Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 06, 2014 16:30 ET

Supporting the Women's World Team Squash Championship 2014

Squash Canada receives Government of Canada funding to host the Women's World Team Squash Championship 2014

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 6, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), is attending and speaking at the Women's World Team Squash Championship 2014 banquet.

Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament (St. Catharines), is also taking part in the medals ceremony.

Quick Facts

  • The Women's World Team Squash Championship 2014 is a test event for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
  • Squash Canada is receiving $150,000 through Sport Canada's Hosting Program to host the Women's World Team Squash Championship 2014.
  • For the fiscal year 2014-2015, Sport Canada is providing up to $451,500 to Squash Canada through its Sport Support Program and $79,200 through the Athlete Assistance Program (for eight athletes), for a total of $530,700.

Quotes

"We are proud to support Squash Canada in hosting the Women's World Team Squash Championship 2014. Hosting this championship is part of our ongoing preparation for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Games. It also reinforces our commitment to a sport system that provides quality sport experiences for all Canadians."

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

"It was a pleasure to welcome all the competing athletes, as well as the coaches, families and supporters to the Women's World Team Squash Championship 2014 right here in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Supporting and hosting international sport competitions brings communities together, generates business opportunities and benefits the local economy."

-Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament (St. Catharines)

"Squash Canada would like to thank the Government of Canada for its continued support and contribution to the Women's World Team Championship. This ongoing commitment to the sport of squash allows us to continue to strive for excellence in our sport and increase participation all across Canada."

- Danny Da Costa, Executive Director, Squash Canada

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Squash Canada

Sport 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