This partnership is not simply about putting up a banner in the arena. We can help the team if they have any moving requirements.
KELOWNA, British Columbia (PRWEB)
January 05, 2018
Bekins Moving & Storage Kelowna has scored a winning goal by teaming up with the Kelowna Rockets to become the WHL hockey team’s official movers.
The announcement comes on the heels of the Kelowna movers’ hiring of new vice president of sales and marketing Joe Gagnon, who has years of experience in the moving industry and is no stranger to working with sports organizations.
“I love working on marketing with sports teams, as it is a good way to support community,” says Gagnon.
With the support of Bekins Kelowna general manager Nathan Miller, Gagnon will be working with the Rockets on both on- and off-the-ice promotion, branding, and with any moving services the team may require.
“People here are crazy about their hockey team,” says Gagnon, who has caught the Rockets in action a few times since moving to the Okanagan from Montreal. “Teaming up with the Rockets gives us credibility as well as publicity and recognition. The Rockets are a class act who are not going to associate with a company that is anything but credible.”
The former owner of Westmount Moving & Warehousing, a successful moving company based in LaSalle, Que., with offices in Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa, Ont., Gagnon helped his company become the official movers of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. The company also partnered with the OHL’s Kitchener-Waterloo Rangers team, the CFL’s Alouettes football team, and for a while, with the Ottawa Senators.
“Larry Smith, who was president with the Alouettes, was a shareholder at Westmount,” says Gagnon. “When we were with Westmount, we were the official movers with the Canadiens for 12 years. We made great corporate connections and met great people.”
Westmount was also responsible for providing moving services to a number of players, including defenseman Shae Weber when he came to Montreal after P.K. Subban was traded to the Nashville Predators.
“With the Canadiens, we…