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Bowls Canada Boulingrin receives Government of Canada funding

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/18/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

Joy Smith, Member of Parliament (Kildonan-St. Paul), on behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced up to $204,500 in funding for Bowls Canada Boulingrin. This funding, provided through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program, supports the organization in delivering sport programming and developing the sport of lawn bowls in Canada. This funding was announced at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships.

Quick Facts

--  Bowls Canada Boulingrin is the governing body responsible for lawn bowls
    in Canada. Its mission is to advance the conduct and development of lawn
    bowls by fostering international success, as well as to promote, foster
    and safeguard outdoor and indoor bowls in Canada through events and
    programs.
--  The 2014 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships run until August 23, 2014
    at the St. James Lawn Bowling Club and the Norwood Lawn Bowling Club in
    Winnipeg. The Canadian Championship features events for men and women in
    the pairs, triples and fours disciplines.

Quotes

"Lawn bowls is a sport that requires focus, precision and skill, and is enjoyable for players and spectators alike. The Government of Canada is proud to support Bowls Canada Boulingrin in advancing the sport of lawn bowls in Canada. Good luck to all of the competitors in Winnipeg for the 2014 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships."

-The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)

"Winnipeg has the honour of welcoming the top lawn bowlers from across the country to the 2014 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships, and I would like to extend a warm welcome to the athletes, coaches, officials and fans."

-Joy Smith, Member of Parliament (Kildonan-St. Paul)

"Bowls Canada Boulingrin is extremely thankful for the support of the federal government through Sport Canada. This strong partnership allows us to work together towards our common goals of healthy active living and performance excellence through the sport of bowls."

-Anna Mees, Executive Director, Bowls Canada Boulingrin

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Contacts:
Robert Lynch
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)
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[email protected]

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