Government of Canada awards more than $40,000 in financial assistance to Club de curling de Grand-Mère to commercialize the championships
SHAWINIGAN, QC, Jan. 12, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Tourism provides an excellent opportunity for economic diversification at the national and regional levels. The Government of Canada's investment in cultural and sports events is an effective way to support actions that generate significant economic and media benefits in the regions where these events are held.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Club de curling de Grand-Mère (website in French only) has been granted $41,542 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to support commercialization activities for the 2018 Canadian Junior Curling Championships.
The 69th edition of the Canadian Junior Curling Championships will be held from January 13 to 21, 2018, at the Shawinigan municipal curling centre and the Grand-Mère arena. The competition will bring together Canada's 14 top women's teams and 14 top men's teams.
Founded in 1923 and numbering 200 members, the Club de curling de Grand-Mère has been mandated to organize the 2018 Championships. The funding granted through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) helped it produce promotional materials and publicize the event to clients outside Quebec who were likely to attend the championships. The contribution will also be used to cover broadcasting fees over national sports networks.
"The Government of Canada wholeheartedly supports projects and events that have a positive impact on tourism and the local economy. By supporting the Club de curling de Grand-Mère to ensure the success of the 2018 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, the Government of Canada is helping strengthen the vitality, dynamism and visibility of our communities while stimulating economic activity."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"It was very important for us to support an event of the calibre of the Canadian Junior Curling Championships, which is being held in Shawinigan this year. The people in the organization and the many volunteers are working tirelessly to make this competition a success, and the Government of Canada is doing its share to help them. We are proud to welcome these high performance athletes from across the country and wish all participants every success."
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain and Minister of International Trade
- CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
- For more information on CED's key directions until 2021, consult Strategic Plan 2021 or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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