May 26, 2013
/CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), and the Honourable Kevin Doherty,
Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, today announced the Government of
and Government of
contribution to sport development and participation in
"Working with provincial and territorial governments to advance important priorities for sport, physical activity, and recreation in
is something our Government is proud to do. We want to make sport participation a part of Canadians' everyday lives," said Minister of State Gosal. "Today's funding announcement clearly demonstrates that we are committed to working together with all levels of government to achieve this common goal. Sport participation and active living are important elements in keeping our communities and children healthy and active."
"The Government of
is pleased to partner with the Government of
on this important initiative," said Minister Doherty. "Part of my ministry's mandate is to promote healthy, active families through sport, and this agreement certainly helps us achieve that. Our growing population means that more people than ever before are seeking out opportunities to participate in sport. This agreement will help ensure that sports are accessible to everyone. I want to thank our delivery and funding partner,
, for the work that they, and their vast volunteer network, do for sport in our province."
"We are pleased that a new bilateral agreement is in place to increase the opportunities for under-represented groups to participate in sport across the province," said
, President of Sask Sport Inc. "The benefits of sport are far reaching, and the funding will enable us to continue and enhance essential sport programming."
The 3-year renewed bilateral agreement with the Government of
was recently approved with a federal investment of
contribution is conditional to a matching contribution from
, plans to contribute up to
in 2014-15) during the 3 year agreement for a total of
The Government of
is the single largest contributor to sport in
and supports participation and excellence from playground to podium.