Canada West Partners
We're Saskatchewan's leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider. You come to us when you need a new phone, lightning fast Internet, or TV. You come to us when your business needs communication solutions, to reach more customers and help your employees be more efficient.
But we don't just work in Saskatchewan – we live here too. That's why we're committed to supporting the young people of Saskatchewan to help them succeed today and into the future.
We're also an avid fan of amateur athletics in Saskatchewan and are happy to partner with Canada West to showcase some of our province's finest University athletes.
Visaic Inc. (formerly Yare Media) provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in sports, broadcasting and entertainment. The company focuses on helping sports and entertainment properties underserved by traditional broadcast channels to implement market strategies that generate new OTT revenues and enhance brand awareness. The Yare platform provides transcoding, transaction processing, content delivery services and casting technologies for organizations wanting to deliver a high-quality video experience to a lean back, large screen audience. The management and operations teams have structured deals involving major sports and entertainment brands worldwide.
Western Hockey League
The Western Hockey League started with just seven teams based in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1966. The WHL now has representation in all four Western Canadian provinces and the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. With the addition of the Edmonton Oil Kings for the 2007-08 season, the WHL now consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 based in Canadian markets and 5 in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
The WHL is a member of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) whose membership is comprised of three major junior hockey leagues: Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL). At the conclusion of each League's playoffs, the CHL hosts the Mastercard Memorial Cup. A National Championship tournament involving each of the League's Champion and the tournament host.
The Western Hockey League's Head Office is located in Calgary, Alberta and is responsible to administer all functions related to League operations. Under the direction of the WHL Commissioner, the WHL Head Office functions include: game supervision, scheduling, League meetings, player drafts, agreements and scholarships, player transactions, finance, marketing, media relations, communications and statistics/results.