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The Government of Canada supports Taekwondo Canada in the hosting of the Canada Open and Canada Para Open 2016, the first step for Canada's top taekwondo athletes on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2016) - Government of Canada
On behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Marc Miller, Member of Parliament (Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Ile des Soeurs), announced $70,000 in support from the Government of Canada, through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, to Taekwondo Canada.
The investment will support the hosting of the Canada Open and Canada Para Open Taekwondo Championships 2016 at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard in Montréal, from February 11 to February 14, 2016.
"We are proud to support Taekwondo Canada and all of our Canadians athletes competing this weekend in Montreal. At the same time, we offer a warm welcome to the best World Taekwondo Federation competitors from around the world. These elite athletes are going to compete hard but also demonstrate the speed and integrity that their sport demands. Their example will inspire all Canadians, especially our young people, to get active and to chase their own podium dreams."
- The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
"I am delighted to be able to announce the Government of Canada's funding support to the Canada Open and Canada Para Open Championships 2016 here in Montréal. Our support to this prestigious taekwondo competition will enhance the profile of Montréal, of the province of Quebec and of Canada abroad. And it will give our athletes and para-athletes the chance, once again, to compete with the best in the world, right here at home."
- Marc Miller, M.P. for Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Ile des Soeurs
Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities