MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal,
Minister of State (Sport), Paul Calandra, Parliamentary Secretary to
the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament (Oak
Ridges-Markham), today announced the Government of Canada's
contribution to Table Tennis Canada to host the 2012 Scotiabank
Canadian Junior and Cadet Open. The event is being held October 2 to 6,
2012, in Markham, Ontario.
"The Government of Canada is proud to support Table Tennis Canada and
the 2012 Scotiabank Canadian Junior and Cadet Open," said Minister of
State Gosal. "Supporting tournaments like this is just one way that our
Government provides opportunities for our developing athletes to gain
international experience and continue their pursuit of excellence."
"Hosting international sport events such as the 2012 Scotiabank Canadian
Junior and Cadet Open offers an opportunity for our athletes to compete
against some of the best in the world and brings a welcome boost to the
local economy," said Mr. Calandra. "I congratulate the organizers and
the volunteers from our community for welcoming the world to this
The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in
Canada and supports participation and excellence from playground to
podium. Funding of $35,000 has been provided for this event through
Sport Canada's Hosting Program. In 2012-2013, Table Tennis Canada will receive $563,000 from Sport
Canada's Sport Support Program.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Media only :
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.)