OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of
State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada's support for
Ski Jumping Canada through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program.
"Our Government is pleased to announce a Ski Jumping discipline first:
funding for Ski Jumping Canada in support of our women ski jumpers,"
said Minister of State Gosal. "This funding will ensure our women ski
jumpers will be ready for the debut of the women's ski jump event at
the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. We look forward to cheering on
our women's team, and remain committed to promoting the participation
of women and girls in sport."
"Ski Jumping Canada has been working hard for many years to develop our
athletes to a level at which they can be competitive with the best ski
jumpers in the world," said Brent Morrice, Chair of Ski Jumping Canada.
"With the support from Sport Canada, OTP, and Winsport, we have been
given the opportunity to compete, and now, as a National Sport
Organization, our mandate will be to use this funding to gain podium
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 $72,000 was provided to Ski Jumping Canada
for 2011-12 through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program. This funding will provide support to the women's ski jumping program in
the areas of administration, operations and programming, and official
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information:
(media only), please contact:
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.)