QUÉBEC CITY, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Bal
Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), the Honourable Christian Paradis,
Minister of Industry, Minister of State (Agriculture) and Member of
Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable), today announced the Government of
Canada's contribution to Tennis Canada in support of the Challenge
"Our Government takes great pride in once again supporting the Challenge
Bell," said Minister of State Gosal. "We are pleased to continue to
support high-performance women's sport in Canada by contributing to
this prestigious tournament."
"Québec City and its volunteers have a rich history of hosting
world-class events such as this," said Minister Paradis. "The Challenge
Bell not only benefits Canadian and international tennis players, but
also has a positive impact on the local economy and community."
The Challenge Bell features some of the best singles players in the
world, as well as 16 doubles teams. It will be held from September 8 to
16, 2012, at Université Laval in Québec City. The tournament is
expected to attract about 30,000 spectators.
The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in
Canada and supports participation and excellence from playground to
podium. A contribution of $50,000 was provided to Tennis Canada through
Sport Canada's Hosting Program. Sport Canada's Sport Support Program is providing close to $1 million to Tennis Canada during the 2012-2013
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Jenny Van Alstyne
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)