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National Leasing sponsors employee’s curling team vying for 2018 Winter Olympics

Janet Seniuk

By: , Public Relations Coordinator

National Leasing Account Manager Raunora Westcott and her curling team are making a run for the 2018 Winter Olympics and we’re tagging along for the ride as the team’s new platinum sponsor.

Introducing Team McDonald


Introducing Team McDonald. From left to right: Kristy McDonald, Kate Cameron, Leslie Wilson, Raunora Westcott

From left to right:

Kristy McDonald, Skip
Kate Cameron, Third
Leslie Wilson, Second
Raunora Westcott, Lead


The team has a jam-packed season with 13 potential tournaments all across Canada including Grand Slam of Curling events and Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

“We were ecstatic when we found out National Leasing agreed to come on as our platinum sponsor,” says Raunora. “It means a lot to work for a company that recognizes and contributes to activities we do outside of work.”

National Leasing employees are getting in the spirit, too.

“Team McDonald has the office buzzing,” says Grant Shaw, Vice President, Strategy & Culture. “Having an employee compete at this level, against the best teams in the world, there’s no way we weren’t going to be a part of it.”

With Team McDonald’s tournament schedule taking them across the country, National Leasing employees are able to hop on the fan bus no matter where they’re based. Sylvia Harnett, Account Manager in Newfoundland, took in some of Team McDonald’s games at Grand Slam of Curling’s Tour Challenge out on the rock earlier this month.

“There’s just something about curling,” says Sylvia. “You can go down to the ice after games and chat with the best curlers in the world. That’s something you can’t do with many other sports – the camaraderie is something else!”

Team McDonald formed in spring 2014, and after just one year of playing together, the team finished the season with 41 wins and only 18 losses. Check out this triple take-out by Team McDonald in a game last year in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Hurry hard!
 

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