Harper Government Supports L'International Gymnix 2013
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SOURCE Canadian Heritage
MONTRÉAL, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of
State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada's contribution
to Gymnastics Canada in support of L'International Gymnix 2013. The
event is being held in Montréal from March 7 to 10, 2013.
"Our Government, through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, is proud to
support Gymnastics Canada for L'International Gymnix 2013," said
Minister of State Gosal. "Hosting international sport events like this
one offers an opportunity for our athletes to compete against the best
in the world, while also bringing a welcome boost to the local economy.
I congratulate the Gymnix club and the organizers on their efforts, and
I wish the best of luck to all the athletes."
"L'International Gymnix is a very prestigious international invitational
and brings together some of the best gymnasts in the world," said
Jean-Paul Caron, President, Chief Executive Officer, Gymnastics Canada
Gymnastique. "The event represents an excellent opportunity to showcase
Canadian gymnasts and to promote the sport of gymnastics in Canada.
Several members of the Gymnastics Canada national teams will
participate in the 2013 edition of L'International Gymnix, the biggest
and most prominent international invitational in Canada."
L'International Gymnix was first organized in 1991 with the goal of
providing Canadian gymnasts the opportunity to perform in front of
their home crowd, while also gaining international experience.
The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in
Canada and supports participation and excellence from playground to
podium. Funding of $50,000 in support of this event has been provided
through Sport Canada's Hosting Program. Sport Canada'sSport Support Program has approved approximately $1.4 million in support to Gymnastics Canada
in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. In 2011-2012, approximately $724,000 was
provided through the Athlete Assistance Program to assist 61 gymnasts with training and living expenses.
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