Calgary, AB – True North Mortgage, Canada’s largest independent mortgage brokerage, proudly announces a multi-year sponsorship with Team Canada Skeleton Athlete Mirela Rahneva. The sponsorship marks the first time True North Mortgage has sponsored an athlete and secures True North as Mirela’s exclusive mortgage sponsor.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Mirela this year,” says Marketing Manager Ash Sanh. “It’s important for us to support local athletes especially when they are former clients of ours.”
"She is an exceptional athlete. We are very proud to support her through the World Cup circuit and towards the 2018 Olympic Games."
Mirela moved to Calgary from Toronto in 2014 and chose True North Mortgage & TN Realty when she purchased her first home.
“The staff at True North Mortgage and TN Realty were incredible during our home purchase, assisting us with making a well informed decision on our mortgage,” Mirela says.
"They provided us with by far the friendliest and most knowledgable service along with the most competative mortgage rates."
“Our partnership continues to build as TNM has joined my journey of competing for Canada on the World Stage. It was a pleasure to work with them and I am excited to have their support going into this crucial competitive season.”
Mirela began skeleton in 2012, inspired by the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she competed on the North America Cup and won the overall Champion title of the circuit in 2015. She finished second overall in the European Circuit in 2016 and is currently taking on the World Cup circuit for the first time.
Mirela makes her World Cup debut with Team Canada on December 2nd in Whistler and will be competing around the world until the end of March when she will be sliding on a newly built track in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the host of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Her favourite athlete is Nadia Comaneci who was the first gymnast to score the "perfect score" 10 out of 10 and her favourite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Races and Times (MST) are as follows:
Whistler - December 2nd 15:00 (5th Place & Set Track Record)
Lake Placid - December 17th 11:30 (Bronze)
Altenberg - January 6th 02:00
Winterberg - January 15th 04:15
St Moritz - January 20th 05:00
Konigssee - January 27th 05:15
Igls - February 3rd 02:30
World Championships - Sochi February 24th 8:00 & February 25th 01:30
Pyeongchang - March 16th 23:00