August 05, 2011 (Canmore, AB) – A new five-year partnership will help with trail development, improvement and maintenance at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Working with the Friends of Kananaskis and the Alberta Government, Twenty4 Sports Inc., organizers of the 24 Hours of Adrenalin mountain bike race will donate a portion of its special event fees, approximately $8,000 per year, to be used for trail development, improvement and maintenance at the Canmore Nordic Centre.
“I am delighted that 24 Hours of Adrenalin and the Friends of Kananaskis are partnering with us to provide visitors with year-round recreational opportunities at the Nordic Centre,” said Cindy Ady, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation. “Because of this investment, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy recreation and physical activities to help them lead healthier, more active lives.”
The Canmore Nordic Centre has continually improved its trail system since receiving a $75,000 grant from the National Trails Coalition in 2009. The additional funding provided by 24 Hours of Adrenalin will ensure that trail improvements can continue at a steady pace in the coming years.
“As the longest standing annual event at the Canmore Nordic Centre we are once again pleased to play a leading role in the support of mountain biking in Alberta and the Canmore region. Dating back to 1994, the 24 Hours of Adrenalin has championed both recreational and world class athletes in an atmosphere like no other. The Canmore event is designated a “classic” and we at twenty4 sports inc. take our responsibility as leaders to continually champion efforts in support of mountain-biking in Alberta,” said Stuart Dorland President & Founder.