Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 27, 2014 21:02 ET

Supporting the World Junior Girls Golf Championship

Golf Canada receives Government of Canada funding to host the World Junior Girls Golf Championship

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2014) - On behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), John Carmichael, Member of Parliament (Don Valley West), today announced $50,000 in funding to Golf Canada. This funding, provided through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, supports the hosting of the World Junior Girls Golf Championship being held at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario, from September 26 to October 1, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • The first-ever World Junior Girls Golf Championship was awarded to Canada by the International Golf Federation; it has attracted 48 athletes from 15 countries.
  • Sport Canada's Sport Support Program is providing up to $685,500 to Golf Canada during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
  • Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program provided nearly $119,000 to 17 Canadian golfers to assist with living, training and tuition expenses in 2013-2014.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support the World Junior Girls Golf Championship. This event provides a great opportunity for our young athletes to compete against some of the best athletes in the world and benefits the development of Canadian golfers. Good luck to all of the competitors and welcome to all golf fans."

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

"Hosting international sport events such as the World Junior Girls Golf Championship 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 the Greater Toronto Area and I wish all participants much success."

-John Carmichael, Member of Parliament (Don Valley West)

"On behalf of Golf Canada and our partners at the Golf Association of Ontario, we are very honoured to have the support of the Government of Canada behind the inaugural World Junior Girls Golf Championship. With 48 of the world's most talented female junior golfers representing 15 countries from around the globe, the World Junior Girls Championship at Angus Glen Golf Club will no doubt evolve into the premier international junior girls' team competition on the global golf stage."

-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
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca