Sponsorship & Development
Our sponsorship program has been designed to give Recreation Services the opportunity to build relationships with local businesses and to connect them to the University of Manitoba campus. We are invested in the opportunity to create an experience between our sponsors and our patrons.  Our goal is to ensure that you receive maximum value for your marketing dollars that go above and beyond purchasing traditional advertising space.  We will work with you to help you create a unique and interactive opportunity to reach your target audiences directly and into the surrounding community.

Who We Are

Recreation Services provides active living opportunities for 29,000 University of Manitoba Students, 10,000 faculty & staff, alumni and the community at large. Our efforts are focused on activities that create positive social interaction and promote healthy lifestyles for our patrons.

Recreation Services operates two campus locations and offers programming in a number of state-of-the-art spaces that are devoted to fitness, sport and recreation:

  • Frank Kennedy Centre
  • James Daly Field House
  • Wayne Fleming Arena
  • Investors Group Athletic Centre
  • Joyce Fromson Pool
  • Outdoor Turf Fields
  • Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Active Living Centre
  • Joe Doupe Centre – Bannatyne Campus

Marketing Benefits To Partners

From acquiring new customers to developing long-term relationships with the University of Manitoba active living community, Recreation Services can provide the ideal marketing platform for reaching the student and campus markets.

  • Reach a large, enlightened audience (18-24 years of age) who are active in recreation and sport
  • Impact purchasing decisions
  • Enforce and grow brand awareness
  • Demonstrate and sell new products
  • Drive sales on campus
  • Collect market research
  • Demonstrates your company’s commitment to the University of Manitoba

By The Numbers

By providing outstanding leadership, programming and facilities, Recreation Services meets the needs of the campus and surrounding communities through our diverse programming and service portfolio. Align your messaging to speak to one (or all) of our many different audiences (2016 data):

  • 39,848 total members (23,761 are U of M students)
  • 42,364 program participations
  • 877,534 total member visits across all facilities
  • 804,712 member visits (2,286 per day) to the Active Living Centre (Fort Garry campus)
  • 72,822 member visits (205 per day) to the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (Bannatyne campus)

Reach Your Markets

As a partner of Recreation Services, you will gain access to a variety of mediums and spaces that will ensure your messaging is heard.  Consider one of our many opportunities to help grow your brand or product:

  • Apparel Partner
  • Product Sampling/Interactive Advertising
  • Event partner
  • Program Partnership
  • Facility Signage Advertising
  • Print Advertising

To find out how to join Recreation Services as a sponsor, or to get a customized quote, please contact:

Lisa Tinley
Associate Director, Bison Sports
Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management
University of Manitoba
Room 313 Max Bell Centre
204-480-1461 | Lisa.tinley@umanitoba.ca


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