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2014 World Championship Qualification Tournament NORCECA Receives Federal Support

Volleyball Canada receives Government of Canada funding to host 2014 World Championship Qualification Tournament

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/19/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), announced that the Government of Canada provided Volleyball Canada with $50,000 through Sport Canada's Hosting Program to support the hosting of this week's 2014 World Championship Qualification Tournament for both the men's and women's teams in the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA).

The event was held in Mississauga, Ontario, from May 16 to 19, 2014.

Quick Facts

--  The Government of Canada contributed $1.93 million to Volleyball Canada
    in 2013-14 through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program.
--  In 2013-14, approximately $820,000 was provided through the Athlete
    Assistance Program to support 106 male and female (indoor) volleyball
    athletes with living, training, tuition and special needs expenses.
--  Volleyball Canada is the national governing body for the sport of
    volleyball in Canada. It works closely with provincial and territorial
    federations and local clubs to foster the growth and development of
    volleyball in Canada.
--  The top-four men's teams and top-five women's teams from the NORCECA
    region will go on to compete at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World
    Championships to be held in Poland (men) and Italy (women) next
    September and October, respectively.

Quotes

"Providing Canadian athletes with opportunities to compete against international competition on home soil is important to our Government. We are proud to support the hosting of the 2014 World Championship Qualifier for the NORCECA region this weekend at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga."

-Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)

"This is a very important tournament for both our men's and women's teams. The World Championship tournaments are highlights of the international season, and to have the opportunity to qualify on home soil is an added bonus for our athletes and coaches. We thank the Government of Canada and all our partners and supporters for making this event possible."

-Mark Eckert, Volleyball Canada Executive Director

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Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)
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