Jan 19, 2015

Water Polo Canada strengthens its partnership with Talisman Centre

Water Polo Canada - (MONTREAL, January 16, 2015) – Water Polo Canada’s executive director Martin Goulet and Talisman Centre CEO Jeff Booke put the ink to the paper this week, penning an agreement that renews and strengthens the long-standing partnership between their two organizations.
“We are pleased to have built an exceptional relationship with Talisman Centre over the years and our Men’s National Training Centre directly benefits from this collaboration,” said Martin Goulet. ”Jeff Booke and his team have been incredibly supportive of our athletes and of our staff and it has also been a real pleasure working with such a dynamic and proactive partner,” he continued.
“Being the official National Training Centre for the Men’s National Water Polo Team provides our team and the City with a sense of pride and accomplishment,” says Jeff Booke, CEO of Talisman Centre. “It’s a pleasure to watch this team evolve over the years as they train for excellence at Talisman Centre 6 days a week.” Our recent Sport Partner Criteria has elevated the Team to our highest COMPETE level, which provides the group with integrated sport training services, and additional promotional and financial benefits.”  These improvements along with our close collaboration on events and international camps, creates a vital role in supporting these high performance athletes.”
The Men’s National Team Program has been centralized at Talisman Centre since the late 1990’s. Canada’s twenty-five top high performance water polo athletes train regularly under its roof as part of the men’s senior team program.
“This Memorandum of Understanding between Water Polo Canada and Talisman Centre now goes an extra step in formalizing our partnership and sets up the bases for a continued, mutually beneficial association in the future,” concluded Goulet.
About Talisman Centre
Talisman Centre has been one of Calgary’s most iconic and beloved facilities for more than 30 years located in the heart of downtown and set in the middle of beautiful Lindsay Park. Talisman Centre provides elite and amateur athletes with an inclusive atmosphere and wide spectrum of world-class training services. It continues to serve as the training facility for many of Canada’s Olympic, Paralympic and World Champion athletes. The uniqueness of the facility can be experienced daily as citizens of Calgary work out and train alongside world class athletes. Rediscover Talisman Centre and its cutting edge programs and services by visiting www.talismancentre.com

To speak to a spokesperson, contact: Aimee Johnston, Sport Director, Talisman Centre, 403 355 1244

About Water Polo Canada  (www.waterpolo.ca)
Water Polo Canada (WPC) is the National Sport Organization for Water Polo in Canada.  It is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operating under a Board of Directors elected by provincial/territorial members. Its purpose is to nationally lead the growth and the pursuit of excellence for the sport of water polo while respecting the following set of values: Accountability, Commitment, Equity, Innovation, Integrity and Teamwork. Water Polo Canada acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada and of other partners such as Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Sport Institutes network and the Coaching Association of Canada.

Contact information: Pascale BeaudoinWPC Communications, (514) 758-7472 orpbeaudoin@waterpolo.ca

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