Section: Member News
Shred into Ski Season with Club Med's New All-Inclusive Ski Resorts and Offerings
With bookings for Club Med's all-inclusive ski resorts in Canada and the Alps currently trending, Canadians are already planning their upcoming ski vacations following two years of travel restrictions.
Stamp celebrates the shared experience millions of Canadians had watching Team Canada's epic Summit Series victory 50 years ago
Special video also released with prominent Canadians sharing their Summit Series memories
Canadian Olympic Committee signs agreement with independent safe-sport program
Stakeholders to be granted access to national integrity commissioner by Dec. 21.
Roger Federer bids farewell in last match before retirement
Spectators came from all over, no distance too far to travel, no expense too great.
WFGIAC Announces Canadian Sports Sponsorship with Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling
Along with in-venue opportunities, this partnership will include WFGIAC commercial spots on national television live on Sportsnet during exclusive Grand Slam coverage, plus targeted digital ad units as well as sole sponsor in the Life Insurance category.
Sports Excellence Corporation Launches Exclusive In-House Brand: EOS – Essence of Sport
The EOS line made its debut in September 2022 with a bold new baselayer and accessory line. Shirts, pants, jocks, bags, socks, and skate soakers are all included in the lineup.
BAFFIN ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CANADA OCEAN RACING
CANADIAN BRAND TO SPONSOR NEW OFFSHORE SAILING CAMPAIGN
JPX923 IRON SERIES: ENGINEERED FOR CUSTOM
The new family features five unique iron models developed USING Swing DNA data from over 350,000 real golfers.
CANADA ANNOUNCES SQUAD FOR SEPTEMBER MATCHES AHEAD OF FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR 2022
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team have announced their squad for the upcoming September 2022 international window with matches against Qatar on Friday 23 September.
Roger Federer says he's retiring from tennis after upcoming Laver Cup
Swiss star to end career with 20 Grand Slam titles, 103 singles titles.
Jets welcome Canada Life as first-ever jersey patch partner The partnership is part of the NHL's new Jersey Advertising Program
The partnership is part of the NHL's new Jersey Advertising Program.
Michael Jordan ‘Last Dance’ Jersey Sells for Record $10.1M
Jordan’s jersey from Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals was auctioned off at Sotheby’s for $10.1 million. The original estimate for the jersey was only $3-$5 million.
Kanye West Seeks To End Relationship With Gap And Adidas
Gravante said West plans to open Yeezy retail stores.
Report: Steph Curry Nearing $1B Lifetime Contract With Under Armour
Curry left Nike in 2013 for a roughly $4 million per year deal with Under Armour.
Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard Transfers Ownership of Business: ‘Earth Is Now Our Only Shareholder’
The decision comes as an alternative to selling the company or taking it public, Chouinard said.
Skechers and Brooks Settle Infringement Suit Over ‘5’ Mark
Skechers said in the initial complain that a court in Germany had already blocked Brooks from using the confusing mark there.
BMO kicks-off partnership with international soccer star Alphonso Davies with a new campaign to grow the game together
The campaign comes as Canadian soccer is enjoying a moment on the world stage.
Swagman Promotion
Join us in thanking Michael for his years of service.
Perry Grago Resigns
We wish him success in his future endeavours.
Altitude Sports Names Entrepreneur Raff Paquin CTO
He will contribute to the growth of Altitude Sports’ Marketplace, the continuous renewal of the technological infrastructure, as well as development in different markets.
KOMBI Nomination and Job Posting
Founded in 1961, KOMBI is the Canadian leader in winter accessories.
David McCartney Joins Big Rock Sports as President
He will join the executive team at Big Rock’s home office in Graham, NC.
GRIT lets Python out of the bag: Releases New Python 900 Hockey Glove
The Python solves a long standing tradeoff in Glove design.
Head Canada Adds Management Strength to its Sales and Marketing Team
Zoe will be based in Calgary while working closely with the Marketing, Sales and Operations team in Guelph, ON.
The 33rd Annual 65 Roses Ladies Golf Classic is Fundraising for a Cure!
Events like this one are more important than ever for their support of CF.
IRL Becomes the Official Group Messaging and Fan Chat Platform of UFC
In a first-of-its-kind global partnership, UFC and IRL launch "Join the Conversation" and "Social Tagboard" content features, bringing UFC's athletes and fans together around its biggest events on the fastest growing social message app.
This Runner Couldn’t Find the Right Shoes for Races, So She Launched Her Own Women’s-Focused Brand
The waitlist is open now, and Hilma confirmed it has already received thousands of signups.
IOC decision on 2030 Olympic host postponed until at least September 2023
Indigenous-led B.C. bid amid contenders to stage Winter Games.
Premier League matches, other British sporting events postponed after Queen's death
Play was suspended at BMW PGA Championship, while the Tour of Britain cycling race was declared over.
City of Toronto celebrates new class of athletes, builders, legends and volunteers during Toronto Sport Hall of Honour Induction Ceremony
It was the first time the event has been hosted in-person since 2019.
Puma’s First Metaverse Experience, Black Station, Debuts At New York Fashion Week
Puma Black Station is reimagined as an immersive and interactive place to experience the future of the brand.
Home-grown fitness chain Movati suddenly shuts its London gyms
A fitness chain founded in London is suddenly closing its two locations in the city.
Fearing cancelled hockey games, this northern Ontario league will pay for new gear for refs
Lower-tier games at risk of being cancelled without enough people willing to don the stripes.
These New Products and Categories Are Fueling Lululemon’s Growth
Lululemon isn’t just about leggings anymore.
Orangetheory Appoints President Of International
Before being selected for the job, Dun,lop was global president at CrossFit, LLC.
Decathlon Opens 1st ‘City’ Concept Store at Toronto’s Union Station [Photos]
Decathlon has been on a cross Canada expansion, which currently sits at twelve locations.
Hamilton Marathon returns with scenic new course and same great focus on community
Popular event scheduled for Nov. 5-6.
ADIDAS CANADA ANNOUNCES AKIM ALIU AS NATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADOR, SUPPORTING DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY IN SPORT
Partnership with Akim Aliu, Co-Founder of Hockey Diversity Alliance, Reinforces adidas Canada's Commitment to Fostering a Culture of Equality, Diversity and Shared Opportunity, Driving Change and Empowering Youth.
BioSteel Celebrates Toronto Blue Jays Sponsorship with Launch of New Limited-Edition Flavour
Hydration leader launches Blue Jays Blue Cherry sports drink in stores across Atlantic Canada and Quebec.
Former Maple Leafs coach Babcock resigns as coach of U. of Saskatchewan hockey team
Associate coach Cote to take over for Huskies after Babcock's 1 season with team.
Canada's men's basketball team is back on the road to the Olympics
FIBA World Cup qualifying resumes Thursday in Victoria.
Elite: Iconic Canadian brand Ciele Athletics launches a top-of-the-line collection
Available exclusively online
Women's professional hockey growing in North America, but in parallel universes
Women's professional hockey is expanding in North America, but remains divided.
New Canadian offshore sailing campaign launched, seeking to make history
A core team of Canadian sailors will manage the day to day running of the yacht's technical performance while the team embarks on a rigorous schedule of offshore training and race preparation.
Callaway Golf Company To Change Name To Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp.
The company expects the corporate name change to be effective on or about September 6, 2022.
History Is Made As Sarah Nurse Becomes First Woman Ever On The Cover of EA SPORTS™ NHL® Video Game
After winning a gold medal in women's hockey and breaking the points record at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, the Dulcedo talent graces the cover along with Anaheim Ducks player Trevor Zegras.
MINT GREEN APPOINTS CRAIG LOCKHART AS DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SALES
Lockhart to lead the launch and growth of Mint Green’s new Corporate Division.
Senior Sales & Marketing Executive Sarah Accettura Joins Can-Am Sales Group
Sarah is a well-respected industry veteran who brings to Can-Am a wealth of sales and marketing
experience in the General Merchandise space.
Canada’s MEC To Launch On TheBay.com And Shop-in-Shops Inside Hudson’s Bay
Later in the season, an extended MEC offering is set to debut on TheBay.com.
Foot Locker Appoints New CEO, Dick Johnson To Retire
Johnson has had a three-decade-long career at Foot Locker, including serving as the company’s CEO since 2014, following two years as COO and holding multiple divisional leadership roles.
Nike And Adidas Settle Flyknit Infringement Lawsuit
The filing does not disclose the settlement terms.
SoulCycle to Exit Canada and Shut Remaining Location in Toronto
The company had planned a national expansion and ended up only opening three storefronts, two of which have already closed.
Zellers Stores to be Revived by Hudson’s Bay Company [Exclusive]
Included in the new rollout will be physical Zellers stores within existing Hudson’s Bay department store locations in Canada, as well as a website that will include a marketplace component.
Decathlon Canada Opens New City Concept Store in Toronto's Union Station
A First in Canada, the Concept Store Will Feature A Selection of the Brand's Top-Selling Gear.
QUARK EXPEDITIONS INTRODUCES A NEW STYLE OF CAMPING IN THE POLAR REGIONS
Quark Expeditions, the global Leader in Polar Adventures, has expanded its overnight camping opportunities for guests in Greenland as part of this season's portfolio of immersive experiences.
Canada and Manitoba invest in sports and recreation infrastructure projects in Winnipeg and Neepawa
In addition, the Government of Canada will also support the development of multi-use trails in Neepawa with an investment of up to $550,000.
Dahlgren Socks launches their new Fall 2022 collection
With over 40 years of experience, and recently a new owner In-Sport Fashions, Dahlgren socks is focused on making socks that cultivateadventure, provide comfort, and all in a good design.
Acacia Agreement Exclusive Promo!
Acacia Sports is a premier manufacturer of high-quality sport shoes, specializing in Pickleball shoes and accessories.
French retailer Decathlon is opening a unique first-in-Canada store in Toronto
Downtown Toronto is about to have a new place to shop for affordable athletic gear.
Bianca Andreescu advances to 3rd round at National Bank Open in Toronto
Leylah Fernandez eliminated; Auger-Aliassime wins opening match in Montreal.
REVEALED: THE INCREASE IN CANADA'S SOCIAL VALUE FROM GETTING MORE ACTIVE
This demonstrates how Canada could reap even bigger rewards from encouraging more people to get active.
Allbirds Opens 2nd Canadian Storefront at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre [Photos/Interview]
The Yorkdale Allbirds spans more than 2,400 square feet and features a bright and casual interior reflective of the brand.
Serena Collectibles Spike on eBay After Retirement Announcement
Sales of Williams collectibles surged 968% on its platforms on August 9. Searches of “Serena Williams” surged 771% on the website.
Occupancy Levels At Western Mountain Destinations Continue To Decline
Despite the notable decline in actual occupancy, especially in the peak months of July and August, daily rates remained almost unchanged.
Peloton To Face Lawsuit Over Availability Of Fitness Classes
The lawsuit followed Peloton’s decision in March 2019 to eliminate more than half of its estimated 12,000 on-demand classes.
EXEC: Canada Goose Not Seeing Demand Wane
“With just 43 stores globally, we have so much room to grow our retail store network," said Reiss.
A1 IMPORTS INC ACQUIERS ACS DISTRIBUTING
"The brands distributed by ACS are recognized and solid brands, which align perfectly with the type of brands in the current portfolio of A1 Sport."
Canada West Announces New Corporate Partnership Strategy With The Building Blocks Group
The partnership will work with existing properties and create exciting new opportunities for sponsorship including regional Championships and digital media.
Adidas boss says LIV Golf a ‘normal evolution,’ wants to focus on player partnerships
LIV is being bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, and critics accuse the series of serving to enhance the kingdom’s image despite persistent concerns about human rights violations.
Sports Distributors of Canada (SDC) celebrates 50 years!
Recently Sports Distributors of Canada (SDC) held their Buying Show & Marketing Convention in Niagara Falls, ON with members and vendors from across the country in attendance.
EXEC: Under Armour Looking For New CEO To Accelerate Growth
On May 9, Under Armour unexpectedly announced that Patrik Frisk would step down as CEO and board member on June 1, replaced on an interim basis by COO Colin Browne.
HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR SPORTS GEAR
The lack of organization and feeling of clutter is enough to make any parent or individual crazy.
McLaren Automotive Steps into Sports Apparel with $450 Sneakers
McLaren Automotive worked with shoe label Athletic Propulsion Labs on the collection. The line of running-based shoes is available in five colors at a retail price of $450.
Taking proper precautions when getting into summer sports season
Young people tend to pay the painful price when it comes to sports injuries.
After 2nd major title, Brooke Henderson can build on Canadian sports legacy at British Open
24-year-old already most accomplished Canadian golfer ever with 12 titles.
CCM Hockey launches Limited Edition Gold Stick in collaboration with Sarah Nurse to celebrate her success and giveback to charity.
She set the Olympic record for most points and most assists in a single women's tournament.
Recipe Unlimited finds a perfect match with Tennis Canada and National Bank Open presented by Rogers partnership
The annual tennis tournament will host players from the WTA Tour on the grounds of the newly named Sobeys Stadium.
Public Golf Course Muskoka Highlands Giving Free Gas To Golfers Puts A Happy Spin On The Rise Of Gas Prices
"We want to be able to provide our neighbours with an escape that doesn't break the bank."
Nike North America GM Sarah Mensah Talks About Empowering the Next Generation at FN CEO Summit 2022
With this new title, she became the first Black women at the helm of the critically important region.
The Government of Canada invests $10 million to revive the National Bank Open in Montréal
Tennis Canada is receiving financial assistance from CED to enhance the Montréal tournament and position it for the future.
LeBron James & Partners Invest $30 Million In Canyon Bicycles
According to the Financial Times, the investment values the direct-to-consumer cycle brand at €750 million.
Adidas Won’t Renew NHL Jersey Deal After 2023/24 Season
Adidas had replaced Reebok-CCM in the seven-year deal.
Arc’teryx Debuts 1st-in-Canada ReBIRD Service Center in Newly-Opened CF Toronto Eaton Centre Store [Photos]
Additional Ontario retail openings for Arc’teryx are planned for later this year in the Square One Shopping Centre and Vaughan Mills Premier Outlet Mall.
Blue Jays Announce $300M Renovation to Modernize Rogers Centre
The project will be privately funded and partially completed for Opening Day 2023. It’s the first large-scale renovation in the building’s 33-year history.
Adidas Signs 15 Female Student-Athletes to NIL Deals to Celebrate 50 Years of Title IX
Title IX is now 50, and Adidas is celebrating in a major way.
Back-to-School Shopping Season Poised to Give Footwear a Boost
The results are encouraging for footwear brands.
Nike to Release Recruitment and Promotion Rates of Diverse Employees by 2024
The news comes almost a year after Nike shareholders voted against a resolution to disclose more details related to diversity, equity and inclusion progress in October.
The Reason Why Old Navy Has Indefinitely Ended Its Legendary $1 Flip Flop Sale
The last known instance of the legendary sale was in 2019.
Vans Accuses Walmart of Continuing to Sell Footwear Similar to Vans Shoes Amid Lawsuit
Vans previously declined to comment on the initial lawsuit.
Rawlings® Acquires Jack Corbett® Hollywood Bases®
Iconic Sporting Goods Manufacturer Expands Product Portfolio to become the ‘Official Base of MLB®’.
FanDuel Becomes an Official Sportsbook Partner of the National Football League in Canada
As part of the expanded North American partnership, FanDuel will have rights to use official NFL and member club IP in a variety of ways to engage fans in an authentic way.
3ICE Makes Zenkai Sports League’s Official Performance Apparel Provider
3ICE, a new six-team independent three-on-three professional ice hockey league in North America, has announced a partnership with Zenkai Sports to become the official performance apparel provider for 3ICE for its inaugural season, which opened on June 18 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
ENVO and Sports Excellence Announce Strategic Partnership for Electric Bike Sales at Select SEC Retailers Across Canada
ENVO Drive Systems, a BC-based engineering firm focused on electric mobility, and Sports Excellence Corp. today announced the launch of a strategic partnership where select SEC retailers will offer ENVO e-bikes and other products through over 40 SEC retailers across Canada.
Altitude Sports raises over half a million dollars since 2017 through semi annual Alti Action fundraising initiative
Altitude Sports returned in May with its semi-annual Alti Action initiative, a fundraising program where customers can join the brand in giving to organizations that support the brands’ core values – living harmoniously with nature, promoting equity, and championing diversity environment, youth, and diversity.
Eagle Creek now distributed in Canada by In-Sport Fashions
In-Sport Fashions, a North American distributor of outdoor and lifestyle brands is officially distributing the historic travel brand Eagle Creek. Founded in 1975, they are specialists in luggage, backpacks and gear focused on adventure travel.
Altitude Sports partners with Smartwool to present new Ultralite line
“Get Smartwool: spend the summer in Merino performance apparel”

A conversation with artist and outdoor activity enthusiast Joel Fuller will show you why.
Katy Bond Named CEO of Rocky Mountain
Katy Bond has been appointed CEO of Rocky Mountain.
The new www.csga.ca is now live.✨
The CSGA is excited to launch, in conjunction with Naylor Associations Solutions, our new website. Our new look is only a highlight to the new features our website can offer.
Columbia Sportswear posts increase in Q1 sales and earnings
Net sales at Columbia Sportswear Company increased 22 percent to 761.5 million dollars from the comparable period in 2021.
Asics Metaspeed Takes Personalization To Next Level
Asics has updated its Metaspeed series taking the product’s personalization to the next level.
LA CORDÉE OPENS ITS DOORS IN DOWNTOWN QUEBEC CITY WITH AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT
La Corde?e, a pioneer Quebec-owned and operated company specializing in the outdoor industry for almost 70 years, is officially opening a new concept store in Quebec City on April 21, 2022.
Dahlgren Socks launches new S22 collection
Dahlgren has launched their spring 2022 collection and are growing the line once again this season with new heights, colors and thicknesses. The alpaca, merino and synthetic mix takes the best of all worlds and makes the socks a great choice for anyone looking to capture uplifting experiences.
U SPORTS TEAMS UP WITH CANADA SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO
The Canada Sport and Entertainment Expo is a one-day in-person event on Tuesday May 31st, 2022 in partnership with the U SPORTS Annual Meeting and Conference at the Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Female-Empowered Cycle Wear Brand PEPPERMINT Cycling Co. Launches All New Collection with Higher-Performing Materials and Designs, and One Local Artist-Designed Print
Montreal April 20, 2022 - Known for performance and fashion-forward textiles designed specifically for female cyclists, Montreal-based PEPPERMINT Cycling Co. is set to release a new sustainable-certified collection that pushes the boundaries of performance and design, which includes one artist-designed print, the Wildroad print, created by Ame?lie Lehoux.
Tecnica Footwear Expands MAGMA Series With the Addition of a Synthetic Mid-Cut Hiker
One of the lightest multi-functional boots on the market, the MAGMA S MID GTX is as stable, grippy, and durable as a sturdy hiking boot, but its materials and construction make it fast and versatile like a trail runner. The anatomically shaped last more closely matches the shape of the foot, delivering a precise fit out of the box that can be even more dialed in with the integrated lacing system. The mid-cut boot features a synthetic upper with a GORE-TEX liner for that ideal combination waterproof/breathable protection, and the thoughtful outsole design, inspired by MTB enduro tires, provides optimal grip on all surfaces regardless of conditions.