VICTORIA –Vikes Athletics and Recreation joined with Dairyland on Thursday to unveil the Dairyland Studio in the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), celebrating the occasion with a free spinning class and prizes.
“We at Saputo have been a long time partner of the University of Victoria and are very proud to have the opportunity to contribute to CARSA’s future,” said Graison Corney, Regional Sales Manager at Saputo, Dairyland’s parent company. “Our Dairyland brand has strong roots on Vancouver Island, and we are excited to become even more entrenched in the Vikes Student life with the naming of this studio.
“We would like to thank UVic for their ongoing support and look forward to a continued partnership.”
The Dairyland Studio is just the most recent in a long line of partnerships between the Vikes and Dairyland as part of the company’s commitment to supporting the development of active, healthy lifestyles of all types. Among its many bikes, the studio includes a hand Krankcycle that’s available for anyone to use, with or without a wheelchair.
Representatives from Dairyland were present to celebrate the unveiling, along with UVic’s Associate Vice-President of Alumni Development, Tom Zsolnay. Clint Hamilton, Director of Vikes Athletics and Recreation, was on hand to give remarks.
“Dairyland is an organization with whom we have a long relationship partnering to promote healthy, active living and sport,” said Hamilton. “The spin studio is very popular in our facility and we are fortunate to have the support of Dairyland as one of our many supporters who helped make CARSA a reality.”
Dairyland is a longstanding supporter of Vikes Athletics and Recreation. The company’s commitment to giving back to local communities has led them to support ThunderFest, the annual festival to kick of the Vikes’ varsity season, as well as the UVic Golf Classic, Vikes Summer Camps and a variety of other worthy initiatives.
For more information on Dairyland and its commitment to giving back, click here.