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December 7, 2017 (Vancouver)

Principal Sponsors Announced for Vancouver Mother’s Day Run

Popular Vancouver event welcomes BlueShore Financial and The Westin Bayshore


The Vancouver Mother’s Day Run organizers announced today that BlueShore Financial, a local boutique full service financial institution, is now the Title Sponsor of the popular Vancouver event.  The organizers also warmly welcomed The Westin Bayshore, one of Vancouver’s premier hotel properties, as the event’s new Presenting Sponsor.

BlueShore Financial, formerly the Presenting Sponsor, moves to the primary Title Sponsor position of the event that includes a strong team of partners committed to promoting family, health, women, and of course, moms.  The commitment to give back to and support local communities has been a cornerstone of BlueShore Financial values since 1941.


Catharine Downes, VP Marketing for BlueShore Financial commented, “This event aligns perfectly with BlueShore Financial values of supporting overall wellness – both physical and financial. We’re excited to sponsor, volunteer and participate in this special event contributing to a very worthy cause.”


The addition of The Westin Bayshore as a primary sponsor will result in many new and exciting components to the event.  The location of the hotel property on the edge of Coal Harbour and Stanley Park will provide an ideal setting to integrate the many features that make this event one of a kind in Vancouver.

Sarah Woodgate, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Westin Bayshore, added

“We are very excited to be a leading partner in this event.  Westin is a pioneer in running and fitness programs in our industry and this event blends perfectly with our location, our culture and Westin Wellness programs.”


The BlueShore Financial Mother's Day Run & Walk presented by The Westin Bayshore (formerly the Fairmont Mother’s Day Run presented by BlueShore Financial) is a newer Vancouver event that has already become very popular based on the experience that it offers to celebrate moms and families. Mothers are pampered and showered with gifts including a designer scarf at the finish line, and all participants receive an exclusive gift bag. In addition, the event includes champagne giveaways and a finish line festival with music, hair and makeup touch-up stations, yoga and children’s activities.  Participants can run or walk 3k, 5k or 10k on a beautifully designed course that treks through world-renowned Stanley Park and the incredible Vancouver and Coal Harbour Seawall.  Moms are the main focus of the event, however everyone is welcome to participate and walk or run for fun, fitness or a time.


Registration opens today for the event which will take place on Sunday, May 13th.  Special early-bird low pricing and promotions are being offered with registration opening.


For more information or to register, visit www.RunMomRun.ca


About BlueShore Financial

BlueShore Financial is a boutique financial institution providing a full range of personal and business banking, wealth management, insurance and commercial lending solutions. With 12 branches across the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky Corridor, BlueShore Financial helps clients achieve financial wellness® through personalized solutions and expert advice, delivered in a unique Financial Spa® branch environment. BlueShore Financial manages over $5 billion in assets under administration, is consistently ranked among the top financial planning firms in Metro Vancouver, and has been named one of Canada’s Best Small and Medium Employers five years in a row. As an Imagine Canada Caring Company, BlueShore Financial contributes at least 1% of pre-tax profits annually to charities and not-for-profit organizations within the communities it serves. BlueShore Financial is the operating name of BlueShore Financial Credit Union.  Visit us online at blueshorefinancial.com, follow us on Twitter @blueshorenews or connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.


About The Westin Bayshore Vancouver

The Westin Bayshore - A Vancouver Hotel Perfectly in Balance with Its Surroundings.

Experience the unbridled energy of downtown Vancouver, BC with a visit to our hotel. Boasting unparalleled views of the mountains, the coastline, and scenic Stanley Park, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver provides an elegant, restful base from which to explore. Stretch out in your beautifully designed guest room, which features thoughtful amenities and the famous Westin Heavenly Bed®. Enhance your well-being at the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, or discover the area with one of our curated RunWESTIN™ running routes. And be sure to pamper yourself by spending some time relaxing at our in-house spa, Vida Spa Vancouver or nourish your soul at our new H2 Rotisserie & Bar or HJU:Z Lobby Lounge.


About the Run

The BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run presented by The Westin Bayshore consists of a 3k, 5k and 10k Run and Walk in beautiful Stanley Park and Coal Harbour - but that is just the start of the experience! All participants will receive an amazing souvenir technical running shirt and an incredible gift bag filled with goodies. Moms will also be greeted at the finish line with a beautiful commemorative scarf.  If that wasn't enough, the event includes a Finish Line Festival, kid's activities, champagne giveaways and options for a decadent Mother's Day Brunch at The Westin Bayshore and special weekend room rates for participants at Westin Hotels in Vancouver. We encourage Dads and sons to run too! The event is for everyone whether you are an experienced runner or want to join us for a walk - you can participate for fun, family, fitness or for time.


Media Contacts:

Armita Seyedalikhani, Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs

BlueShore Financial

media@blueshorefinancial.com

604-983-4584

Danielle Cunningham, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Danielle.Cunningham@westin.com

604-691-6940

Janet Nielsen, Communications Coordinator

BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run presented by The Westin Bayshore

events@runmomrun.ca