Department of Canadian Heritage



Department of Canadian Heritage

August 18, 2014 10:00 ET

Supporting the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women's Open Golf Championship

Golf Canada receives Government of Canada funding

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 18, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Member of Parliament (London West), on behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced $175,000 in funding for Golf Canada. This funding, provided through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, supports the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women's Open Golf Championship.
The Championship is being held from August 18 to 24, 2014, at the London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • Sport Canada will provide up to $685,500 to Golf Canada during the 2014-2015 fiscal year through the Sport Support Program.
  • Sport Canada provided almost $119,000 under the Athlete Assistance Program to 17 golf athletes to assist with living, training, tuition and special needs expenses in 2013-2014.
  • Golf Canada is the sport governing body for golf in Canada. It represents more than 322,000 members at 1,500 clubs across the country. They are responsible for promoting participation in and a passion for the sport of golf in Canada.

Quotes

"We are proud to support the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women's Open, as it provides an opportunity for our Canadian athletes to compete against the world's best in front of their family, friends and enthusiastic supporters. Good luck to our athletes, and welcome to all of the participants from around the world."

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

"Hosting international sport events such as the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women's Open provides an opportunity for our athletes to achieve their sporting goals here at home, and gives a great boost to our local economy. I welcome everyone to London for this outstanding international event."

-The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Member of Parliament (London West)

"On behalf of Golf Canada and everyone involved with the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, we are very honoured to have the support of the Government of Canada behind Canada's National Women's Open Golf Championship. The Canadian Pacific Women's Open is a rallying point for Canadian golf, giving our top athletes the opportunity to compete against the world's best golfers while leaving a significant charitable legacy in our host communities."

-Scott Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Golf Canada

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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