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2012-08-22 10:27:26

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Rogers Communications announced today that it, along with Bell Canada, completed the joint acquisition of a net 75 per cent stake in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE).  The investment advances Rogers' strategy to deliver highly sought- after sports content to Canadians anywhere, anytime, on any platform through its best-in-class networks and robust portfolio of media assets. "MLSE is truly a world-class organization offering some...

2012-07-29 06:20:07

LONDON, July 29, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel on winning Canada's first medal at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games today in London, England. Émilie Heymans, from St-Lambert, QC and Jennifer Abel, from Montréal, QC made their bronze medal podium finish in the women's 3m synchro diving event.  This is Emilie's fourth medal in Olympic competition and Jennifer Abel's...

2012-07-11 14:20:58

TORONTO, July 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada's contribution to Athletics Canada in support of the Toronto International Track and Field Games, part of the 2012 National Track League circuit. The event is being held in Toronto on July 11, 2012. "The Government of Canada, through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, is proud to provide support to Athletics Canada for the 2012 National Track League," said...

2012-07-03 06:23:09

www.conferenceboard.ca OTTAWA, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The most popular professional sports league in North America, the National Football League (NFL), has the most "socialist" economic system of the four major leagues in North America, based on an assessment by The Conference Board of Canada - the latest in its series on the pro sports market. "It is somewhat ironic that America, land of capitalism and free enterprise, is so fond of a league that has made sharing the wealth...

2012-06-26 10:22:46

OTTAWA, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - As Minister of State (Sport), I am pleased to congratulate canoe and kayak athletes Adam van Koeverden, Mark Oldershaw, Émilie Fournel, Hugues Fournel, Ryan Cochrane, Mark de Jonge, and Jason McCoombs, who were nominated to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team. As the largest single contributor to sport in this country, our Government is proud to support sport participation and excellence from playground to podium. Canada is a top sport...

2012-05-29 02:26:14

Active Healthy Kids Canada releases 2012 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth TORONTO, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Have you noticed parks, playgrounds and neighbourhood streets are not bustling with kids playing like they used to be? Once known as a regular part of a child's day, active play is now on the brink of becoming extinct. Play comes in many forms, but it is generally freely chosen, spontaneous, self-directed and fun.  The 2012 Active Healthy Kids Canada...

2012-03-22 06:22:12

OTTAWA, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced that the Government of Canada is providing additional funding to the Coaching Association of Canada. "Our Government recognizes the important role that coaches play in the Canadian sport system at all levels," said Minister of State Gosal. "That is why we are proud to provide additional funding to the Coaching Association of Canada so that it can continue to support the...

2011-12-06 23:13:11

'Own the Podium' program's benefits vastly outweighed its operating costs At the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, when Canadians roared with delight at a medal haul that placed the country at an "all-time, all-nation Winter Olympics record of 14 gold medals," athletes did more than win gold—they fired up exuberant displays of national pride and unity across the country. And new research involving the University of Alberta suggests Canadians are willing to pay to get them....

2011-08-03 11:00:00

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/special-olympics/2014-special-olympics-canada-summer-games TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - In 2014, the largest-ever Special Olympics Canada Summer Games will be hosted in Vancouver, B.C., and world-class sport leader and former VANOC official Cathy Priestner Allinger has been selected to lead the Games, Special Olympics Canada announced today. The 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games will bring up to...

2010-10-05 05:18:00

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- redleaf Water, Canada's ultra-premium bottled water, today announced it has been named the preferred water supplier of NHL hockey team, the Calgary Flames, and the Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The 2010-2011 regular season, which hits the ice on October 7, marks redleaf Water's third season as a water sponsor for the team and its venue and the beginning of a multi-year contract. "redleaf Water is a natural fit within our...