Mackenzie Investments Sponsors Olympic & World Cup Athlete Georgia Simmerling
TORONTO – September 28, 2017 – Mackenzie Financial Corporation (Mackenzie Investments) is proud to announce it is now an official supporter of World Cup and Olympic Ski Cross athlete Georgia Simmerling.
"Mackenzie Investments is pleased to support such a confident, hard-working athlete such as Georgia Simmerling. As a three time multi sport Olympian, Georgia's resilience and motivation is an inspiration to all Canadians," said Barry McInerney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Investments. "To be the only Canadian athlete who has competed in three different sports is a phenomenal achievement and we are excited to support her as she makes her run to the 2018 Olympics in Ski Cross."
After a successful career as an Alpine Skier, Georgia switched to the Canadian National Ski Cross Team in 2010. When an injury cut her 2014/2015 ski season short, she switched to cycling, quickly becoming one of the best track cyclists in the world as a member of the Canadian Track Cycling National Team. At the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, Georgia helped her team win a bronze medal in the team pursuit cycling event.
When Georgia races for the podium in Ski Cross this season, she will proudly display the Mackenzie Investments logo on her helmet.
"As a snow sport athlete I'm used to seeing the Mackenzie Investments logo on my team. I am incredibly proud to now represent Mackenzie not only as a team sponsor but personally as my headgear sponsor," said Georgia Simmerling. "Mackenzie has been a crucial supporter of snow sports and in particular at the grassroots level. Investing in grassroots programs gives youngsters the opportunity to excel and potentially achieve their dreams of becoming Olympic athletes. I speak on behalf of all snow sports athletes in saying Mackenzie's support allows us to focus on our job of chasing medals for Canada."
Snow Sports Sponsorship
Since 2014 Mackenzie Investments has sponsored Snow Sports Canada, providing support to seven premier national snow sport organizations including Alpine Canada, Biathlon Canada, Canada Snowboard, Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, Cross Country Canada, Nordic Combined Canada and Ski Jumping Canada. Mackenzie Investments also supports grassroots alpine skiing in its home province through a five-year partnership with Alpine Ontario.
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967, and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services. With $68.22 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2017, Mackenzie Investments distributes its investment services through multiple distribution channels to both retail and institutional investors. Mackenzie Investments is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with $147 billion in total assets under management as of August 31, 2017.
Snow Sports Canada is a partnership of seven of Canada's premier winter sport organizations that have joined forces to support the overall development of winter sport in our country. Representing over 93,000 registered members and 5.4 million recreational participants, Snow Sports Canada seeks to leverage the combined experience and expertise of their coaches, trainers, athletes and support staff to deliver high performance content to recreational snow sport participants in Canada. Snow Sports Canada's mission is to ensure the safe participation in, and growth of, winter sport in Canada by providing access to the expertise of our national teams and to support the development of winter sport through the acquisition of corporate partners.