ATCO Continues Legacy Sponsorship of Arctic Winter Games

HAY RIVER, Northwest Territories, March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ATCO today reaffirmed its longstanding support for the Arctic Winter Games, announcing that it would again serve as a Legacy Sponsor of the South Slave 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith from March 18 – 24. ATCO is one of only two Legacy Sponsors, a distinction recognizing companies that have sponsored more than five Games and contributed more than $350,000 in support.

“The North has always been a special place for our company – our commitment to the Arctic Winter Games, the people of the North and the communities we serve has never been stronger,” said Nancy Southern, Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer, ATCO. “From Hay River to Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Iqaluit and beyond, it is our deepest privilege to have supported and served this beautiful and diverse region for more than a century.”

The Arctic Winter Games are the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event with participation from the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, northern Alberta, Nunavik-Quebec, Alaska, Greenland, Sapmi and Yamal. This year’s event will feature 1,800 athletes and cultural participants, and more than 2,000 volunteers and guests from Arctic nations around the world.

“ATCO’s continued investment in multi-sport events assists young athletes in their pursuit of excellence through sport,” said Gregory Rowe, President, 2018 Arctic Winter Games. “As a long-time supporter of the Arctic Winter Games, I am pleased to have ATCO as a Legacy Sponsor for our Games in March.  Through our partnership with ATCO, we are well-prepared to host young aspiring athletes and cultural delegates, officials, mission staff, and volunteers, from across the circumpolar world as they convene in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories to Find Their Power!”

ATCO is one of Northern Canada’s largest, most diverse enterprises. Operating in the Yukon since 1901 and the Northwest Territories since 1951, the company generates and delivers electricity to more than 30,000 customers in dozens of communities across the region. Beyond providing energy infrastructure, the company has also built modular facilities for Canada’s Department of National Defence and continues to provide facility maintenance and support services at Canadian Armed Forces sites across the region.

ATCO also has a long history of building and maintaining meaningful and mutually-beneficial partnerships with Indigenous communities across the North. For more than 30 years, the company has partnered with Denendeh Investments Incorporated in Northland Utilities to deliver energy services across the Northwest Territories. The company also has several other long-standing northern partnerships including one with the Nunavut Petroleum Corporation (representing the Nunasi Corporation and Qikiqtaaluk Corporation) to lease and operate a bulk fuel storage facility and pipeline distribution system in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and with the Northern Aboriginal Services Company (NASCo), to operate and maintain NorthwesTel microwave sites across the North.

With approximately 7,000 employees and assets of $22 billion, ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management); Electricity (electricity generation, transmission, and distribution); Pipelines & Liquids (natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development, energy storage, and industrial water solutions); and Retail Energy (electricity and natural gas retail sales). More information can be found at

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