OTTAWA, ON (April 1, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to announce a partnership with StayBillety as an Official Accommodations Supplier.
Canoe Kayak athletes will now have additional accommodation options when they travel for training camps and competitions. Through StayBillety, athletes will be able to find affordable and suitable billeting options for travel in Canada and internationally.
“We’re proud to be partnering on this innovative idea for the benefit of athletes,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Athletes travel a lot and this partnership opens up a whole new network of options for them.”
StayBillety will work with Canoe Kayak Canada to promote upcoming events and recruit hosts. Hosts will learn what they need to billet an athlete and can list suitable accommodations online.
“We are thrilled to form this partnership, and look forward to the opportunities ahead with StayBillety and Canoe Kayak Canada. Together we’re supporting athletes. And we’re building connections between the sports community and actual communities in which they train and compete,” said Barbara Jones, CEO/Founder of StayBillety.
StayBillety.com is a new online accommodation service, created by Barbara Jones (Waterloo Region) and led by four businesswomen including Ottawa’s Carolyn Waldo. StayBillety offers one-stop billeting for events, groups and organizations.
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Founded in May 2015 and based in Cambridge, Ontario (Waterloo Region), StayBillety is an international affordable, online accommodation service connecting like-minded guests and hosts. Celebrating community with its unique affinity-based affiliate model, StayBillety is also a social enterprise whose business supports charitable organizations. With StayBillety, guests traveling for concerts, commencements or competitions connect with enterprising hosts who share their common interests. Visit StayBillety’s Facebook and follow @StayBillety #ComeOnIn www.staybillety.com
About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial and divisional paddling associations. The organization oversees and works with Host Organizing Committees to host a variety of national events including National Team Trials and National Championships for several disciplines. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships.
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada