Edson Leisure Centre Naming Rights (Dec 3rd, 2013)
TALISMAN ENERGY SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE NAMING RIGHTS OF THE EDSON AND DISTRICT LEISURE CENTRE
On December 3, 2013, Talisman Energy Inc. signed an agreement with the Town of Edson to acquire the naming rights to the Edson and District Leisure Centre (EDLC). As part of its current fundraising strategies, the Town has granted Talisman the right to rename the EDLC, as well as certain promotional and business rights.
The agreement is for the amount of $100,000 annually for 20 years for a total of 2 million dollars. The new name and logo of the EDLC have not been decided yet; however, it is expected that Talisman and the Town of Edson will make a final decision early in the new year.
"We are very excited about this agreement, since it showcases Talisman’s commitment to the communities where we live and work,” says Chad Wilson, Talisman’s Edson Operations Manager. “This partnership with the Town also highlights Talisman’s strategic goal of investing in areas and communities where activity levels and ongoing operations are essential to our success.”
Greg Pasychny, Mayor of the Town of Edson, says he is very excited to sign this agreement with Talisman. “It shows a strong commitment to the Edson area and demonstrates what can be accomplished when the business community and municipalities work together. We look forward to this partnership!”
The Edson and District Leisure Centre currently houses an indoor swimming facility and two ice sheets. It is home to the Edson Orca’s swim club, the Edson Figure Skating Club, the North Central Hockey League’s Edson Ice, as well as many other minor hockey and ringette teams.
Talisman Energy Inc. is a global upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada. Talisman has two core operating areas: the Americas (North America and Colombia) and Asia-Pacific. Talisman is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index. Talisman is listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TLM. Please visit our website at (www.talisman-energy.com).