Bell Aliant and Canada Games

offer the most online access in history of the Games


 bellaliant.net/canadagames is home for the most up-to-date coverage, schedules,

team profiles and interviews live from Halifax

 

Halifax, Nova Scotia – February 2, 2011 – Thanks to the partnership between Bell Aliant and the Canada Games, more coverage and content than ever before will be available online and accessible anywhere in the world.

 

“Bell Aliant is proud to be a part of bringing the Canada Games to Halifax – and especially by helping friends and family throughout the world experience the excitement and achievement of our young athletes as if they were here,” said Dan McKeen, senior vice president of customer solutions, Bell Aliant. “More athletes and events will be showcased online at this year’s Games than ever before with our live streaming coverage, on-the-spot interviews and reporting.”

 

The full broadcast schedule of events, totaling over 700 hours, is available on www.bellaliant.net/canadagames with some of the coverage highlights being:

 

  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • Festival activities at Celebration Square
  • Gold medal games for men’s and women’s hockey
  • Speed skating events at the oval
  • Freestyle skiing at Martock and snowboarding at Wentworth

 

“Bell Aliant’s online coverage of the Games, along with our broadcast coverage, will make the 2011 Games the most accessible in Games history,” said Chris Morrissey, CEO of the Halifax 2011 Canada Games. “It means that the stories of the Games – particularly those of the athletes - can be shared farther than ever before.”

 

“This is a great new offering for the Canada Games as we increase our broadcast options and enhance our online presence by working with Bell Aliant,” said Tom Quinn, Chair of the Canada Games Council. “Almost every sport on our program now has the opportunity for exposure and every Canadian can support our athletes simply by viewing.”

 

In addition to the broadcast coverage, Bell Aliant’s own Jamie Korab, 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist, and John Moore will be the Bell Aliant Insiders, reporting live from Halifax with daily updates and athlete interviews. Fans can also access Twitter and Facebook feeds directly from the four Atlantic provincial teams, the Canada Games Host Society and the Bell Aliant Insiders on the latest activities around the Games. 

 

About Canada Games

Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The 2011 Canada Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport event held in Nova Scotia and Halifax's first Canada Winter Games. From Feb. 11 to 27, more than 2,700 athletes will compete in more than 20 sports, attracting thousands of visitors, VIPs, officials and media. Bell Aliant is proud to be a Major Sponsor.

 

About Bell Aliant

Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™ services. Through its operating entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience.

 


 

For more information:

 

Melissa MacKinnon
Halifax 2011 Canada Games
melissa.mackinnon@canadagames2011.ca

902-490-5695

 

Alyson Queen

Bell Aliant Corporate Affairs

alyson.queen@bellaliant.ca

902-487-5653

 

Patrick Kenny

Canada Games Council

pkenny@canadagames.ca

613-526-2320 Ext. 2704