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SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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.
"I am more than pleased to provide this additional funding, which will help see that our Special Olympics athletes get all the support they need to excel in their sport and achieve their dreams. I congratulate Special Olympics Canada and commend this organization on its continued efforts on behalf of Special Olympics athletes across the country."
-Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)
"The stable funding announced today will allow Special Olympics to grow
and benefit an increasing number of Canadians. I am proud that our
Government is committed to providing opportunities for Canadians of all
ages and all abilities to engage in sport and physical activity and to
enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle."
-Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance
"Special Olympics Canada is thrilled with today's announcement by
Minister Gosal. The commitment to provide this funding on an ongoing
basis allows Special Olympics Canada and the 12 provincial and
territorial chapters to deliver sport programs to even more Canadians
with an intellectual disability. The support of our federal government
is integral to the ability and success of Special Olympics to
positively impact the lives of Canadians with an intellectual
disability through sport. We thank them for their support on behalf of
our athletes and their families, our volunteers, and our coaches."
-Sharon Bollenbach, Chief Executive Officer, Special Olympics Canada
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