PI Financial Corp. renews support for the Whistler Spirit Run
VANCOUVER, BC – PI Financial Corp. announced today that it has renewed its support for the Whistler Spirit Run & Festival which will take place September 26 and 27 at Whistler Olympic Park. PI Financial will again act as the presenting sponsor for this exciting event. Building upon the successful inaugural event last year, the September run will consist of two days of running with events for all ages and abilities. Saturday will feature a cross-country festival designed for school and club teams as well as competitive runners. Sunday will consist of a 10 km fun trail run for all ability levels as well as a relay for teams of four participants.
Max Meier, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PI Financial Corp., said his firm was pleased to continue its support for this charity running event which fosters healthy communities by involving children as well as adults in an outdoor activity. Whistler Olympic Park, which is located 15 minutes south of Whistler, in the beautiful Callaghan Valley, will be the site of cross country skiing, biathlon and ski jumping events for the 2010 games.
“We are thrilled to have PI Financial back as our presenting sponsors said Peter Diemer, President of the organizing committee. We have been fortunate, that notwithstanding the difficult economic conditions, all of our sponsors from 2008 are back with us this year. We are confident that we can double the number of participants over our first year.”
PI Financial Corp. is a Vancouver-based, full service investment dealer employing 160 people in its offices in Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary.
PI Financial and its Chairman Max Meier, have been strong supporters of Whistler sporting events for the last 15 years. Mr. Meier is the co-founder of the Whistler Cup, an International Juvenile ski event which attracts the best 11 – 14 year-old racers in the world and PI Financial has been a sponsor of that event since its inception in 1993. PI Financial is also the headgear sponsor of Whistler-based Britt Janyk, one of Canada’s premier medal hopes in the upcoming winter games.
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