EDMONTON, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of
Health, Regional Minister for Northern Alberta and Member of Parliament
for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, celebrated the one year countdown to the
FIFA Women's World Cup™ during her first official engagement as an
Event Ambassador for the world's premier sporting event for women.
The FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ will be held June 6 to July 5
marking the first major sporting event hosted from coast to coast in
Canada, with matches to be played in Vancouver, British Colombia;
Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Montréal, Québec and Moncton, New Brunswick.
"I'm thrilled that Canada will serve as host to the FIFA Women's World
Cup, the largest women's sporting event in the world," said the
Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Regional Minister for
Northern Alberta and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove.
"As an Ambassador for this event, I'm pleased to welcome the world to
Canada and I look forward to building a lasting legacy for sport,
women, and for all Canadians. The FIFA Women's World Cup encourages
young Canadians and their families to participate in sport activities,
inspiring future generations of Canadians through strong, female role
The second official Event Ambassador announced, Minister Ambrose joins
Kara Lang, one of Canada's All-Time XI women's players and current
television broadcaster, as a champion for women's sport.
"Minister Ambrose has a long history of supporting women as well as
healthy and active living. We are thrilled to have her on board as an
Event Ambassador and look forward to working with her in the coming
months to promote our shared values," said Victor Montagliani, Chairman
of the National Organising Committee and President of the Canadian
Soccer Association. "As we play host to athletes from around the
world next year, our focus is "To a greater goal™" and creating a
legacy for sport, for women, and for Canada that reaches far beyond the
Event Ambassadors will help to demonstrate Canadian hospitality as we
welcome the world to Canada, and profile our country's rich natural
history and cultural diversity to the international community through a
global television audience.
Hosting the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 gives Canadians a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be involved in a world-class event on
home soil. It will also create an expected $337 million in economic
impact across the country.
Additional Event Ambassadors for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
will be announced in the coming months.
SOURCE: FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
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