The Fur Industry Lends a Hand to Help Canadian Biathlete Strike Gold at Sochi Winter Olympics

17 February of 2014 by

The Canadian and International fur trade is honoured to announce a major sponsorship of Canadian Biathlete Megan Imrie who is competing on the World Cup tour and will be representing Canada at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Officially named to Canada’s Olympic team last week, the 27 year old Imrie will be competing in the Biathlon in Sochi next month, becoming a two time Olympian after competing in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

The daughter of an avid trapper and hunter, Imrie grew up on a working ranch in Falcon Lake, Manitoba and is a vocal supporter of the fur trade in Canada. Often seen in a fur hat when not donning her official team uniform, Imrie has become an enthusiastic spokesperson for Canada’s fur trade. Speaking from Ruhpolding, Germany, Megan said that; “I’m completely proud of being able to support the trappers and wear fur.”

Megan has done an excellent job at explaining the fur trade in Canada as a well regulated, environmentally responsible industry. “The fur industry supports the livelihoods of tens of thousands of rural and aboriginal Canadians,” says Imrie, who takes pride in humane trapping standards and the professionalism of trappers across the country. Imrie, along with her brother Devin, Manager of Fisheries and Sealing with the Government of Nunavut, has experience on trap lines since early childhood.

“Wearing fur is one of the most Canadian things you could possibly do,” says Imrie, who believes the fur trade is an integral part of Canadian culture and heritage.

Imrie exemplifies what it means to be a true Canadian athlete through her commitment to her sport and by representing Canada with honor and grace. The fur community in Canada and around the world eagerly anticipates watching her compete in the Biathlon this February.

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