Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 21, 2014 10:00 ET

Supporting the RBC Canadian Open

Golf Canada receives Government of Canada funding to host international golf tournament

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - July 21, 2014) - Department of 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 $175,000 in funding for Golf Canada. This funding, provided through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, supports the hosting of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Canadian Open.

The 105th edition of the tournament will be held in Montréal, Quebec, from July 21 to 27, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed more than $827,000 to Golf Canada in 2013-2014 through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program.
  • In 2013-2014, Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program supported 17 golf athletes with living, training, tuition, and special needs expenses.
  • The Royal Canadian Golf Association, commonly known as Golf Canada, is recognized as the national sport governing body for golf. Founded in 1895, it is a not-for-profit national sport organization based in Oakville, Ontario.

Quotes

"Canada is home to some impressive golfers, and hosting this prestigious tournament provides them with the opportunity to compete against the best in the world in front of a home crowd. We are proud to support the RBC Canadian Open and hope that all the athletes and fans have an enjoyable experience in Montréal."

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

"We are pleased to support Golf Canada's hosting of the RBC Canadian Open, which provides world-class competition for our elite athletes. Thank you to all the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and fans who have made this tournament truly memorable."

-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 Golf Canada and everyone involved with the 105th playing of Canada's National Open Golf Championship at The Royal Montreal Golf Club, we are proud to have the continued support of Sport Canada as a partner in the RBC Canadian Open. For more than a century, our National Men's Open Golf Championship has been a rallying point for Canadian golf, providing our top amateur and professional 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
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