BRAMPTON, ON, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister
of State (Sport) today announced the Government of Canada's
contribution to Canadian Tire Jumpstart for 2011-2012 in Brampton,
Ontario at the kickoff of the Learn to Swim Program for new Canadians.
"Our Government is pleased to provide continued funding to Canadian Tire
Jumpstart, which in turn provides support to programs like the Brampton
Jumpstart Learn to Swim Program for new Canadians," said Minister of
State Gosal. "With this funding, more children across Canada will have
the opportunity to access sport, to become more active, and to share
the pleasure of sport with others. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is making a
real difference in the life of many young Canadians."
"I am once again grateful and pleased with the support that the
Government of Canada, through Sport Canada, has given to Jumpstart,"
said Dan Thompson, President, Canadian Tire Jumpstart. "This gift alone
will give us the opportunity to help over 7,000 children get involved
in organized sport or recreation this year—a chance they may not have
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps
financially disadvantaged children participate in organized sport and
recreation by covering registration, equipment, and/or transportation
costs. Since 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart has helped give more than
400,000 Canadian children the chance to play, and the program is still
growing. To lend your support, visit Canadian Tire Jumpstart at www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart.
The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in
Canada and supports participation and excellence from the playground to
the podium. A contribution of up to $1,000,000 was provided to Canadian
Tire Jumpstart in 2011-2012 through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program.
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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