WHISTLER, BC, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of
State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada's contribution
to the 2012 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup
Whistler, which is being held at the Whistler Sliding Centre from
January 30 to February 4, 2012.
"Our Government is proud to provide support to Bobsleigh Luge Skeleton
Canada through Sport Canada's Hosting Program for the International
Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup Whistler," said Minister of
State Gosal. "Canada has achieved great success in sliding sports at
both the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the 2011 World Championships,
and I look forward to witnessing some of our top racers further this
success while competing on home soil."
"Hosting major international events on Canada's west coast is critical
to the growth of our sports across the country," said Don Wilson, Chief
Executive Officer, Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton. "The Government of Canada
has been a critical player in driving podium performances in the sports
of bobsleigh and skeleton. We applaud the government for their support
in helping us once again showcase our sport at its best on one of the
most spectacular venues in the world."
Bobsleigh Luge Skeleton Canada (BCS) is a non-profit organization and
the national governing body for the sports of bobsleigh and skeleton in
Canada. Its vision is for Canada to be the leading bobsleigh and
skeleton nation in the world. BCS works toward this goal by focusing on
four critical areas: programs, process, people, and planning.
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 $50,000 was provided to Bobsleigh Luge
Skeleton Canada through Sport Canada's Hosting Program. The Government of Canada also committed $2.8 million in 2011-2012 to
Bobsleigh Luge Skeleton Canada through the Sport Support Program.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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