Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 05, 2015 14:11 ET

Montréal Welcomes the International Gymnastics Community

Gymnastics Canada receives Government of Canada funding to host International Gymnix 2015

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 5, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), announced $50,000 in support to Gymnastics Canada, through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, to host the 24th edition of International Gymnix. This artistic gymnastics competition is being held at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex in Montréal from March 5 to 8, 2015.

Quick Facts

  • Hosting this event will provide Canadian female gymnasts (including 10 athletes currently receiving funding through Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program), 50 coaches and more than 28 Canadian officials with the opportunity to experience a high-level competition. More than 42 athletes from 13 countries will compete.
  • In the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the Government of Canada, through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program, is contributing up to $1,900,125 to Gymnastics Canada to support the delivery and development of gymnastics in Canada.
  • From April 2014 to March 2015, the Government of Canada, through Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program, will provide $703,014 to support 44 gymnastics athletes with living, education and training expenses to help them focus on their pursuit of excellence.
  • Gymnastics Canada, established in 1969, is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in this country.

Quotes

"Our Government is very pleased to support International Gymnix 2015 and to welcome all of the athletes who will be competing in Montréal this weekend. During the Year of Sport in Canada, we celebrate our gymnasts and the thousands of young Canadians who are experiencing the benefits of being active and meeting new friends through the tremendous work of Gymnastics Canada and its network of clubs in communities across Canada. I thank Gymnastics Canada, the local organizing committee and the hundreds of volunteers who are working together to make this international event such a success."

-The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)

"Gymnastics Canada would like to thank Sport Canada for their continued support to Canadian gymnastics programs, events and athletes. Without it, events such as International Gymnix 2015, which provides an outstanding international competition experience to our women's artistic athletes, would not be possible."

-Peter Nicol, President and CEO, Gymnastics Canada

Associated Links

Sport Canada

Gymnastics Canada

International Gymnix 2015

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Contact Information

  • Robert Lynch
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    819-934-1122
    robert.lynch@sports.gc.ca

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    Canadian Heritage
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