GLOBALFEST TO CELEBRATE ALPINE SKIING WITH FIREWORKS

GlobalFest to Celebrate Alpine Skiing with Fireworks
 
CALGARY, AB  (March 5, 2015) The 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships are underway at Panorama Mountain Resort, BC. From Feb 28 to March 10, Alpine Canada Alpin is hosting 130 skiers from 30 countries, and GlobalFest will be participating in the closing ceremonies. 
 
Closing ceremonies will include an awards presentation, taking down of the flags, and a pyromusical by GlobalFest at approximately 8:30pm on Tuesday, March 10. The closing ceremonies will be streamed live on www.cbc.ca/sports/skiing. The 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Live streaming schedule can be found at cbcsports.ca
 
“It’s going to be awesome,” said Ken Goosen, Producer for GlobalFest. “We are so honoured to be part of such a great celebration.”
 
The Canadian team is doing exceptionally well at the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships. Mac Marcoux and brother BJ Marcoux (guide) claimed another silver for Canada in today’s Super-G (visually impaired) race. This makes two podiums in two days for the Marcoux brothers.
 
The Canadian Para-Alpine Team is focused on a strong showing with potential for several podiums at the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships. Canada has a ski team full of strength, focus and past success. Canadian athletes to watch are:  Matt Hallat, Kimberly Joines, Mac Marcoux, Braydon Luscombe, Kurt Oatway and Kirk Schornstein.
 
The 2015 IPC Alpine World Ski Championships will be the biggest gathering of skiers since Sochi 2014 and is set to feature close to 120 athletes from 25 countries, which includes some of the biggest names on the IPC World Cup circuit.  The festivities began with Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, February 28th. The competition began March 4th with the first race – Downhill.  
 
Make sure to bundle up, grab your Canadian colours, cow bells and cheer on our Canadian hopefuls that are competing at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships. 
 
GlobalFest would like to thank Alpine Canada Alpin for allowing us to be part of such a grand international event. 
 
For more information about GlobalFest, visit www.globalfest.ca.
For more information about IPC Alpine Skiing go to www.ipc-alpineskiing.org.
For more information about IPC Alpine Skiing and Panorama 2015, please
contact: Brianne Fodor Alpine Canada Alpin bfodor@alpinecanada.org , cell 403-826-6393
or Lisa Thomson, volunteerlt@alpinecanada.org 
 
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ABOUT GLOBALFEST
GlobalFest is “Alberta’s Most Explosive Festival!”™ Every year in August, GlobalFest celebrates Calgary’s multicultural communities and showcases these groups with ethnic food booths, cultural pavilions, performance stages, a night market, and so much more. At the end of each evening, a 22 minute pyromusical from one of the four international fireworks teams lights up the night’s sky. This year’s teams include China, Philippines, Spain and Vietnam, with team Canada, as host, presenting Finale. The 2015 festival is set for August 20 - 29. 
 
ABOUT ALPINE CANADA ALPIN
Alpine Canada Alpin is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners and donor’s along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medalists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.  To learn more, please visit alpinecanada.org 
 
À PROPOS D’ALPINE CANADA ALPIN
Alpine Canada Alpin est l'organisme national gérant le ski alpin, le ski para-alpin et le ski cross de compétition au Canada.  Grâce à l'appui de précieux partenaires corporatifs et de donateurs ainsi que du Gouvernement du Canada, du programme À nous le podium et du Comité canadien olympique, Canada Alpin forme des médaillés olympiques, paralympiques, de championnats mondiaux et de Coupe du monde afin de stimuler visibilité, inspiration et croissance au sein de la communauté de ski.  Veuillez nous visiter àwww.alpinecanada.org
 
 
INFORMATION
Ken Goosen
Producer
GlobalFest
C 403-604-5172
 
 
Brianne Fodor
Director, Marketing & Communications
Alpine Canada Alpin
C 403-826-6393

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