Raymond James signs on with AOA


(COLLINGWOOD, ON) — January 18, 2019 Raymond James this week joins the AOA partnership team as the official sponsor of the 2019 FIS OCUP Series. The series kicks off this weekend at the Craigleith Ski Club in the Southern Ontario Division and will include eight FIS events and a total of 18 race starts for the 242 athletes enrolled in this race category.

FIS OCUP, Jan 19-20, Craigleith – Entry Level GS
FIS OCUP,  Feb 9-10, Devil’s Glen – SL
FIS OCUP, Feb 11-12,  Georgian Peaks  – GS
FIS OCUP,  March 2-5, Camp Fortune   – SL
FIS OCUP,  March 9-10, Devil’s Glen – SL
FIS OCUP, March 11-12,  Georgian Peaks  – GS
FIS OCUP, March 18-19, Loch Lomond, Thunder Bay  – SL
FIS OCUP, March 20-21, Mt Baldy, Thunder Bay – SL

The FIS OCUP series is designed for those athletes in the U19/21 race bracket who have moved on from the U16 OCUP race series. The series is flexible in design allowing for a wider range of athletes to participate – some are scaling back their race schedules to focus on school, coaching or other activities while others will add to this schedule to compete outside of Ontario and in some cases outside of Canada as they eye a spot on the Ontario Ski Team and beyond.

Raymond James Managing Director, Investment Banking Glenn Gatcliffe comments, “We are excited to be joining the AOA team as a corporate partner. Our recent partnership at the 2019 Ladies Technical NOR AM was a great experience for our company and we look forward to supporting the committed and hard work alpine skiers on the Ontario FIS circuit.” 

Bill Reeves, Manager, Partnerships and Events at Alpine Ontario adds, “In welcoming Raymond James we are thrilled to announce our properties are almost fully sold with Mackenzie Investments at the U12, U14 level, Rossiter Boat Company at the U16 level and now Raymond James at the FIS level. We too enjoyed working with Raymond James during the recent Collingwood Ladies Technical NOR AM Cup and very much look forward to a healthy partnership in the months to come. Like everyone in sport we are grateful to the corporate world that gives back to its community through athletics.”

The Raymond James AOA partnership will include a branding program of athletic race bibs, on-hill signage and online promotion. Joining Raymond James as a presenting sponsor for the FIS Series will be Sisley Honda.


About Raymond James
When Bob James founded Raymond James, he did so based on a belief that clients deserved more than help with investment decisions, they needed advice that considered their entire financial picture.

Today, that client-focused approach has extended to serve more than 3 million client accounts through 7,500 financial advisors in the United States, Canada and overseas. Further, the company has expanded through the years to serve corporations, institutions and municipalities through significant capital markets, banking and asset management services.

Raymond James is one of North America’s leading independent full-service investment dealers with an extensive presence across Canada and the United States. Raymond James Ltd. is the Canadian subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. Established in 1962, our parent firm made its initial public offering in 1983 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol RJF. www.raymondjames.ca