Active lifestyle footwear brand KangaRoos has signed a license and distribution deal with Sports Odyssée Inc for Canada.

The new multi-year agreement covers the full range of KangaRoos footwear and winter boots collections, for men, women and kids.

The announcement follows hot on the heels of other developments as KangaRoos, owned by UK-based Pentland Group Plc - which also owns Ellesse, Kickers and Speedo and licenses Lacoste and Ted Baker footwear - recently appointed new partners in the US as well.

Michel Bilodeau, general manager and Dominique Lemay, brand manager will oversee the KangaRoos brand's continual expansion in Canada.

The brand will operate from its headquarters in Montréal and a new Canadian sales force will be appointed shortly.