Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 19, 2014 15:00 ET

Supporting the America Cup 2014 (Para Soccer): Canada Soccer Receives Government of Canada Funding to Host Continental Championship

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced $40,000 in funding to the Canadian Soccer Association (Canada Soccer). This funding, provided through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, supports the America Cup 2014 (Para Soccer) which is being held in Toronto from September 19 to 26.

Quick Facts

  • The America Cup 2014 (Para Soccer) is a qualification event for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. The event will determine which six teams compete in para soccer next summer in Toronto.
  • Sport Canada's Sport Support Program is providing up to $ 2,830,900 to the Canada Soccer during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
  • Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program provided nearly $1,050,000 to 108 Canadian soccer players to assist with living, training and tuition expenses in 2013-2014.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support the America Cup 2014 (Para Soccer), where para soccer teams will vie for the opportunity to compete at the 2015 Parapan American Games. Good luck to all of the competitors; we hope to see many of you return next year when Canada hosts the Games."

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

"It is always a great pride for Canada Soccer to host major competitions on home soil, and it is thanks to funding from the Government of Canada that we can host, in partnership with the Ontario Soccer Association, this year's Para Soccer America Cup. We are committed to providing our national teams the best environments to ensure consistent, world-class performances, and we look forward to cheering on Canada's para soccer team as they try to secure a spot for the next World Championships."

-Victor Montagliani, President, Canada Soccer

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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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca