitment as a Major Sponsor of the Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games, becoming the first northern corporate partner to support the Games. Northwestel is recognised as a key contributor to the well-being of northern communities through its community investment program and the volunteer contributions of its employees.

Northwestel’s support has been vital to the planning phase of the Games operations. Northwestel is providing essential telecommunications services including local service and equipment, video and teleconferencing services, and Internet and web hosting services to facilitate the day-to-day operations of the Host Society. . Total contributions of Northwestel, encompassing cash and in-kind gifts, are estimated at over $360 000.

In a press release published February 24, 2005, Northwestel President and CEO Paul Flaherty explained why the company has chosen to support the Games: “Northwestel has a long history of supporting the North's own Arctic Winter Games since their inception in 1974 and this commitment is being carried forward to supporting the Canada Winter Games. We are proud to partner with the Whitehorse 2007 Host Society in bringing this major national event to the North for the first time ever. Our employees here in the Yukon and across the North are also excited about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in hosting one of Canada’s pre-eminent sporting and cultural events”.

Delivering a wide range of telecommunication services to a population of 110 000 Canadians scattered throughout 96 northern communities, Northwestel serves the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and northern British Columbia Throughout its 60 year history, Northwestel has been a key element of the economic, social and cultural development of the North.

For more information about Northwestel, a Major Sponsor of the Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games, please visit www.nwtel.ca.