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April 10/09 9:10 am - Alberta Bicycle Association Announces Penn West Energy as a New Sponsor

Posted by Editoress on 04/10/09

Penn West Energy Trust, the largest conventional oil and natural gas producing income trust in North America, has become a sponsor of the 2009 Alberta Bicycle Association (ABA) Canada Games Team.  This support will go directly to preparing Team Alberta cycling athletes competing in the Canada Games in Prince Edward Island from August 18-29, 2009.

Penn West Energy, with its head office in Calgary, prides itself in supporting valuable community initiatives such as amateur sport. The Alberta Bicycle Association President Alan Schietzsch is delighted to have Penn West on board.  “Penn West is a great supporter of amateur sport and the Canada Games - I am happy that such a large energy company has seen the potential in our cycling team.” stated Schietzsch.

Nicole Collard, Penn West’s Manager, Public Affairs stated, “We are proud to sponsor amateur sport because we feel it positively impacts personal growth, sportsmanship and active lifestyles. The Alberta Bicycle Association supports athletes of all ages and competitive levels in an exciting sport and we hope it encourages further interest in cycling -whether it be as an enthusiast, an athlete or as a spectator of the games."

The support will go directly to members of the ABA team at the 2009 Games taking place in Prince Edward Island from August 18-29, 2009.   Penn West Energy is a major sponsor of the Canada Summer Games.

For more information regarding the Alberta Bicycle Association visit  For more information about Penn West visit


ABA press release


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