Government of Canada reiterates its support for the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - April 14, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage
Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's), on behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today reiterated the Government of Canada's continued support for the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network. The Government of Canada is investing close to $16 million per year in the national network of seven Canadian Sport Centres and Institutes, which provide world-class training, sport medicine, sport science and lifestyle services and support to Canada's top athletes and coaches.
Mr. Keddy was joined by Canadian sport leaders and athletes as they toured the facilities. The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic is a legacy facility from the 2011 Halifax Canada Games.
"The Government of Canada remains a proud and significant funding partner in the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network. Our support ensures that each centre and institute has the resources required to help our athletes and coaches compete against the world's best-and win. Especially during the Year of Sport in Canada, our Government continues to invest in sport at record levels because we know the impact it has: from local playgrounds and recreational sport leagues all the way to high-performance athletes, sport is vital to the cultural fabric of our nation. Our country is a leading sport nation, and we want to keep it that way."
- The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)
"During the Year of Sport in Canada, we are celebrating the role that sport plays in our national identity. Our athletes have a huge role to play in our country's reputation as leading sport nation. The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic ensures that our top athletes and coaches across Atlantic Canada have what they need to continue the rich tradition of sport excellence at the national and international level, including this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup and the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games."
- Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's)
"The funding from the Government of Canada has allowed the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic to provide leading performance services to the athletes and coaches in Atlantic Canada. As a result of this ongoing support, along with our provincial government partners, progressively more athletes from the region have made national teams and represented Canada at world championships each year since 2011."
- Ken Bagnell, President, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic