Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 07, 2015 09:00 ET

Top Canadian Equestrian Athletes Ride Into Final Event Before Toronto 2015 Games

Government of Canada provides support to the 2015 Bromont Three Day Event

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 7, 2015) - 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 $50,000 in funding from the Government of Canada to Equine Canada Hippique. This funding will support the 2015 Bromont Three Day Event, which is taking place from June 4 to 7 in Bromont, Quebec.

Quick Facts

- The 2015 Bromont Three Day Event is an international equestrian event that will attract 120 of the best horse and rider teams from Canada, the United States and a number of Latin American countries. Bromont will serve as the final qualifying opportunity for Canadian riders hoping to represent their country at the upcoming 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games.

- The funding, provided through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, will provide 75 Canadian athletes (including 3 carded athletes), 20 Canadian coaches and 120 officials with a highly competitive international experience.

- In 2014-15, the Government of Canada, through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program, provided $1,354,000 to Equine Canada Hippique to support programs and services that have a direct impact on athlete development.

- In 2014-15, the Government of Canada provided 40 equestrian athletes with direct monthly support through the Athlete Assistance Program to assist with living, training and education expenses and allow them to focus on training.

- During the Year of Sport in Canada, the Government of Canada is encouraging Canadians of all levels of ability to participate in sport according to their talents and interests. In Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government doubled the Children's Fitness Tax Credit to $1,000 to help offset the costs of parents enrolling their children in organized sports. At the same time, it will be investing an additional $20 million in the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic athletes, to ensure they continue to have what they need to push for the podium today and in the future.

Quotes

"During this Year of Sport in Canada, we are very proud to support the 2015 Bromont Three Day Event as it will provide our top Canadian equestrian athletes with a final tune-up against many of the same international competitors that they will see in a few weeks at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. I wish all of the competitors, event organizers and local volunteers a wonderful event."

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

"The 2015 Bromont Three Day Event will allow our Canadian athletes and visiting competitors to enjoy the fantastic facilities at Bromont Olympic Park. I encourage all our visitors to enjoy the wonderful hospitality that the region and our citizens and businesses have to offer."

- 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

"Sport Canada's Hosting Program has allowed the Bromont Olympic Park to host a truly world-class competition that embodies Canada's Year of Sport initiative. The 2015 Bromont Three Day Event is a prime example of how the support Equine Canada Hippique receives from the Government of Canada plays a vital role in ensuring our Canadian equestrian athletes and officials have the opportunity to gain competitive experience at the highest level of the sport right here in their own backyard."

- Eva Havaris, Chief Executive Officer, Equine Canada Hippique

Associated Links

Canada.ca/Sport

2015 Bromont Three Day Event

Equine Canada Hippique

Year of Sport

Children's Fitness Tax Credit

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  • 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

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