Culture, sport and community, three worlds united by their quest for excellence
For us, passion and a commitment to continuous improvement are fundamental principles that are also the cornerstones of culture, sport and community.
MAPEI Canada carries the proud legacy of the MAPEI Group globally, in supporting local sport and culture through the organizations below.
Since 1973, the Gatineau Olympiques have played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), whose mission is to develop hockey by supporting its elite male players between the ages of 16 and 21, both academically and athletically within a safe and enriching environment to prepare them for their adult life. With its storied history, including a Memorial Cup win in 2008, the Olympiques have cultivated notable National Hockey League (NHL) players such as José Théodore, Luc Robitaille, Claude Giroux, Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Paul Byron.
From 1993 to 2002, MAPEI was sponsoring a professional cycling team which reached the top of all international rankings and maintained this position for many years, tallying over 650 wins, including four Road World Race Championships and four individual World Championships. Since 2008, MAPEI has been a Main Sponsor of the UCI Road World Championships, a flagship event on the international cycling calendar broadcasted by major TV stations all around the world. The 2026 UCI Road World Championships will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF)
The ICFF based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was established in 2012 as a non-profit festival. Today, the ICFF has grown into a nine-day annual celebration of cinematic excellence, becoming the largest Italian film festival outside of Italy. The Festival presents numerous films and special events featuring the incredible work of Italian-Canadians, as well as collaborations between the two great nations, and international films with Italian content; continually striving to bridge the path between Europe and North America.
The Rockets have represented Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, since 1995. The team competes in the Western Hockey League (WHL), which enables top young prospects in Western Canada and the U.S. the opportunity to reach their full potential both on and off the ice. The league provides an ideal environment for players to develop hockey skills while not compromising their academic goals. The Rockets have 17 banners hanging in their home arena, Prospera Place, including a Memorial Cup win in 2004 and four WHL championships. The family-run team has developed some notable stars in the National Hockey League (NHL) in recent years, including Jamie Benn, Leon Draisaitl, Sheldon Souray, Kyle McLaren, and Shea Weber.