Leading industry brands are coming together for the fourth annual Canadian Cup for The Conservation Alliance at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market's Industry Party on January 23. Hosted by Canadian brands Arc'teryx, Baffin and Canada Goose, the event is expected to raise more than $10,000 for The Conservation Alliance. The 2013 tournament will be made up of veteran and rookie tournament competitors with teams from Alaskan Retailers, Arc'teryx, Baffin, Canada Goose, Eddie Bauer, Icebreaker, Keen, Nikwax, The North Face, PrAna, PrimaLoft, Outdoor Retailer, Yukon Charlie's, Woolrich and Rogers Corporation.
â€œSince its inception, this tournament has created a great energy and awareness around The Conservation Alliance at the OR Winter Market show, and we are excited for its fourth consecutive year,â€ said John Sterling, executive director of The Conservation Alliance.
The 16 participating teams will play single-elimination, four-on-four games, putting their hockey skills to the test in an effort to take home the 2013 Cup. At the 2012 tournament, Keen defeated Canada Goose in the championship game and will be looking to defend its title.
â€œThe Canadian Cup is a great example of what sets this industry apart,â€ said Kenji Haroutunian, director of the Outdoor Retailer Show. â€œThere's no doubt this kind of action, creativity, camaraderie and passion does not happen within any other business category or trade show. It continues to put an exclamation point on the end of Day 1 and makes for a great party, but the real winner is The Conservation Alliance, an organization close to all our hearts.â€
Funds raised for The Conservation Alliance support efforts to protect wild places throughout North America. Since its inception in 1989, the Alliance has contributed nearly $11.2 million to grassroots environmental groups.
About The Conservation Alliance: The Conservation Alliance is an organization of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas. Since its inception in 1989, the Alliance has contributed nearly $11.2 million to grassroots environmental groups. Alliance funding has helped save over 49 million acres of wildlands; 28 dams have either been stopped or removed; and the group helped preserve access to more than 17,000 miles of waterways and several climbing areas. For complete information on the Conservation Alliance, see www.conservationalliance.com.
About Canada Goose: For over 50 years, Canada Goose has been committed to producing the best extreme weather outerwear in the world; proudly made in Canada. From the South Pole research facilities and the Canadian High Arctic, to the streets of New York City, Stockholm, Paris, Toronto and Tokyo, people wear Canada Goose products because of its reputation for authenticity, best quality, functionality and iconic style. Canada Goose supports Polar Bears International as well as a number of charitable organizations and outdoor ventures that provide commitment to Arctic stewardship and the environment. Visit www.canada-goose.com for more information.
About Arc'teryx: Arc'teryx has built a reputation as an innovator in the outdoor industry, creating products of pioneering design, original construction techniques, and quality materials that enhance personal performance in the outdoors. Arc'teryx's head office is in North Vancouver, BC, with manufacturing and distribution facilities in Burnaby, BC and Coquitlam, BC. www.arcteryx.com
About Baffin: For years Baffin has been dedicated to creating industry-leading footwear that performs in extreme conditions. Having travelled to some of the most remote and extreme locations in the world you can rest assured that Baffin will keep you warm no matter where you are! Located in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Baffin has grown to become Canada's largest manufacturer of outdoor and industrial footwear.