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Tennis Canada – Toronto, July 9, 2019 – Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto is delighted to announce a new partnership with Canada’s largest security provider and private sector employer of veterans, Commissionaires. As part of the agreement, and in an effort to recognize all the armed forces do for our country, Saturday, August 10th’s day session at the 2019 Rogers Cup will be renamed ‘Canadian Armed Forces Day presented by Commissionaires’.
 
“We are very pleased to partner with Rogers Cup to sponsor Canadian Armed Forces Day at this year’s event in Toronto,” commented Benjamin Alexander, senior vice-president and Chief Operating Officer at Commissionaires Great Lakes. “We’ve partnered with Tennis Canada in the past and the event has been well received within the veteran community.” 
 
A Commissionaires representative, alongside a former veteran, will conduct the coin toss on Centre Court ahead of the session’s semi-finals match. This follows the announcement the WTA Tour’s top 39 players have confirmed their entry to this year’s Rogers Cup, including the likes of 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, current World No. 1 and French Open title-winner Ashleigh Barty and Toronto’s own Bianca Andreescu.
 
“We are delighted to be able to recognize the great work done by Commissionaires and our country’s armed forces at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank this year,” said Rogers Cup tournament director Karl Hale. “We are very much looking forward to hosting many of their employees as well as a group of esteemed veterans at our day session on semi-finals Saturday. We hope they all enjoy the world-class tennis on display as well as all our tournament has to offer off the court.”
 
About Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a Tennis Canada owned and operated world-class tournament celebrating its 139th anniversary of the men’s event from August 2-11, 2019 at IGA Stadium in Montreal and its 127th anniversary of the women’s event from August 3-11, 2019 at Aviva Centre in Toronto. As a WTA Premier 5 tournament, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, and US Open Series event, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will showcase the world’s best players. Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is the third-oldest title in tennis, behind only Wimbledon and the US Open. For more information and tickets visit www.rogerscup.com.
 
About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 9 professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 13 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
About Commissionaires
Commissionaires is one of Canada’s largest security providers with over 23,000 employees across Canada and roots dating back to 1925.  Commissionaires is also the largest private sector employer of veterans with a not for profit mandate to provide meaningful employment to former members of the Canadian Armed Forces. For more information, visit Commissionaires Great Lakes’ website at: www.commissionaires-cgl.ca.

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Media Contacts

Valérie Tétreault, Director, Communications
           vtetreault@tenniscanada.com or 514-273-1515, ext. 6259
          
Victoria Jaklin, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
           vjaklin@tenniscanada.com or 514-273-1515, ext. 6291
 
Oliver Wheeler, Coordinator, Communications
           owheeler@tenniscanada.com or 416-665-9777, ext. 4545