Government of Canada

Government of Canada

March 29, 2006 19:13 ET

Minister Thompson Salutes Moncton Winning Bid to Host 2010 World Junior Track and Field Championships

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 29, 2006) - Veterans Affairs Minister and Minister responsible for New Brunswick Greg Thompson issued the following statement on the news that the City of Moncton has won its bid to host the 2010 World Junior Track and Field Championships:

"New Brunwickers and all Canadians are beaming with pride today at the news that Moncton has been selected as the site of the 2010 World Junior Track and Field Championships."

"I want to extend my congratulations to Mayor Mitton and his team for the hard work and effort put forward to win this very important bid for Moncton and the Province of New Brunswick and to give us the opportunity to showcase our Canadian values to the world."

"The Government of Canada is pleased to lend its support to this endeavour. As Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced during his visit to Moncton last Friday, the Government is committing $6 million to help build the stadium for this event. This stadium will be a much needed world-class facility where our high performance athletes can train in Eastern Canada. The new stadium will also be a gathering place for New Brunswickers for years to come. The benefits to the community from hosting of this type of event are many and long-lasting, from improved facilities to increased volunteer capacity and participation in sports."

"The Government of Canada is proud to be part of this project in partnership with the province of New Brunswick and the City of Moncton."

"Sport brings people together, in cities, in communities and all across Canada."

The event will involve more than 2000 athletes from 170 countries.

Contact Information

  • Government of Canada
    Jacques Dube
    (613) 996-4649