Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 11, 2014 21:00 ET

Supporting the International Softball Federation Junior Men's World Championship

Softball Canada receives Government of Canada funding to host international tournament

WHITEHORSE, YUKON--(Marketwired - July 11, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament (Yukon), on behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced $150,000 in funding for Softball Canada. This funding, provided through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, supports the hosting of the 10th International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Men's World Championship.

The championship will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon, from July 11 to 20, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed more than $1 million to Softball Canada in 2013-14 through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program.

  • The Canadian Amateur Softball Association, commonly known as Softball Canada, is recognized as the national governing body for softball. Founded in 1965, it is a not-for-profit national sport organization based in Ottawa.

Quotes

"Hosting the highest level of junior men's softball in Whitehorse provides Canadian softball players with the opportunity to compete against the best in the world while representing their country on home soil. We are proud to support the ISF Junior Men's World Championship and congratulate all the athletes taking part."

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

"I would like to warmly welcome all the athletes, coaches, officials and fans to Whitehorse. In addition to providing valuable competition experience for the athletes, this event will also strengthen the community and economy of Whitehorse."

-Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament (Yukon)

This will be a highly competitive World Championship. The quality and depth of international men's softball makes for many exciting match-ups, and the fans in Whitehorse will see a very entertaining Championship. We thank the Government of Canada for their support of the event and of Softball Canada's programming.

-Hugh Mitchener, Chief Executive Officer of Softball Canada

Associated Links

Sport Canada

Softball Canada

ISF Junior Men's World Championship

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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