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Canadian Pride Warmed 2018 Winter Sports

Canadian Pride Warmed 2018 Winter Sports

Canadian Pride Warmed 2018 Winter Sports

The Government of Canada invested $1,775,000 in these events, including the 2018 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Canada Olympic Park. And how can we forget the successful PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, where athletes achieved personal bests, broke world records, and made Olympic and Paralympic history. The excitement continues as our athletes get ready for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April.

In February, the Government’s budget for 2018 was also unveiled. It outlined a further commitment to sport in Canada in the following key areas of focus:

Women in Sport

The Government is setting a target to achieve gender equality in sport at every level by 2035. To achieve this, the Budget proposes to provide an initial $30 million over three years to support data and research and innovative practices to promote women and girls’ participation in sport and provide support to national sports organizations to promote the greater inclusion of women and girls in all facets of sport.

Indigenous Youth and Sport

The Budget also proposes an investment of $47.5 million over five years, as well as $9.5 million in ongoing annual funding after that, to expand the use of sport for social development in more than 300 Indigenous communities.

Special Olympics

The Government of Canada proposes an investment of $16 million over five years, starting in 2018–19, with $2 million per year ongoing, for Special Olympics Canada to sustain its empowering movement, which supports more than 45,000 children, young people and adults in Canada with intellectual disabilities through its network of more than 21,000 volunteers.

Participation in Active Living

Budget 2018 proposes an investment of $25 million over five years, starting in 2018–19, for ParticipACTION to increase Canadians’ participation in daily physical activity.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is the single largest investor in Canada’s sport system, providing funding for initiatives to support our high-performance athletes and to promote sport participation among all Canadians, from the playground to the podium.
  • Canada’s targeted enhanced excellence approach, which includes coordinated investments by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee based on recommendations by Own the Podium, has resulted in Canada’s best performance at the Olympic Winter Games with a total of 29 medals.
  • The Government of Canada is working with the Canadian Paralympic Committee to ensure that our athletes have what they need to perform at their very best. This March, Canada’s Paralympic athletes once again made history in PyeongChang and earned a total of 28 medals, a new record for Team Canada at the Paralympic Winter Games.

Sport Canada Hosting Program

The Hosting Program assists sport organizations in hosting the Canada Games and international sport events in Canada. The Program contributes to sport excellence and enhances the international profile of sport organizations in Canada. It also delivers economic, social and cultural benefits to Canadian communities.

The Hosting Program is delivered through four components:

Canada Games

This component provides contributions to host societies that are duly incorporated for the staging of the Canada Games, such as the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.

International Major Multisport Games

This component is focused on large, multisport games, such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Pan and Parapan American Games.

International Single Sport Events

This component assists sport organizations in hosting international single sport events in Canada. It aims to enhance high-performance sport development and the international profile of Canadian sport organizations.

International Multisport Games for Aboriginal Peoples and Persons with Disabilities

This component provides competitive opportunities for designated, under-represented groups in Canada that face systemic barriers to sport participation. The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games received a contribution from this component of the Hosting Program.

Listed below are all the winter sports events from December 2017 to March 2018 for International Single Sport Events. This represents a total of $1,775,000 in contributions from Sport Canada.

FY

Para

Event

National Sport Organization (ref. in GCIMS as Client Name)

City

Province

From

To

Approved

2017-2018

 

2018 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup at Nakiska Mountain Resort

Alpine Canada Alpin

Nakiska

AB

2018-01-20

2018-01-21

$175,000

2017-2018

X

2018 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup at Kimberley Alpine Resort

Alpine Canada Alpin

Kimberley

BC

2018-02-07

2018-02-11

50,000

2017-2018

 

Lake Louise Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup

Alpine Canada Alpin

Lake Louise

AB

2017-12-01

2017-12-03

125,000

2017-2018

X

2017 World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup – Canmore

Cross Country Canada / Ski de fond Canada

Canmore

AB

2017-12-07

2017-12-17

50,000

2017-2018

 

2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship

Canadian Curling Association / Association canadienne de curling

North Bay

ON

2018-03-17

2018-03-25

200,000

2017-2018

 

2018 World Financial Group Continental Cup

Canadian Curling Association / Association canadienne de curling

London

ON

2018-01-11

2018-01-14

50,000

2017-2018

 

2018 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Canada Olympic Park

Canadian Freestyle Ski Association / Association canadienne de ski acrobatique

Calgary

AB

2018-01-06

2018-01-06

150,000

2017-2018

 

2018 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Mont-Tremblant

Canadian Freestyle Ski Association / Association canadienne de ski acrobatique

Mont-Tremblant

QC

2018-01-27

2018-01-27

85,000

2017-2018

X

World Sledge Hockey Challenge

Hockey Canada

Charlottetown

PE

2017-12-02

2017-12-09

50,000

2017-2018

 

Viessmann Luge World Cup Calgary 2017

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton

Calgary

AB

2017-12-05

2017-12-09

50,000

2017-2018

 

Whistler Continental Cup

Ski Jumping Canada / Le saut à ski Canada

Whistler

BC

2017-12-09

2017-12-10

50,000

2017-2018

 

2018 Eastern Speed Nation – Snowboardcross & Parallel Giant Slalom NorAm Cup

Canadian Snowboard Federation / Fédération de surf des Neiges du Canada

Craigleith

ON

2018-02-01

2018-02-02

45,000

2017-2018

 

2018 FIS Snowboard & Freeski World Cup

Canadian Snowboard Federation / Fédération de surf des Neiges du Canada

Québec City

QC

2018-03-22

2018-03-24

250,000

2017-2018

 

2018 Western Air Nation – Slopestyle & Halfpipe NorAm Cup Finals

Canadian Snowboard Federation / Fédération de surf des Neiges du Canada

Calgary

AB

2018-03-05

2018-03-12

45,000

2017-2018

X

2018 World Para Snowboard World Cup

Canadian Snowboard Federation / Fédération de surf des Neiges du Canada

Big White

BC

2018-02-05

2018-02-08

50,000

2017-2018

 

ISU World Cup Speed Skating

Speed Skating Canada / Patinage de vitesse Canada

Calgary

AB

2017-12-01

2017-12-03

150,000

2017-2018

 

ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2018

Speed Skating Canada / Patinage de vitesse Canada

Montréal

QC

2018-03-16

2018-03-18

200,000

SOURCE Canadian Heritage