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Supporting High Liner Foods International Association for Disabled Sailing World Championships

Sail Canada receives Government of Canada funding

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/18/14 -- Canadian Heritage

On behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's), today announced $100,000 in funding for Sail Canada. This funding, provided through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, supports the High Liner Foods International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) World Championships 2014.

The Championships are being held from August 15 to 24, 2014, at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax.

Quick Facts

--  The High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 are a qualifier for the athletes
    looking to be a part of Team Canada at the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games
    in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
--  Sport Canada's Sport Support Program will provide up to $1,114,000 to
    Sail Canada during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
--  Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program provided almost $620,000 to 50
    sailing athletes to assist with living, training, tuition and special
    needs expenses in 2013-2014.
--  Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing. The
    association promotes sailing and power boating through collaboration
    with its partners, the provincial sailing associations, member clubs,
    schools and many individual stakeholders.


"Our Government is proud to support the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014, as it provides an opportunity for our Canadian athletes to compete against the world's best in front of their family, friends and enthusiastic Canadian supporters. Good luck to our athletes and a warm welcome to all of the international participants."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Officials Languages

"Hosting international sport events such as the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 provides an opportunity for our athletes to achieve their podium goals here at home, and gives a great boost to our local economy. I welcome everyone involved in this event to Halifax and the beautiful province of Nova Scotia."

-Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's)

"The IFDS World Championships is the pinnacle event for our Paralympic sailors this year. World-class athletes are set to race in St. Margaret's Bay, and we are thrilled to be competing on home soil. We would like to thank our partner, the Government of Canada, for their ongoing support and financial contributions to Sail Canada and the sport of sailing. International events of this magnitude would not be possible without their support. We wish all of the sailors the best of luck and fair winds!"

-Paddy Boyd, Executive Director, Sail Canada

"The IFDS Worlds 2014 Organizing Committee is very grateful for the support of the Government of Canada in hosting this World Championship and qualifier for the Paralympics for Rio in 2016. Hosting this important international sailing event would not be possible without the support of our government and our private sector partners."

-Heather Robertson, Chair, IFDS Worlds 2014

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