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Golf Canada and Hudson’s Bay Unveil Golf Uniform for Rio 2016

Hudson’s Bay to outfit Team Canada as Golf marks its return to the Olympic Games

Toronto, ON – (May 11, 2016) – Today, Golf Canada and Hudson’s Bay Company unveiled the uniform that Team Canada golfers will wear when golf makes its historic return to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Unmistakably Canadian with an inspiration that balances tradition, style and strength, the scripting will feature the Canadian Olympic Team mark along with the iconic red Maple Leaf that Canadian athletes have proudly donned in international competition.

“We are excited to partner with Hudson’s Bay in outfitting our Team Canada golfers this summer in Rio de Janeiro,” said Scott Simmons, CEO of Golf Canada. “Golf’s return to the Olympic Games represents an exciting time for our sport both domestically in Canada and globally. With less than 100 days until the start of the golf competition, the momentum is building and there will be an incredible sense of pride to see our Team Canada golfers don the maple leaf during the 2016 Olympic Games.”

The release of the clothing that will adorn Canada’s four athletes—two men and two women—in Rio is specifically logoed to comply with regulations set out by the International Olympic Committee and International Golf Federation.

Canada is proud to enter the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as the ‘defending golf champion’ when the sport makes its long-awaited return to the Olympic stage following a 112-year hiatus. Canadian George S. Lyon of Toronto, an honoured member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame—made history at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis, Missouri when at the age of 46 he captured Olympic gold—the last time the sport was featured in Olympic competition.

“We are thrilled to be the official outfitter for Golf Canada’s National Team and excited to dress our athletes on the field of play during a competition for the first time”, said Liz Rodbell, President, Hudson’s Bay.  “Hudson’s Bay is dedicated to supporting Canada’s up and coming golfers competing on the international stage and has committed to 10% of sales proceeds from the Golf Canada collection to support the national team program.”

Golf fans looking to cheer on Team Canada can purchase a collection of polos, T’s, jackets, pants, shorts and more at Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada and online at thebay.com. Prices range from $29.99 – $99.99.

A field of 120 golfers—60 men and 60 women—will be selected for the Olympic golf competition based on the World Golf Rankings as of July 11, 2016.

The golf program for the 2016 Olympic Games gets underway on August 11 with the men’s competition running August 11-14 followed by the women’s competition August 17-20.

ABOUT HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY

Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world, based on its successful formula of driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, unlocking the value of real estate holdings and growing through acquisitions. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC’s portfolio today includes ten banners, in formats ranging from luxury to better department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 460 stores and 66,000 employees around the world.

In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, and Saks OFF 5TH, along with Find @ Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters. In Europe, its banners include GALERIA Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO, as well as Sportarena.

HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures.  It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany.  In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

ABOUT HUDSON’S BAY

Incorporated in 1670, Hudson’s Bay Company is North America’s oldest company. Hudson’s Bay stores have grown to become Canada’s most prominent department store, today operating 90 full-line locations and thebay.com. It has established a reputation for quality, service, and style by offering well-edited assortments of exclusive and popular fashion, beauty, home and accessory designers and brands. It is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio.

GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.

Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 310,000 golfers at more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Dan Pino
Director, Corporate Communications
Golf Canada
(p) 1-800-263-0009 ext. 406
(c) 416-434-5525
(e) dpino@golfcanada.ca

Michelle Veilleux
Director, Public Relations
Hudson’s Bay
(p) 416-256-5182
(e) Michelle.Veilleux@hbc.com