CALGARY, Jan. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of
State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada's contribution
to the Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2012.
"Canada's speed skating athletes are recognized around the world for
their tremendous success and dedication to their sport," said Minister
of State Gosal. "This is why our Government is pleased to support the
Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2012, which will
provide our top speed skating athletes with valuable international
competition experience that they will carry with them for years to
Speed Skating Canada, in conjunction with an organizing committee, will
host this year's Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships in
Calgary on January 28 and 29, 2012. The Essent ISU World Sprint Speed
Skating Championships are held every year and attract approximately 80
athletes from 15 countries.
"Every time our skaters wear the maple leaf at Olympic Games and world
competitions, every time our national, development and talent squad
teams take to the ice, they have a strong support team behind them,"
said Jean-Paul Cody-Cox, Speed Skating Canada CEO. "Starting with their
parents, to their teammates, support staff and coaches, our skaters
also know and appreciate the contributions that Sport Canada has made
to their careers, and of those who have come before and will come
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 $190,000 was provided to Speed Skating
Canada through Sport Canada's Hosting Program. The Government of Canada has also committed $3,976,830 to Speed
Skating Canada for 2011-2012 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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