OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of
State (Sport), and the Honourable Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of
Tourism, Culture and Sport, today announced contributions from the
Government of Canada and Government of Ontario for sport development
and participation in the province.
"Working with provincial and territorial governments to advance
important priorities for sport and physical activity in Canada is
something our Government is proud to do. We want to make sport
participation and athlete development a part of Canadians' everyday
lives," said Minister of State Gosal. "Today's funding announcement
clearly demonstrates that we are committed to working together with all
levels of government to achieve this common goal. Sport participation
and active living are important elements in keeping our communities and
children healthy and active."
"The Ontario government is pleased to partner with the Government of
Canada to support organizations that deliver programs to encourage
Aboriginal communities and people of all abilities to participate in
sport and recreation programs," said Minister Chan. "By increasing
opportunities for physical activity and encouraging participation, all
in Ontario can become healthy, active and engaged in their
The three-year renewed bilateral agreement with Ontario involves a
federal investment of $2,736,684 ($912,228 per year) with a matching
contribution from Ontario, for a total of $5,473,368.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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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 Media Room.)