VANCOUVER, Nov. 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Today at the 2011 Vanier Cup
Championship Breakfast, the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State
(Sport), announced funding for KidSport Canada that will provide more
children with the opportunity to participate in sport.
"The Government of Canada is committed to providing all children with
the chance to take part in organized sport and other physical
activities," said Minister of State Gosal. "This funding will ensure
that even more young Canadians have the chance to get involved in
"KidSport Canada is thrilled with this announcement of funding from the
Government of Canada," said Pete Quevillon, Director of KidSport
British Columbia and Chair of the KidSport Canada Operations Committee.
"This infusion of support will allow the national organization to
provide the leadership and support to our provincial and community
chapters that is critical to the continued growth of KidSport. In 2010,
over 50,000 kids received KidSport support to play organized sport, and
with this additional support, more kids will get the chance to realize
their sporting dreams in 2011. We would like to thank the Minister for
his commitment to our cause and we look forward to getting more kids
into the game."
KidSport Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that provides
support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent
them from playing organized sport. KidSport Canada works directly with
sport clubs and sports organizations to get children involved in a
particular sport for a season, such a baseball, hockey, or ringette.
Once children have been identified, KidSport Canada then helps cover
registration and equipment costs to allow the child to participate for
The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in
Canada and supports participation and excellence from the playground to
the podium. The Government of Canada contributed $200,000 to KidSport
Canada for projects in 2011-2012 through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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| Jenny Van Alstyne |
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)
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