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Harper Government Supports 2012 Scotiabank Canadian Junior and Cadet Open

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. 
Media only : 
Jenny Van Alstyne Director of Communications Office of the Honourable Bal 
Gosal, P.C., M.P. Minister of State (Sport) 819-934-1122 
jenny.vanalstyne@pch.gc.ca 
Media Relations Canadian Heritage 819-994-9101 1-866-569-6155 media@pch.gc.ca 
(This news release is available on the Internet atwww.canadianheritage.gc.ca 
underNewsroom.) 
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage 
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2012/05/c4453.html 
CO: Government of Canada
ST: Ontario
NI: SPORTS  
-0- Oct/06/2012 00:00 GMT
 
 
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