Calgary, AB – Today, Edmonton 2001 World Championships in Athletics is pleased to announce EPCOR as a national supplier.

‘It’s with great pleasure that we announce EPCOR as a national supplier,’ said Jack Agrios, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Edmonton 2001. ‘The experience they have working as a corporate sponsor with many endeavors in our province means I’m confident The World’s will enjoy great benefits from our partnership.’

EPCOR is providing the World Championships in Athletics with support essential to making the event a success. The contribution includes providing staff with expertise to address the infrastructure needs of the event. As well they will assist in decorating the city during the championships with a banner program and provide support for a provincial school program that will leave students in Alberta with a lasting legacy.

‘EPCOR is proud to be the exclusive supplier of electricity to the 2001 World Championships in Athletics,’ said Cairine MacDonald, President of EPCOR Energy Services. ‘The Championships represent an essential element of both our history and our future as Albertans committed to hosting outstanding international sporting events. Athletes, coaches and sports enthusiasts from around the world will experience first hand the warmth of Alberta organizers and volunteers along with our outstanding sports infrastructure.’

EPCOR is an Alberta-based company with $2.4 billion in assets. EPCOR generates 1,782 MW of power; operates transmission and distribution networks; builds and operates water treatment plants; operates Canada’s third largest water distribution network; and sells essential elements for living – power, water and natural gas – to customers across Canada. EPCOR also markets commercial electric services such as landfill gas management, street lighting, electrical and water meter services. More information about EPCOR can be found at <'>.

Tickets for The World’s are available via the web at, through Ticketmaster at (780) 451-8000 and toll free 1-877-240-2001. The 8th IAAF World Championships in Athletics is expected to bring more than 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials from more than 200 countries, to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to compete in 24 men’s and 22 women’s athletic events. More than 2,500 media are expected to attend and provide coverage around the world.

The IAAF World Championships in Athletics is the third-largest sporting event in the world, based on a world-wide television audience of four billion viewers expected to tune in during the ten days of competition. The IAAF World Championships in Athletics is third in scope only to the Summer Olympics and World Cup Soccer. Edmonton 2001 World Championships in Athletics is pleased to acknowledge the following partners: IAAF partners: TDK, Adidas, Coca-Cola, EPSON, SEIKO, Eurovision and TBS; Government; Partners: Canadian Heritage, Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton; National Partners: TELUS and Royal Bank Financial Group. For more information, visit the Edmonton 2001 Web site at

For more information:
Jeff Welke
Media Relations
Edmonton 2001 World Championships in Athletics
Telephone: (780) 821-2704