April 7, 2013
/CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced the Government of
contribution to the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) in support of the 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship. The event was held in
March 30 to April 7, 2013
"Our Government, through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, is proud to support the Canadian Curling Association for the 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship," said Minister of State Gosal. "Hosting international sport events like this one offers an opportunity for our athletes to compete against the best in the world, while also bringing a welcome boost to the local economy. I congratulate the Canadian Curling Association and the organizers on their efforts, and I wish the best of luck to all the athletes on the road to Sochi."
"On behalf of the Canadian Curling Association, we would like to acknowledge the significant role that the federal government plays in the growth and high-performance aspects of the sport of curling," said
, Chief Executive Officer. "The CCA further appreciates the contribution made to the 2013 Ford Men's World Championship as part of its international hosting support, which helped ensure
stages a successful championship with a world class reputation."
The Canadian Curling Association is the national governing body for the sport of curling in
. The CCA encourages and facilitates the growth and development of curling in cooperation with its network of affiliates. It is also responsible for overseeing the Canadian national teams at world championships, as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Government of
is the single largest contributor to sport in
and supports participation and excellence from playground to podium. Funding of
in support of this event was provided through Sport Canada's
Sport Support Program
to the Canadian Curling Association in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. In 2011-2012, approximately
was provided through the
Athlete Assistance Program
to assist 67 curlers with training and living expenses.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage