The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has announced it will partner with CBC, the official Canadian broadcaster of the Tokyo Olympics, to sponsor a series titled “The Quest”.
The five-part series features stories about members of Team Canada from Ontario who benefited from the Quest for Gold program.
Since 2006, OLG has partnered with the Ontario government to financially support high-performing athletes with the potential to represent Canada professionally in the Quest for Gold program.
Financial support for rent, training, education and equipment is provided by the program and has provided $6.3m worth of funding for athletes in the area.
Each episode of the series will shine the spotlight on each of the Quest for Gold recipients from Ontario who are representing Canada in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ghislaine Landry (Rugby), Rosie MacLennan (Gymnastics), Margaret MacNeil (Swimming) Kylie Masse (Swimming), and Melissa Humana-Paredes (Beach Volleyball) will all be featured in the series designed “to help all Canadians understand their unique determination to get to the Olympics.”
OLG will be the primary sponsor of “The Quest”, which will air during Olympic coverage on CBC with encore airings on TSN and Sportsnet.
The lottery’s President and CEO, Duncan Hannay, commented: “OLG takes great pride in our longstanding support of Ontario’s Quest for Gold athletes.
“We get excited every time we launch a Quest for Gold series of lottery tickets featuring incredible homegrown athletes and are delighted when we can highlight their stories and achievements in our community outreach.
“OLG admires and champions these talented athletes, who are always striving to be the best.”