Harper Government Supports 2012 Scotiabank Canadian Junior and Cadet Open
MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable BalGosal,
Minister of State (Sport), Paul Calandra, Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament (Oak Ridges-Markham),
today announced the Government of Canada's contribution to Table Tennis Canada
to host the 2012 Scotiabank Canadian Junior and Cadet Open. The event is being
held October 2 to 6, 2012, in Markham, Ontario.
"The Government of Canada is proud to support Table Tennis Canada and the 2012
Scotiabank Canadian Junior and Cadet Open," said Minister of StateGosal.
"Supporting tournaments like this is just one way that our Government provides
opportunities for our developing athletes to gain international experience and
continue their pursuit of excellence."
"Hosting international sport events such as the 2012 Scotiabank Canadian
Junior and Cadet Open offers an opportunity for our athletes to compete
against some of the best in the world and brings a welcome boost to the local
economy," said Mr.Calandra. "I congratulate the organizers and the
volunteers from our community for welcoming the world to this region."
The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in Canada
and supports participation and excellence from playground to podium. Funding
of $35,000 has been provided for this event through Sport Canada's Hosting
Program. In 2012-2013, Table Tennis Canada will receive $563,000 from Sport
Canada's Sport Support Program.
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Jenny Van Alstyne Director of Communications Office of the Honourable Bal
Gosal, P.C., M.P. Minister of State (Sport) 819-934-1122
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