Government of Canada

Government of Canada

August 26, 2010 08:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports 2010 International Junior Tennis Open

REPENTIGNY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, today confirmed the Government of Canada's contribution to Tennis Canada in support of the 2010 International Junior Tennis Open, which runs August 27 to September 4 in Repentigny, Quebec.

"The Government of Canada is proud to support the 2010 International Junior Tennis Open, which will once again showcase some of our elite up-and-coming athletes," said Minister Paradis. "This event provides participants and spectators alike with an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the highest level of junior tennis competition."

"Tennis Canada is grateful to the Government of Canada for supporting the 2010 International Junior Tennis Open," said Michael S. Downey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tennis Canada. "The tournament is an important national event and helps to increase the level of competition needed for Canadian junior players to reach their potential."

The Government of Canada believes that participation in sport is part of a healthy lifestyle and contributes to a healthy society. Hosting international sport events gives Canada the opportunity to showcase our country to athletes and spectators from around the world.

The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in Canada and supports participation and excellence from the playground to the podium. A contribution of $35,000 was provided to the 2010 International Junior Tennis Open through Sport Canada's Hosting Program.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    Vanessa Schneider - Director of Communications
    819-934-1122
    vanessa.schneider@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca