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2014-03-20 12:28:34

Canada Basketball to receive funding from the Government of Canada to support the hosting of World Championship TORONTO, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today announced the Government of Canada is providing Canada Basketball with $245,000 through Sport Canada's Hosting Program to support the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, which are being held in Toronto June 20 to 28, 2014. Minister of State Gosal also joined an open practice...

2014-02-21 12:22:37

Minister of State Gosal congratulates Special Olympics Canada on Government support BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today held a press conference at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre to highlight Government of Canada funding for Special Olympics Canada. The press conference followed a basketball demonstration featuring Special Olympics athletes in which Minister of State Gosal participated. On February 5, the Government of Canada...

2014-02-20 12:24:52

BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), will make an announcement about Special Olympics Canada on Friday. Following the announcement, members of the media are invited to join Minister of State Gosal and local area Special Olympics athletes to play some 3-on-3 basketball. This advisory is subject to change without notice. The details are as follows: Date: Friday, February 21, 2014 Time:...

2014-02-11 16:24:25

OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada in para-nordic skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Canada's Paralympic Para-Nordic Team will comprise: -- Mark Arendz (Hartsville, Prince Edward Island) -- Caroline Bisson (Ottawa, Ontario) -- Colette Bourgonje (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) -- Yves Bourque (Bécancour, Quebec) -- Sébastien Fortier...

2014-02-04 16:27:16

GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), will attend competitions and ceremonies at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Minister of State Gosal will be available for interviews while on location in Sochi. This advisory is subject to change without notice. The details are as follows: Date: February 7 to February 12, 2014 Place: Sochi, Russia SOURCE Canadian Heritage

2014-01-30 16:23:43

Government of Canada invests in the advancement of sport participation and healthy living GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced funding of up to $614,000 to Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) for the advancement of sport participation and healthy living on the occasion of the CS4L National Summit. The Summit is being held in Gatineau on January 29 and 30, 2014. The Government of Canada has played a leadership role in providing...

2014-01-26 20:21:29

OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada in para-snowboarding at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The members of Canada's Paralympic para-snowboarding team announced today are Tyler Mosher (Whistler, B.C.), Ian Lockey (Trail, B.C.) and John Leslie (Arnprior, Ont.). Their head coach is Candice Drouin and their technical coach is Dave Hugill. As the largest single contributor to sport in...

2014-01-23 12:25:31

OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to Hayley Wickenheiser, who was today named Canada's flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Hayley Wickenheiser is one of the greatest female hockey players of all time. Hayley has represented Canada at the Winter Olympics four times--winning three gold and one silver medal--and has...

2014-01-22 16:23:56

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the long-track speed skating athletes who were named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team. The athletes named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic team are: Ivanie Blondin (Ottawa, Ont.), Anastasia Bucsis (Calgary, Alta.), Kali Christ (Regina, Sask.), Marsha Hudey (White City, Sask.), Kaylin Irvine (Calgary, Alta.), Christine Nesbitt (London, Ont.), Brittany Schussler (Winnipeg, Man.), Brianne Tutt (Airdrie, Alta.),...

2014-01-21 20:23:11

OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who were nominated to represent Canada in Para-Alpine at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Canada's Para-Alpine Ski team will include Caleb Brousseau (Terrace, B.C.), Josh Dueck (Kimberley, B.C.) and Kurt Oatway (Calgary, Alta.) in Men's Sitting; Kimberly Joines (Rossland, B.C.) in Ladies' sitting; Matt Hallat (Coquitlam, B.C.), Braydon Luscombe (Duncan, B.C.)and Kirk Schornstein (Spruce...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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