Canada Stands Behind Its Athletes For the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, there will be more than 200 athletes competing for the Canadian Olympic Team and 55 athletes competing for the Canadian Paralympic Team. Canadian Olympic Team members will each receive 39 items and the Canadian Paralympic Team members will each receive 32 items as part of their 2014 uniform, including leisurewear, jackets, pants and accessories. This will outfit them in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, during Podium Presentations, and while simply hanging out in the Olympic village.
The entire 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Team Collection can be purchased online at thebay.com and will be in all locations of Hudson's Bay from October 30 until 2015.
About HBC The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), founded in 1670, is North America's longest continually operated company. In Canada, HBC operates Hudson's Bay, Canada's largest department store with 90 locations, unsurpassed in its fashion, beauty, home and accessory designers and brands, as well as thebay.com. HBC also operates Home Outfitters, Canada's largest home specialty superstore with 69 locations across the country. In the United States, HBC operates Lord & Taylor, a department store with 49 full-line store locations throughout the northeastern United States and in two major cities in the Midwest, and lordandtaylor.com. With approximately 29,000 Associates in Canada and the U.S., Hudson's Bay Company banners provide stylish, quality merchandise at great value, with a dedicated focus on service excellence. The HBC Foundation is one of Canada's leading charitable organizations dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians through programs that reflect our distinct Canadian values. Since 2006, the HBC Foundation has proudly supported Canadian athletes, donating more than $35 million to national sports organizations, including the Canadian Olympic Foundation and Canadian Paralympic Committee. The Hudson's Bay Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "HBC".
About the Canadian Olympic Committee The Canadian Olympic Committee leads the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team's podium success and advances Olympic values in Canada. Independent and predominantly privately funded, the Canadian Olympic Committee delivers resources that Canada's elite athletes need to perform at their best and give their everything every day. The backbone of Canada's Olympic movement, the Canadian Olympic Committee works with National Sport Federations to prepare the Team for the Olympic, Youth Olympic and Pan American Games. By sharing our athletes' stories, we inspire all Canadians through the power of sport: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.About the Canadian Paralympic Committee The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. SOURCE Hudson's Bay Company Image with caption: " Hudson's Bay unveils its Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Collection, modeled by Canadian athletes, in Toronto. From L to R: Front row - Brad Bowden, Dylan Moscovitch, Jean-Luc Brassard, Kirsten Moore-Towers, Billy Bridges, Justine Dufour-Lapointe. Second row - Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, John Leslie, Erin Mielzynski, Cheryl Bernard, Jan Hudec, Mark Arendz. Third row - Lenny Valjas, Brad Spence, Andrew Poje, Kaitlyn Weaver, Robbi Weldon, Jesse Lumsden. (CNW Group/ Hudson's Bay Company)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131030_C8085_PHOTO_EN_32758.jpg