|Synchro Canada Designates Plan Canada as National Charity Partner|
Synchro Canada partners with Plan Canada to promote Plan Canada‘s Because I Am A Girl initiative
Ottawa, April 19, 2011 – Synchro Canada is pleased to officially announce its partnership with Plan Canada to raise awareness of the Because I am a Girl initiative.
Because I am a Girl, launched in 2009, is a global movement for social change that invests in girls to help eliminate global poverty and claim a brighter, safer future for girls in the developing world. Plan knows that by investing in girls we can support a generation of empowered women, mothers, workers and leaders who will improve the lives of everyone around them and lift entire nations out of poverty.
Synchro Canada and Plan Canada will collaborate to raise awareness and promote each other in various communication channels. Synchro Canada will add the Because I am a Girl logo on its National Team Apparel, specifically the official training jacket worn by all National Team Members. The partnership will also provide logo visibility on domestic event signage, the national website and social media channels Twitter and Facebook. National Team members will also be participating at Because I Am A Girl events.
“The goal of the Because I am a Girl initiative is a natural fit for Synchro Canada’s programs because of our roots, our historical influence at the international level and the role of women in our sport at all levels,’’ said Synchro Canada’s CEO Catherine Gosselin-Després. ‘’Our sport not only aims to put athletes on the podium, but it is also a school of life where the athletes learn to persevere, and to work as a team and tirelessly in order to attain their goals. Synchronized swimming develops leaders in every community not only in Canada but around the world. We are glad to be a partner of Plan Canada and help continue building leaders in developing countries around the world.”
“We are proud to partner with Synchro Canada, whose athletes represent strong and empowered girls and women here in Canada”, said Plan Canada’s Executive Vice-President, Marketing & Development, Paula Roberts. “ The generous support of the Synchro community will help us in our goal to engage one million girls and women across the country to join the movement and help us raise awareness and $100,000,000 for girls and their communities in the developing world.”
About Synchro Canada
Synchro Canada is the national organization governing synchronized swimming in Canada. It represents 10 provincial associations, a territorial association, as well as some 150 clubs and 12,000 members across Canada. A member of FINA, the world’s governing aquatic sports organization, Synchro Canada promotes the quest for excellence by developing the athletes, citizens and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at every level. Synchro Canada would like to thank its sponsors:
Official partner: Epiderma
Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, B2ten, the Centre national multisport-Montréal
Official suppliers: Speedo, AdUp, MKI Travel, National Car Rental
Official Charity Partner: Plan Canada’s Because I am A Girl Program
For further information, visit Synchro Canada’s Website at www.synchro.ca or follow Synchro Canada on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
About Plan Canada
Plan is a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries. Founded in 1937, Plan is now one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one agenda: to improve the lives of children. For more information, visit plancanada.ca.. The Because I am a Girl initiative is Plan’s global campaign to claim a brighter, safer future for girls. For more information visit becauseiamagirl.ca.
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For more information:
Cell.: (514) 213-9897
Website : www.synchro.ca
Facebook: Synchro Canada
Twitter : www.twitter.com/synchrocanada
Acting Director of Strategic Communications
Phone: 416 920 1654 ext 211
Websites: plancanada.ca or becauseiamagirl.ca
Facebook: Plan Canada or Because I am a Girl Canada
Twitter: twitter.com/plancanada or twitter.com/biaagcanada