Harper Government Supports the 2012 Hargobind International Wrestling Tournament
BURNABY, BC, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ – The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of
State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada’s contribution
to the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association (Wrestling Canada) for
hosting the 2012 Hargobind International Wrestling Tournament. The
event is taking place in Burnaby, British Columbia, with the women’s
competition on November 2 and the men’s competition on November 3.
“Our Government is pleased to support Wrestling Canada in hosting the
2012 Hargobind International Wrestling Tournament,” said Minister of
State Gosal. “I want to congratulate the organizers and volunteers for
continuing to showcase this prestigious event, where our athletes will
represent Canada with pride and determination.”
The annual Hargobind International Wrestling Tournament attracts 200
athletes from seven countries. It is hosted by Wrestling Canada, the
national sport governing body for Olympic-style wrestling in Canada.
The role of Wrestling Canada is to encourage and develop the widest
participation and highest proficiency in Olympic wrestling in Canada.
The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in
Canada and supports participation and excellence from playground to
podium. A contribution of $40,000 was provided to Wrestling Canada
through Sport Canada’s Hosting Program. The Government of Canada also approved about $1.7 million in 2012-2013
for Wrestling Canada through the Sport Support Program. Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program also provided $626,000 to support 42 Canadian male and female wrestlers
with living and training expenses in 2011-2012.
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)
SOURCE Canadian Heritage