Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 11, 2014 14:02 ET

Supporting the 2014 Grand Prix Cyclistes de Quebec et de Montreal

Cycling Canada receives Government of Canada funding to host international event

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced $75,000 in funding for Cycling Canada. This funding, provided through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, supports the 2014 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, which are being held in Québec City and Montréal on September 12 and 14, 2014, respectively.

Quick Facts

  • The Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal are part of the official Union Cycliste Internationale World Tour.
  • Sport Canada's Sport Support Program is providing up to $4.5 million to Cycling Canada during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
  • Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program provided almost $1,040,000 to 98 Canadian cyclists to assist with living, training and tuition expenses in 2013-2014.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support the 2014 Grand Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal, as they provide an opportunity for our Canadian cyclists to compete against the world's best in front of their family, friends and enthusiastic Canadian supporters. Good luck to our athletes and a warm welcome to all of the international participants."

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

"Hosting international sport events such as the Grand Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal provides an opportunity for our athletes to achieve their podium goals here at home, and gives a great boost to our local economy. I welcome everyone to these exciting events in Québec City and Montréal."

-The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"On behalf of Cycling Canada, we would like to thank the Government of Canada for the support of these unique World Tour events that bring the best road cyclists in the world to Canada. There is no doubt these events have helped fuel the impressive growth of cycling in our country."

-Greg Mathieu, Chief Executive Officer / Secretary General, Cycling Canada

Associated Links

Sport Canada

Cycling Canada

Grand Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal

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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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