PRINCE GEORGE, BC, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - From February 13 to March 1, the spotlight will be on Prince George, British Columbia, which will be hosting the 25th Canada Games. Québec's Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport, Yves Bolduc, will take part in the opening ceremonies of the Games and in the first meeting with the athletes. The Québec delegation consists of 333 participants. Of these, 15 people will be supervising the 244 athletes and 74 team managers, coaches and technical support staff. Québec will be represented in each of the 19 sports at these Games.
"I wish all the Québec athletes taking part in these winter Games the greatest success. We will be following your exploits with tremendous pride! By coming here, you are taking another step toward your dreams of excellence. I take this opportunity to thank the supervisory personnel for the team, as well as the managers, coaches and technical support staff who will be guiding and standing behind you throughout your adventure," said the Minister. "I would like to also salute the invaluable work of the organizing committee and the volunteers who make these Games possible," he added.
Created in 1967, the Canada Games are organized every two years, alternating between winter and summer games. Under the directorship of the Canada Games Council, this event is the largest multisport competition in Canada where all 13 provinces and territories are represented. You can follow the Canada Games day to day at http://www.canadagames2015.ca/.
Québec's attendance at the Ministers' conference
In addition to the Canada Games, Prince George will also be hosting the Conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation. This will take place on February 12 and 13, and Mr. Bolduc will be among the participants.
The Minister will be presenting Québec's positions on several questions concerning the follow-up and implementation of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (F-P/T) Priorities for Collaborative Action 2012-2017, as they relate to Canadian Sport Policy. Some of the questions examined will also touch on the issues of leisure and physical activity.
"I am very pleased to be taking part in this Conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation. Our discussions today and tomorrow will touch on something I feel strongly about because I believe the health of all Québecers is of great importance," concluded Mr. Bolduc.
SOURCE Cabinet du ministre de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport
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