L-R: Kim Rizzi, WCSG General Manager, Tony Mankowski, VP of Operations at Long Lake and Mistiko the Games mascot.

February 6, 2015

CNOOC Nexen was recently announced as a presenting sponsor for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) held in Wood Buffalo, Alberta. This event is 10 days of amateur sport competition for youth between the ages of 13-23 from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Games are expecting approximately 10,000 visitors and will recruit 3,000 volunteers in the Wood Buffalo region.

“The support from Nexen proves monumental and goes far beyond monetary value,” said 2015 Western Canada Summer Games General Manager, Kim Rizzi. “Nexen's funding contributes to regional sport development, cultural progression and expression, and overall to the health and wellness of Wood Buffalo.”

Giving back to the communities in which we live and work has been a longstanding priority for CNOOC Nexen. All community contributions reflect our corporate culture, our values and support the well-being of our host communities. This sponsorship reinforces that commitment and emphasizes our goal to be a good neighbour.

“CNOOC Nexen is committed to giving back to the communities where we live and operate,” says Tony Mankowski, VP of Operations at Nexen Long Lake. “We are pleased to be a sponsor of the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games. This exciting event will showcase the fantastic facilities in our region, the history and diversity of the people in Wood Buffalo, and provide a forum for high-caliber competition among some of Canada’s most talented athletes.”

Through this contribution, CNOOC Nexen is the presenting sponsor of the Opening Ceremonies which will take place August 7 on the CNOOC Nexen stage at MacDonald Island Park. The Opening Ceremonies will celebrate the rich history and diversity of the people of Wood Buffalo through a montage of dance, music and storytelling. In addition, CNOOC Nexen is also the presenting sponsor of the Triathalon which will take place in Anzac, the neighbouring community of our Long Lake operation, on August 12-16, 2015.

The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games promises to be an exciting event that will celebrate high caliber athletics, cultural events and exhibits that showcase the best of the region. CNOOC Nexen is pleased to be involved in an event that will foster a greater sense of community pride in a region where we live, work and play.