Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

November 08, 2014 12:00 ET

Supporting the 4 Nations Cup: Hockey Canada Receives Government of Canada Funding to Host the 4 Nations Cup in Women's Hockey

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 8, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament (Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo), on behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced $50,000 in funding for Hockey Canada. This funding, provided through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, supports the 4 Nations Cup. The tournament is being held at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops from November 4 to 8, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • The 4 Nations Cup is an annual women's hockey tournament that includes four top hockey nations: Canada, the United States, Sweden and Finland.
  • Canada's National Women's Team has won the gold medal at the 4 Nations Cup 13 times since the first tournament in 1996.
  • Sport Canada's Sport Support Program is providing approximately $2,945,000 to Hockey Canada during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
  • Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program provided $768,372.68 to 64 Canadian female hockey players to assist with living, training, tuition support and special needs support in 2013-2014.

Quotes

"This event provides a great opportunity for our women's hockey team to compete against three top hockey nations here at home in Canada. Our Government is proud to support Hockey Canada in hosting the 4 Nations Cup. Good luck to all of the competitors and a warm welcome to all the hockey fans watching the action unfold in Kamloops."

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

"Kamloops is known by many as the Tournament Capital of Canada; we have a proud history of successfully hosting major international sporting events. That's why I'm so proud to welcome the 4 Nations Cup. This tournament gives a great boost to our local economy and provides an opportunity for our athletes to compete while wearing the maple leaf on home soil."

-Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament (Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo)

"We would like to thank the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State, for his support of the 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops. This city is an amazing hockey market with a great group of volunteers and fans who made sure all week that this event was a success. We can't thank them enough for their hard work. We have left a tremendous legacy in the city, and we are looking forward to returning in April 2016 for the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship."

-Scott Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Hockey Canada

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4 Nations Cup

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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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