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2014-10-16 16:32:12

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee's Chief executive Officer, Chris Overholt, joined the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), in a ceremony on Parliament Hill to proclaim 2015 as the Year of Sport in Canada. The Year of Sport is a proactive pan-Canadian initiative implemented to celebrate sport in Canada and the role it plays in enhancing the lives of...

2014-03-28 12:24:03

Government of Canada provides funds to Squash Canada to support the hosting of a major international squash championship GATINEAU, QC, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today announced that the Government of Canada will provide up to $150,000 to Squash Canada through Sport Canada's Hosting Program for the 2014 World Squash Federation (WSF) Women's World Team Championships. The event is being held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, from December 1 to 6,...

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...

2014-03-12 12:24:06

Government of Canada to support Canadian athletes travelling to Fairbanks, Alaska, for the Arctic Winter Games GATINEAU,QC, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, congratulates the Canadian athletes and artists heading to the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Games, taking place from...

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...

2014-02-11 16:24:24

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Today marked another important milestone for Special Olympics Canada (SOC), which is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport. The Government of Canada's 2014 federal budget has approved an additional $10.8 million for SOC over the next four years. This additional funding will supplement Sport Canada's current annual funding of more than $2.8 million. As a national sport...

2014-02-05 16:25:08

TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada is pleased with today's announcement by Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal of an increase in ongoing annual funding by the Government of Canada. This $1-million increase will bring Sport Canada's annual funding for Special Olympics Canada to more than $2.8-million per year. As Minister Gosal stated in his announcement, this additional funding will help Special Olympics athletes excel in sport and achieve their dreams. In...

2014-02-05 16:24:46

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today announced that the Government of Canada will provide Special Olympics Canada with an ongoing additional $1 million in annual funding. This will bring the organization's annual funding from Sport Canada to more than $2.8 million. Quick Facts -- Special Olympics Canada enriches the lives of Canadians with intellectual disabilities through sport by providing coaching,...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.