BEAUPRÉ, QC, Feb. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of
State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada's funding to
Alpine Canada Alpin in support of the World Junior Alpine Skiing
Championships Québec 2013.
"Supporting long-term athlete development is something our Government
believes in, which is why we continue to support junior competitions,"
said Minister of State Gosal. "While providing an economic boost to our
local communities, hosting international championship events like this
also gives our young athletes the chance to compete at the highest
level right here at home."
The 31st edition of the annual World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships is
attracting 250 athletes from over 50 countries. The event runs from
February 18 to 28 at the Mont-Sainte-Anne and Massif de Charlevoix ski
resorts near Québec City.
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 $250,000 for this event was provided to
Alpine Canada Alpin through Sport Canada's Hosting Program. The Government of Canada has also committed more than $3.7 million to
Alpine Canada Alpin in 2012-2013 through the Sport Support Program. In 2011-2012, approximately $32,000 was provided through the Athlete Assistance Program to support 8 developmental alpine ski athletes with living and training
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
(media only), please contact:
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.)