OTTAWA, ON (Jan 10, 2022) – Table Tennis Canada (TTCAN) is pleased to announce that Julie Forget from Fortius Communications has joined the organization to lead their Marketing & Communications portfolio on a part-time basis. Forget joins the organization from Gymnastics Canada where she was their Director of Communications and Marketing for the last six years.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Table Tennis Canada, I am very pleased to welcome Julie as our new Marketing and Communications Consultant. I am confident that Julie’s experience and expertise will help TTCAN in its next rebuilding phase. This is perfect timing, as we try to overcome the effects of the pandemic and work hard to recover the loss of some participants and sponsors,” said Adham Sharara, President and Chair of the Board of Directors for TTCAN.

Currently in a rebuilding phase, the Board of TTCAN has focused on establishing financial stability and fiscal responsibility for the organization as their first priority and have succeeded in reaching this achievement one year ahead of schedule. This has now allowed the organization to enter the second phase of their rebuilding plan with the gradual engagement of professional staff.

“We are excited to now be able to focus on rebuilding our brand and our communications and marketing vehicles to grow the sport of table tennis in Canada, and to entice new sponsors with a passion for the sport who will help us grow within Canada, and to also enable us to improve our rankings on the international stage,” added Sharara.

“Helping sports grow and thrive through innovative and effective marketing and communications strategies is what fuels my passion to continue working with the Canadian sport system,” stated Forget who led the development, launch, and implementation of a new brand and website for Gymnastics Canada, and also represented the sport at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games as a media attaché with the Canadian Olympic Committee.

“I’m excited to get to work with the team at TTCAN, as well as with their provincial partners, athletes, coaches, sponsors, and other stakeholders as we work together to rebuild the sport following the pandemic to come back even bigger and better than before,” added Forget.

Forget has been sharing the stories of Canadian athletes, coaches, and national sport organizations for over 20 years. She has attended four Olympic Games (two as the Editor of Journal Canada, two as a media attaché), the Commonwealth Games, Pan American and Parapan American Games, and numerous World Championships. Prior to joining Gymnastics Canada, she was the Manager of Marketing & Communications at the Coaching Association of Canada where she spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at creating clarity and consistency around the National Coaching Certification Program, and raising the profile of the coaching profession in Canada.

ABOUT FORTIUS COMMUNICATIONS

Fortius Communications will provide expert support and guidance to TTCAN in the areas of communications, marketing, and visual storytelling through photography and videography. Fortius Communications is the ideal solution for sport organizations to share their vision and increase their profiles to attract more sponsor attention, media attention, increase participation in their sport, and increase revenue. Visit us at www.fortiuscommunications.ca