Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and the Canadian Soccer Association are proud to announce that Canon Canada Inc. has become a Primary Level Partner of the Canadian Soccer Association and its National Teams, and an Associate Sponsor of the Association’s Active Start Soccer Fests, effective today. Canon will be the Exclusive and Official Supplier of Consumer Imaging Equipment, Office Equipment and Medical Equipment for the Canadian Soccer Association.
“Canon has a long and proud history of supporting soccer around the globe,” said Colleen Ryan, Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Canon Canada. “Soccer is the largest participatory sport in Canada and is the fastest growing sport in the country. We are extremely proud to support all levels of soccer in Canada, from being a Primary Level Partner of the Canadian Soccer Association and the Canadian National Teams, to being an Associate Sponsor of the more than 150 Active Start Soccer Fests that take place across Canada between April and September every year.”
Soccer will take a lead role on the Canadian sport landscape over the next few years, hosting some of the world’s largest and most important events, including the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament at BC Place in Vancouver, January 19 – 29, 2012.
“Canon’s involvement in soccer around the world over the years makes this a natural fit for the Canadian Soccer Association,” said Peter Montopoli, General Secretary, Canadian Soccer Association. “Having one of the world’s most valuable brands on board at the Canadian Soccer Association clearly illustrates that Canadians are embracing ‘the beautiful game’ and are committed to growing the game across the country.”
As part of the five-year agreement, Canon Canada will provide the Canadian Soccer Association with a variety of camera and video equipment, office equipment, as well as providing cameras to every Active Start Soccer Fests across Canada.