Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 15, 2014 16:30 ET

Supporting the 2014 Pan American Badminton Championships

Badminton Canada receives Government of Canada funding to host the Pan American Badminton Championships

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 15, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

Paul Calandra, Member of Parliament (Oak Ridges-Markham), on behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced $20,000 in funding to Badminton Canada. This funding, provided through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, supports the 2014 Pan American Badminton Championships, which are being held at the Atos Markham Pan Am / Parapan Am Centre in Markham from October 13 to 19, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • The 2014 Pan American Badminton Championships, a test event for the 2015 Pan Am Games, will attract 102 athletes from 33 countries.
  • Sport Canada's Sport Support Program is providing up to $288,900 to Badminton Canada during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
  • Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program provided $107,400 to six Canadian badminton players to assist with living, training and tuition expenses in 2013-2014.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support the 2014 Pan American Badminton Championships. This event provides a great opportunity for our athletes to compete against some of the best athletes in the world as they prepare for next year's Pan Am Games. This event will benefit the development and competitive edge of Canadian badminton players. Good luck to all of the competitors and welcome to all badminton fans."

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

"Hosting international sport events such as the 2014 Pan American Badminton Championship provides an opportunity for our athletes to achieve their podium goals here at home while strengthening our local economy. I welcome everyone to our great city of Markham and I wish all participants great success."

-Paul Calandra, Member of Parliament (Oak Ridges-Markham)

"The Pan American Badminton Championships are a key yearly event for our elite athletes. These championships are an outstanding opportunity both to host the very first event in the new Markham Pan Am / Parapan Am Centre and for our athletes to compete on home soil. We thank the Government of Canada and all our partners and supporters for making this event possible."

-Joe Morissette, Executive Director, Badminton Canada

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Badminton Canada

2014 Pan American Badminton Championships

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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
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    media@pch.gc.ca