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Harper Government Supports Sport Development and Participation in Prince Edward Island

September 20, 2013

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW/ – The Honourable Bal Gosal,
Minister of State (Sport), and the Honourable Doug Currie, Prince
Edward Island’s Minister of Health and Wellness, today announced
contributions from the Government of Canada and Government of Prince
Edward Island for sport development and participation in the province.
Also present at the announcement was the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister
of Fisheries and Oceans.

“Working with provincial and territorial governments to advance
important priorities for sport and physical activity in Canada is
something our Government is proud to do. We want to make sport
participation and athlete development a part of Canadians’ everyday
lives,” said Minister of State Gosal. “Today’s funding announcement
clearly demonstrates that we are committed to working together with all
levels of government to achieve this common goal. Sport participation
and active living are important elements in keeping our communities and
children healthy and active.”

“Participation in sport helps develop skills such as leadership and
teamwork, as well as discipline, hard work, and commitment. These are
qualities that have lifelong benefits and help build strong, vibrant,
and healthy communities,” said Minister Currie. “The Province of Prince
Edward Island is pleased to renew this bilateral agreement and to
continue supporting the efforts of our local sport organizations and
our communities so we can increase participation and access to sport
across our province.”

“This bilateral agreement between the Government of Canada and the
Province of Prince Edward Island will allows us to build on our
existing sport foundation,” said Minister Shea. “It will enhance the
delivery of programs and services, and contribute to long-lasting
social, economic, and cultural and community impacts right across the

The three-year renewed bilateral agreement with Prince Edward Island
involves a federal investment of $771,735 ($257,245 per year) with a
matching contribution from Prince Edward Island, for a total of

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