City Welcomes Triathlon Canada to Victoria

The City of Victoria is pleased to welcome Triathlon Canada to Victoria, relocating from Toronto to develop a strategic partnership with the City. This partnership is expected to provide benefits to both high performance athletes and the greater community.

The national sport organization will be setting up their head office in the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, a space that will accommodate Triathlon Canada’s leadership, administrative and support staff. Victoria will be the nation’s “Home of Triathlon” and the City will be a recognized sponsor of the national team, and the Triathlon Canada race series. The community will also benefit with access to high performance athletes, coaches and training staff for programs, and partnership in community initiatives.

In the four decades since the sport of triathlon was first introduced, athletes in western Canada have been particularly engaged in the sport on both the recreational and elite levels. Local champion Simon Whitfield’s gold medal in the sport’s first Olympic Games served to further highlight the sport within the province and region.

Triathlon Canada is a national sport organization that serves athletes from across the country. The organization’s mandate includes the development of athletes, as well as education and leadership in promoting healthy, inclusiveness activities for all citizens. At the community level, Triathlon Canada participates with local agencies, schools and municipalities in the hosting of events and activities for children and youth.