Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 15, 2014 12:31 ET

Celebrating Sport in Manitoba : Minister Glover Participates in an Announcement at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Dec. 15, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, along with the Honourable Ron Lemieux, Manitoba's Minister of Tourism, Culture, Sport and Consumer Protection, took part in the Sport For Life Centre announcement to confirm Phase II of the Centre. Minister Glover also reiterated the Government of Canada's support for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, which will take place in Winnipeg.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is proud to declare 2015 as the Year of Sport and invites all Canadians to participate in sport activities and events throughout the year.
  • The 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg remain a funding priority for the Government of Canada through Sport Canada's Hosting Program.
  • Sport Canada's Hosting Program provides funds for the operations and capital costs for staging the Canada Games and for the travel costs of out-of-province/territory participants.
  • The Canada Games play an important role in the development of young Canadian athletes for podium success on the international stage. The Games provide future members of Canada's national teams with valuable training and competition experience.

Quotes

"The 2017 Canada Summer Games will bring significant economic benefits to the Winnipeg host community. The Government of Canada is proud to be a long-standing funding partner of the Canada Games, and remains committed to providing funds for operations and capital costs for staging of the 2017 Games and 100 percent of the travel costs for the out-of-province/territory participants. I am also thrilled that the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society has determined that a portion of the anticipated federal funding for capital costs will be put toward the Sport for Life Centre project. Congratulations to everyone who worked so tirelessly to make Phase II of the Sport for Life Centre a reality."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"We want to ensure sports and physical activities are a life-long part of people's routines. This facility will be a lasting legacy from the 2017 Canada Summer Games for Manitoba, and will support inner-city youth, families, community groups, sport associations and athletes of all abilities for many years to come. Our world-class sports facilities will be showcased during our Year of Sport, showing visitors how Manitoba is truly where 'Canada's Heart Beats.'"

-Ron Lemieux, Manitoba Minister of Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection

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