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February 28, 2024


North Sun Energy Lights The Way To 2025 Canada Games As Torch Relay Presenting Partner

(St. John’s, NL - February 28, 2024) — The 2025 Canada Games Host Society is excited to welcome North Sun Energy as a premier partner and the exclusive presenting partner of the Orangestore 2025 Canada Games Torch Relay. The partnership was announced today during a special ceremony at Memorial University’s Signal Hill Campus.

“The torch relay is a significant element of the Canada Games that demonstrates the power of sport, community, and bringing people together,” said Kim Keating and Karl Smith, 2025 Canada Games Board Co-Chairs. “We’re grateful to North Sun Energy for their support to help us create excitement and showcase the magic of the Games movement.” 

The Orangestore 2025 Canada Games Torch Relay kicks off in June 2025 with a lighting ceremony from the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The Roly McLenahan Torch will then travel to Newfoundland and Labrador making stops across the province before its final stop at the Opening Ceremony on August 9, 2025. 

David Button, President of North Sun Energy, expressed, "The Orangestore 2025 Canada Games Torch Relay is a celebration of athleticism, inclusivity, and collective achievement, serving to further unite us as a community. This partnership underscores a shared commitment to the youth of our province, championing the transformative influence of sports in shaping their perspectives and instilling the resilience and determination needed to navigate life's many challenges. North Sun Energy is thrilled that our broad network of Orangestores will help bring the excitement and spirit of Canada Games to life in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2025 and inspire generations of athletes, coaches, volunteers, and fans for many years to come.” 

Following along on the journey of the Torch Relay on our social media at 2025canadagames.


About the 2025 Canada Games in St. John’s

From August 8 – 25, 2025, the 2025 Canada Games will bring together over 4,000+ athletes, managers, and coaches, across 19 different sports for the largest multi-sport event in the country. The Canada Games showcase the best of the best in sport and highlight the immense talents of our youth. The Games create a spirit of unity that spans each province and territory. People connect in ways that go beyond the field of play, forming bonds that are deeply rooted in friendship and a collective passion for amateur sport in Canada. The 2025 Canada Games invites Canadians to come and connect through friendship, sport, adventure and the experience that is St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. In a place like no other, you can expect to find a Games like no other. For further information visit or follow us on X, Facebook, and Instagram (@2025canadagames).

About North Sun Energy

North Sun Energy is a co-ownership business formed in March 2023, between North Atlantic and Suncor’s Petro-Canada retail fuel network in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and PEI. With a combined 110 gas stations and convenience stores across the three provinces (some under the Petro-Canada brand and some under the North Atlantic brand), this collaboration enhances Petro-Canada's national coast-to-coast network and extends North Atlantic's presence into Nova Scotia and PEI. Customers across the region now benefit from an expanded range of loyalty rewards, including Petro-Canada’s Petro-Points™ program as well as North Atlantic’s Yay!™ Rewards program, in addition to experiencing the celebrated Orangestore convenience store brand located at many of the sites (25 locations and growing). North Sun Energy is focused on optimizing long term value and growth through strategic development initiatives, expansion efforts, and enhanced customer experiences. This includes new sites currently under construction and the debut of Orangestore into Nova Scotia, slated for select Petro-Canada stations in 2024.

Media Contacts:

2025 Canada Games:
Vanessa McBay
Director, Marketing, Communications & Partnerships

North Sun Energy:
Sandy Mercer
Director of Marketing