BROMONT, QC, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal,
Minister of State (Sport), the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister
of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), today announced the
Government of Canada's contribution to Equine Canada Hippique. The
funding supports the 2012 Bromont International Three-Day Event, which
is being held in Bromont from June 7 to 10, 2012.
"Our government is proud to provide support to Equine Canada Hippique
for the hosting of the 2012 Bromont International Three-Day Event,"
said Minister of State Gosal. "This exciting competition will provide
our top equestrian athletes with the opportunity to face off against
the world's best right here on home soil. I wish our equestrian
athletes the best of success on the road to the London 2012 Olympic
"I am pleased to welcome visitors and equestrian athletes from around
the world to Quebec for this very exciting equestrian competition,"
said Minister Paradis. "This prestigious event will showcase both the
tremendous talent of our athletes and our beautiful region, while
bringing about a welcome economic boost to the local community."
"The organizing committee is grateful to the Government of Canada for
the financial support to the Volvo Bromont CCI," said Mrs. Sue
Ockendon, Event Organizer. "This event will offer our Canadian Olympic
hopefuls the world-class venue they need to prepare and compete at the
Equine Canada Hippique is the national governing body that oversees
equestrian sport, the Canadian Equestrian Team, as well as issues
related to equine welfare, breeding and the industry.
The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in
Canada and supports participation and excellence from playground to
podium. The Government of Canada has provided $50,000 from Sport
Canada's Hosting Program for the 2012 Bromont Three-Day Event. It also provided almost $2.6
million to Equine Canada Hippique during the 2011-2012 fiscal year
through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program
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.)