Government of Canada invests in the advancement of sport participation and healthy living
GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced funding of up to $614,000 to Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) for the advancement of sport participation and healthy living on the occasion of the CS4L National Summit. The Summit is being held in Gatineau on January 29 and 30, 2014.
The Government of Canada has played a leadership role in providing continued funding and direction for quality sport programs in Canada, across all levels of the sport community and in all jurisdictions.
- Canadian Sport for Life is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation, and health; it also aligns community, provincial, and national programming.
- The CS4L National Summit brings together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. It is an annual gathering of the sport community to learn about and discuss Long-Term Athlete Development and strengthening the Canadian sport system.
- Long-Term Athlete Development is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual's experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood.
"Today's funding announcement clearly demonstrates that we are committed to working together with organizations such as Canadian Sport for Life toward a common goal. Sport participation and active living are important elements in keeping our communities and children healthy and active."
—Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)
"Canadian Sport for Life thanks the Government of Canada and the many champions of the movement that, with this support, will be able to continue to improve the quality of sport and physical activity from the local to national level. This support will result in Canadians becoming healthier, more physically literate, and achieving excellence in the future."
—Richard Way, Canadian Sport for Life Senior Leader
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SOURCE Canadian Heritage