BURNABY, BC, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal,
Minister of State (Sport), Wai Young, Member of Parliament (Vancouver
South), today announced the Government of Canada's contribution to
Wrestling Canada Lutte for hosting the 2011 Hargobind International
"Our Government is pleased to support Wrestling Canada Lutte in hosting
the 2011 Hargobind International Wrestling Tournament," said Minister
of State Gosal. "I want to wish all the best to the athletes competing
and commend them all on their training, dedication, and pursuit of
"Hosting sporting events like the 2011 Hargobind International Wrestling
Tournament has a positive impact on the social and economic well-being
of our communities and contributes to the development of Canada's
athletes and our sport system," said Ms. Young.
"Wrestling Canada Lutte is very grateful for the support from the
Government of Canada for this event and for the continued commitment to
wrestling and amateur sport," said Tamara Medwidsky, Executive Director
of Wrestling Canada Lutte. "I wish all the participants, domestic and
international, the very best in this tournament."
The 2011 Hargobind International Wrestling Championships will be held in
Surrey and Burnaby, British Columbia, with the women's competition
being held at Simon Fraser University on November 4 and the men's
competition at the Guildford Recreation Center on November 5. This
annual event attracts 210 athletes from eight countries. It is hosted
by Wrestling Canada Lutte, the national sport governing body for
Olympic-style wrestling in Canada. The role of Wrestling Canada Lutte
is to encourage and develop the widest participation and highest
proficiency in Olympic wrestling in Canada.
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 $40,000 was provided to Wrestling Canada
Lutte through Sport Canada's Hosting Program. The Government of Canada also contributed $1.75 million in 2011-2012
to Wrestling Canada Lutte through the Sport Support Program.
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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