Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

July 25, 2014 11:30 ET

Government of Canada: Partner of 2014 RBC Canadian Open

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 25, 2014) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announces that the organization Golf Canada has been granted funding to commercialize, in markets outside Quebec, the 2014 RBC Canadian Open taking place at the Royal Montreal Golf Club in Île-Bizard, July 21 to 27, 2014.

The assistance has been awarded in the form of a $250,000 non-repayable financial contribution through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • The financial support to Golf Canada will help promote the 2014 RBC Canadian Open abroad, as the event will be televised on the Golf Channel in more than 200 countries, Thursday and Friday, and CBS, Saturday and Sunday.

  • These broadcasts will afford Montréal and its surrounding areas exceptional international exposure which could represent a media value of some $52 million.

  • This event is expected to generate economic benefits of more than $19 million for the city.

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"By supporting the international promotion of the 2014 RBC Canadian Open, our government is contributing to the economic development of the Greater Montréal area, the growth of the regional tourism industry and the creation of jobs."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Related links

2014 RBC Canadian Open Web site: http://rbccanadianopen.com/

Golf Canada Web site: http://www.golfcanada.ca

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