Teknion sponsors top Canadian men’s luge racer in Vancouver Olympics

Teknion Corporation congratulates Sam Edney, who placed seventh in the 38-sled field in the men’s luge event during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. The 25-year-old Calgary native made history with his best-ever finish by a Canadian in the men’s singles luge competition. Teknion sponsored Edney through the Canadian Athletes Now Fund – or CAN Fund – a non-profit organization that enables Canadian athletes to pursue their dreams.   


“As a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of office furniture, Teknion has made it a priority to support Canadian design talent,” said Frank Delfino, President, World Markets. “During this Olympic year, we wanted to extend our support to Canadian athletes who have committed their lives to the pursuit of excellence. The entire Teknion team across the country was cheering on Sam. We are so proud of his amazing performance.”


Teknion announced its partnership with CAN Fund as part of the recent opening ceremonies of its Vancouver showroom at 1090 Homer Street – an exciting new venue that provides Canadian architects and designers the opportunity to pursue design excellence.


“Our Vancouver Showroom was completely redesigned to accentuate the latest new Teknion products and demonstrate how they enhance workplace performance,” said Delfino. “By demonstrating our award-winning products, it creates a showcase of design talent – and the impact we’re making in the world of work.”


CAN Fund is a not-for-profit organization devoted solely to raising funds and awareness for the country’s athletes. The fund was set up to help athletes prepare for international summer and winter games. Monies donated to the fund are put directly into the hands of athletes to support their training, coaching, nutrition and living expenses. The mission is to underwrite the expenses of as many athletes as possible, as support is needed years before the medals can be obtained. For more information, visit CAN Fund at www.canadianathletesnow.ca.