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Gymnastics competition in Montreal marks its 25th year by hosting world's best only months before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Mar 6, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage
Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Persons with Disabilities, attended the final of the 25th edition of the International Gymnix today at the Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard in Montréal. Mr. Lauzon attended on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. The Government of Canada, through Sport Canada's Hosting Program, provided $50,000 for this event, part of a total of $150,000 for gymnastics events being held in 2015-16 that will let Canadians compete at home against the world's best.
#GoC, through @SportCanada_EN, supports @CDNGymnastics and @IntlGymnix #Gymnix2016 #RoadtoRio
"As the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games draw closer, we are proud to help our Canadian high-performance athletes prepare by providing them with opportunities to face their international competitors right here in Canada. Our artistic gymnasts are sure to benefit from competing at the 25th edition of the International Gymnix. We hope that our athletes' accomplishments will inspire a new generation to compete in sport."
-The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
"For the past 25 years, the International Gymnix has provided a platform for Canada's top junior athletes in women's artistic gymnastics to measure themselves against some of the top talent in the world. The 25th edition will also see a senior component added, which will increase the number of nations participating in this great event! An event like this would not be possible without the continued support of valued partners such as the Government of Canada."
-Peter Nicol, President/CEO, Gymnastics Canada
Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities