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Friday April 20th, 2018 at 11:30am
Hotel Arts, 119 12th Ave SW Calgary Albera

Join us for Champion Chats 2018 as we welcome and celebrate Canada’s champions and hear their stories.

Classroom Champions welcomes the most decorated figure skaters of all time, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, along with Olympic gold medallist and World Bobsled Champion Justin Kripps, to this year’s panel, hosted by Tara Slone of Roger’s Hometown Hockey.

Be part of Champion Chats 2018 conversation! Local business leaders are invited to connect with amazing Canadian Olympic/Paralympic athletes and educators for a lively, inspiring conversation about how champions are made.

Proceeds from Champion Chats 2018 will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to a generous Classroom Champions donor and will support Classroom Champions programs that build strong communities in Alberta by providing students with the skills for success.

Why Sponsor?

Be part of an unforgettable afternoon featuring our panel of Canadian champions, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Justin Kripps, sharing their personal stories with over 300 of Calgary’s business leaders, key decision makers and influencers. Join Olympic/Paralympic athletes and educators for an inspiring, lively conversation about what it takes to be a champion.

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities that will align your brand with this exclusive event and present your organization to a receptive audience. Participating as a sponsor provides the opportunity to:

  • MEET and hear from Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Justin Kripps;
  • HOST your stakeholders and/or engage your team;
  • INCREASE your corporate profile and create greater brand awareness;
  • DEMONSTRATE community leadership;
  • CREATE meaningful moments and inspiring learning opportunities for students in underserved communities.

Proceeds from the event will be matched by a generous Classroom Champions donor.  Champion Chats 2018 will directly benefit classrooms in underserved communities throughout Alberta.

Learn more about the Champion Chats sponsorship opportunities here and be part of our conversation this year.

2018 Panelists


2018 Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
2018 Opening Ceremonies Flag Bearer
2010 Olympic Gold Medalist
2014 Two-Time Olympic Silver Medalist
2016 Grand Prix Final Gold Medalist
2017, 2012 & 2010 World Champion


2018 Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist


Tara Slone

Tara Slone is a Juno-nominated musician and an award winning television host, who can be seen every week alongside co-host Ron MacLean on Rogers Hometown Hockey on Sportsnet.

In tribute to George Gosbee

Champion Chats was founded by, and established in 2016 through the vision of Classroom Champions ambassador, passionate sports fan, and gifted community leader, the late George Gosbee.

George Gosbee was a sports enthusiast, gifted business man, community volunteer, and philanthropist who will long be remembered for his many contributions. Champion Chats is honoured to serve as a legacy of his creativity and generosity.

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Shaw Communications

Athlete Mentor Sponsor

MEG Energy

Teacher Participant Sponsor

Werklund Foundation

Gold Level Sponsor

Allardyce Bower Consulting Inc.

Yangarra Resources Ltd.

McCreath Holdings

Silver Sponsor

Alberta Treasury Branch

Spartan Controls

Maggnum Ventures


McCreath Communications

Team Steffie Foundation

Mawer Investment Management

Purchase Your Sponsorship Today

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