STONEHAM, QC, Feb. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister
of State (Sport), and the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced
the Government of Canada's contribution to the 2012 LG Snowboard FIS
World Cup in Stoneham.
"The Government of Canada is pleased to again support our athletes
through a contribution to the 2012 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup" said
Minister of State Gosal. "The enthusiasm and dedication of our Canadian
snowboarders are an inspiration to us all, and I wish them much success
as they continue their pursuit of excellence."
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to welcome athletes
from Canada and around the world," said Minister Lebel. "We are proud
to host them once again and to show off the natural beauty of our
region and the hospitality of our communities. Our support for the
marketing of this prestigious sport competition helps raise the profile
of the Québec City region abroad and brings major economic benefits."
The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in
Canada and supports participation and excellence from playground to
podium. A contribution of $250,000 was provided to the Canadian
Snowboard Federation through Sport Canada's Hosting Program. The Government of Canada also committed $2,389,318 in 2011-2012 to the
Canadian Snowboard Federation through the Sport Support Program.
Non-repayable support in the amount of $75,000 from the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec will support a
marketing campaign for the event outside of Quebec with a television
production that highlights both the competition and the Québec City
region. This funding is being provided through the Community
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)
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)
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