Canadian Tire Title Sponsor
Prince Albert, SK — The Prince Albert Winter Festival Society announced that Canadian Tire will again be the title sponsor of the Prince Albert Winter Festival. This is the second year in a row that Prince Albert Canadian Tire store owner Malcolm Jenkins is providing $10,000 to sponsor festival events which will run from February 10 to 24, 2019.
“This extremely generous donation allows us to present a world class festival ,” said society President, Barry Mihilewicz.
“On behalf of the board and the community, we wish to thank Mr. Jenkins for his public-spirited support. It is very fitting that many of the festival events, such as King Trapper, Sled Dog Races, Trade Show, Fish Fry, and Kidz Zone, will be held at the Alfred Jenkins Field House,” noted Mihilewicz.
Jenkins was the lead donor for that facility, which was named in honour of his late father. Jenkins’ contributions to recreational initiatives and the arts are legendary in Prince Albert. He has been honoured with a multitude of awards in recognition of his ability to inspire and mobilize citizens and groups in the community.
Some of these include Citizen of the Year, the Samuel McLeod Legacy Award, the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
“I am very pleased to be a part of this festival,” said Jenkins. “It is an event that showcases the history and traditions of Prince Albert and northern Saskatchewan, while featuring the phenomenal talent that resides here.”
Since 2017, Prince Albert Winter Festival has begun with a prelude event, the Annual Tux & Toques Gala, usually held in January.