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2015 Canada Winter Games: Official 2015 Games Mobile Site

 

Nanguz, the fox, is the Games mascot
Nanguz, the fox, is the Games mascot

Prince George, BC – The 2015 Canada Winter Games unveiled a mobile sub-site, on February 2nd, optimized for all smartphone platforms. The 2015 Games mobile site, sponsored by Shaw Go WIFI is geared towards 2015 Games athletes, volunteers and attendees and can now be accessed at m.canadagames2015.ca. Users are encouraged to save the link to their home screens or bookmark the site for easy access to the most important 2015 Games information.

“We opted for a mobile site to ensure the information is available to all visitors in a consistent and accessible way. We developed the site with 2015 Games participants and visitors in mind,” says Stuart Ballantyne, 2015 Canada Winter Games CEO. “With the majority of the population utilizing smartphones today, we wanted to give people the opportunity to have easy access to 2015 Games information all in one place, wherever they go, and we’re thrilled to work with OPIN Software on yet another innovative project for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.”

The 2015 Games mobile site is a refined version of canadagames2015.ca and its content and format have been optimized for mobile and tailored for the 2015 Games audience. This digital initiative also ties in to the 2015 Games dedication to finding sustainable solutions and reducing waste. It enabled the 2015 Games to reduce its official programme print run by 50 per cent and instead invest in technology made in Canada.

“……we’re proud to unveil this intuitive and dynamic site full of the most up-to-date information about the 2015 Games,” says Ballantyne. “We are expecting thousands of users from across the nation to follow along on their mobile devices, whether they are in Prince George or checking in from back home.”

The mobile site contains information most pertinent to Canada Games’ fans: results, medal standings, athlete profiles, venue locations and descriptions, links to watch live streaming coverage of sports, sport and cultural schedules, weather and area maps. General visitor information—provided by Tourism PG’s own database of what to do, where to go, and where to eat in Prince George—is also included. Partial funding for the project came from a Northern Development Initiative Trust grant.

“Northern Development is proud to support the 2015 Canada Winter Games’ mobile site with a $14,250 grant,” said Janine North, CEO, Northern Development. “This mobile site provides visitors with a go-to place for all things related to the 2015 Games and the Prince George region, which will generate additional revenue for businesses during the 2015 Games, strengthening the economy.”

2015 Games’ attendees and fans are encouraged to save the link below to their device’s home screen or bookmark the URL to have direct access to the most current and relevant information during the 2015 Canada Winter Games:

m.canadagames2015.ca

About 2015 Canada Winter Games:

From February 13 – March 1, 2015, Prince George and Northern British Columbia will play host to 2,400 athletes, 1,000 coaches and officials, up to 4,500 volunteers, hundreds of media and thousands of visitors. The 2015 Canada Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport and cultural event to ever be held in Prince George and northern British Columbia and is forecasted to generate an economic impact of over $90 million while building champions and inspiring dreams amongst Canadian youth. Athletes from 10 provinces and three territories will compete in 19 sports with the dream of becoming Canada’s next champions. In 2015, choose your path, leave your tracks, and journey with the 2015 Canada Winter Games as we host the nation and share a northern story with all of Canada.

About the Official Host First Nation:

The traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh stretches 4.3 million hectares from the Rocky Mountains to the Interior Plains, and includes the City of Prince George. The word, Lheidli, means, “Where the two rivers flow together,” referring to the Nechako and Fraser Rivers, and T’enneh means, “the people”. Downtown Prince George and the surrounding neighborhoods now sit on the site that was originally the Fort George Indian reserve, established in 1892. The history of the Lheidli T’enneh is a big part of the history of the City of Prince George and the entire region.

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