TORONTO, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of
State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada's support for
Volleyball Canada at the launch of the 2012 Canadian Open Volleyball
Championships and the FIVB Volleyball World League 2012 at Exhibition
Place in Toronto. Both events will take place from May 17 to 22, 2012.
The two events taking place simultaneously in Toronto will showcase
volleyball at its finest. The week will feature domestic competition
for up to 700 teams, from the U-14 division to the senior division,
including the Sitting Volleyball Canada Cup. The prestigious World
League will feature Canada's National Men's Team taking on Brazil,
Finland, and Poland.
"I congratulate Volleyball Canada for this massive undertaking that will
not only showcase the amazing talent of our Canadian volleyball teams,
but also provide invaluable opportunities for competition and training
experience," said Minister of State Gosal. "Our Government is proud to
have contributed to the hosting of these two events, which further
advance the high-performance sport culture of our nation and provide a
welcome economic boost to the region and to Canada as a whole."
Volleyball Canada is the national sport governing body for volleyball in
Canada. The organization develops and implements national programming
from the entry level to the management of its national team and
high-performance programs in collaboration with volleyball's 12
provincial/territorial sport organizations.
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 $250,000 from Sport
Canada's Hosting Program for the FIVB Volleyball World League 2012 and a further $50,000 for the
Sitting Volleyball Canada Cup—an integral part of the 2012 Canadian
Open Volleyball Championships.
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.)