Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 13, 2014 11:00 ET

The 2014 FIL Viessmann Luge World Cup Receives Hosting Support

Bobsleigh Luge Skeleton Canada receives Government of Canada funding to host Luge World Cup in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 13, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

On behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), Rob Anders, Member of Parliament (Calgary West), today announced that the Government of Canada will provide the Canadian Luge Association with funding to host the 2014 FIL Viessmann Luge World Cup in Calgary from December 9 to 13, 2014.
Quick Facts

  • The Canadian Luge Association is receiving $50,000 through Sport Canada's Hosting Program to host the 2014 FIL Viessmann Luge World Cup in Calgary.
  • For the fiscal year 2014-15, Sport Canada is providing up to $2,422,000 to the Canadian Luge Association through its Sport Support Program in support of programming for the three sliding sports. In addition, the Athlete Assistance Program is providing $230,400 to 16 luge athletes for living and training allowances.

Quotes

"We are proud to provide support to the Canadian Luge Association for the hosting of the 2014 FIL Viessmann Luge World Cup," said Minister of State (Sport) Gosal. "I want to wish the best to all athletes and, in particular, to the Canadian team members as they continue their pursuit of excellence here at home in Canada."

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

"Hosting international sport events like the 2014 FIL Viessmann Luge World Cup provides our athletes with an opportunity to compete against the world's best on home soil. Hosting World Cup competitions provides an outstanding window to promote Canada and our athletes, while providing a helping hand to the local economy."

-Rob Anders, Member of Parliament (Calgary West)

"The Government of Canada leads the way in driving podium performances through its support of medal-potential athletes and also by helping national sport organizations host international events on Canadian snow and ice. Having the ability to host a World Cup at home not only provides a competitive advantage for our elite athletes, but also offers additional international race experience for the nation's next generation of Olympians. We simply could not achieve these goals without the Government of Canada's support."

- Tim Farstad, Executive Director, Canadian Luge Association

Associated Links

Sport Canada

Canadian Luge Association

2014 FIL Viessmann Luge World Cup

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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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