OAKVILLE, ON, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister
of State (Sport), today announced funding for the RBC Canadian Open,
which is being held at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville from July 22 to
"Our Government is proud to support Golf Canada in hosting the 2013 RBC
Canadian Open," said Minister of State Gosal. "With golf now added to
the Olympic and Pan Am sport programs, the RBC Canadian Open is a
wonderful opportunity to showcase our Canadian golfers and for them to
compete against some of the best players in the world."
"On behalf of Golf Canada and everyone involved with RBC Canadian Open,
we are very honoured to have the support of Sport Canada behind
Canada's National Open Golf Championship," said Golf Canada CEO Scott
Simmons. "For more than a century, The RBC Canadian Open has been a
rallying point for Canadian golf, giving our top athletes the
opportunity to compete against the world's best golfers while leaving a
significant charitable legacy in our host communities."
The RBC Canadian Open, established in 1904, is the third oldest national
open golf championship after the British Open and the U.S. Open. It is
Canada's only PGA Tour event.
A contribution of $200,000 to support the hosting of this event was
provided to Golf Canada through Sport Canada's Hosting Program. The Government of Canada also committed $783,000 in 2013-2014 to Golf
Canada through the Sport Support Program. Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program also provided over $111,000 to support 17 Canadian golfers with living
and training expenses in 2012-2013.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
(media only), please contact:
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.)