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TransCanada returns as major Quest sponsor

TransCanada has returned as a major sponsor of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, joining the 2013 team as Official Volunteer Sponsor for the Canadian side.

By Whitehorse Star on October 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm

TransCanada has returned as a major sponsor of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, joining the 2013 team as Official Volunteer Sponsor for the Canadian side.

This will be the sixth year TransCanada has been a sponsor of the Yukon Quest, as they had previously provided support from 2007 to 2011. This is the company’s fifth year at the major sponsor level.

“As the only international marathon sled dog race in the world, we congratulate Yukon Quest on their 30th anniversary,” said Tony Palmer, vice president, Major Projects Development, TransCanada Corporation.

“This event is more than a sled dog race—it connects and fosters a sense of pride in communities all across the top of the world.

“We are very proud to be part of this event as it recognizes the special bond between Canada and the United States and celebrates the uniqueness of Northern culture.”

TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities.

TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometers (42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America.

“Having TransCanada back on board as a major sponsor is huge for the 30th running of the Yukon Quest,” said Marie Belanger, executive director of the Canadian office.

“It’s great to see an organization step up and support our volunteers who are crucial to the success of the race.”

The 2013 Yukon Quest starts February 2 in Whitehorse.

To date, 21 mushers have signed up to run the 30th anniversary edition of the race.

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