WesternOne Inc.’s Modular Building Division Britco Announced as Official Sponsor of the 2015 Canada Winter Games
VANCOUVER, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – WesternOne Inc. (TSX: WEQ, WEQ.DB,
WEQ.DB.B and WEQ.DB.C) (“WesternOne”) today announced that its Modular
Building Division, Britco has been named as an Official Sponsor of the
2015 Canada Winter Games.
As an Official Sponsor of the 2015 Canada Winter Games, Britco will
provide contributions in kind for the Host Society’s modular building
requirements. Britco will also assist the Host Society with planning
and development of the modular building program, including use, design
and logistics for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
“Britco is proud to be the exclusive modular building supplier for the
2015 Winter Games. We are looking forward to assisting the Host Society
in meeting the space and logistics requirements and to welcoming
athletes from across Canada to this exciting sporting and cultural
event in Prince George,” says Britco President, Mike Ridley.
A unique element of the partnership will see Britco transform four of
the modular buildings constructed for the 2015 Games into completely
furnished libraries when the 2015 Games end. These libraries will be
donated to First Nations communities in northern BC as a legacy project
for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. This remarkable project highlights
the sustainability, flexibility and reusability of modular buildings.
“Britco shares the same values as the 2015 Canada Winter Games, in their
dedication to legacy and sustainability, which makes them an
exceptional partner,” explains Stuart Ballantyne, CEO 2015 Canada
Winter Games. “Not only will Britco provide the 2015 Games with the
same caliber of modular buildings used by the 2010 Olympics, their
literacy project for First Nations Communities is commendable. We’re
thrilled to have them on board.”
“This is a great opportunity for Britco to build on our experience of
providing innovative and sustainable community legacies,” says Ridley.
“We saw how–after the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games–our legacy buildings
helped transform local communities, and we are committed to continuing
that tradition with the 2015 Canada Winter Games.”
After the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, ten buildings originally used as
commentator booths for the international media during the Vancouver
2010 Winter Games were transformed into libraries and donated to First
Nations communities in remote communities in BC.
With approximately 1,000 employees and operations in Australia, Canada,
and the United States, Britco is one of the largest modular
construction companies in the industry. Britco provides temporary and
permanent residential and commercial modular buildings and offers
leading design-build capabilities as well as turnkey construction
management services for a wide range of customers in the construction,
energy and resource sectors. Britco is headquartered in Langley,
British Columbia and its parent company is WesternOne Inc. Additional
information about Britco and WesternOne is available at www.britco.com, www.weq.ca, or www.sedar.com.
About the 2015 Canada Winter Games:
The 2015 Canada Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport and
cultural event to ever be held in Prince George and northern British
Columbia and is forecasted to generate an economic impact of $70 – $90
million while building champions and inspiring dreams amongst Canadian
youth. Athletes from ten provinces and three territories will compete
in 19 sports with the dream of becoming Canada’s next champions. In
2015, choose your path, leave your tracks, and journey with the 2015
Canada Winter Games as we host the nation and share a northern story
with all of Canada.
WesternOne seeks to acquire and grow businesses in the construction and
infrastructure services sector in order to generate stable and growing
dividends to its shareholders and to achieve capital appreciation.
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SOURCE WesternOne Inc.