PI Financial Corp. announced today that it has renewed its support for the Whistler Spirit Run & Festival which will take place September 26 & 27, 2009 at Whistler Olympic Park. PI Financial is the presenting sponsor for this exciting event. Building upon the successful inaugural event last year, the September run consists of two days of running with events for all ages and abilities.
According to Max Meier, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PI Financial Co, “Our firm is pleased to be supporting a charity running event that focuses on promoting healthy communities right here in British Columbia.”
Whistler Olympic Park, which is located 15 minutes south of Whistler, in the beautiful Callaghan Valley, will be the site of cross country skiing, biathlon and ski jumping events for the 2010 games.
“We are thrilled to have PI Financial back as our presenting sponsor. We have been fortunate, that notwithstanding the difficult economic conditions, all of our sponsors from 2008 are back with us this year. We are confident that we can double the number of participants over our first year.” – Peter Diemer, President, Callaghan Valley Sport & Cultural Centre.
PI Financial Corp. is a Vancouver-based, full-service investment dealer employing 160 people in its offices in Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary.
PI Financial and its Chairman Max Meier, have been strong supporters of Whistler sporting events for the last 15 years. Mr. Meier is the co-founder of the Whistler Cup, an International Juvenile ski event which attracts the best 11-14 year-old racers in the world and PI Financial has been a sponsor of that event since its inception in 1993. PI Financial is also the headgear sponsor of Whistler-based Britt Janyk, one of Canada’s foremost medal hopeful in the upcoming winter games.