GATINEAU, 22 February 2023
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadians to be active, from the playground to the podium. Support for sport gets people moving while uniting communities across the country in a spirit of healthy competition.
Today, the Honorable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister in charge of the Canadian Economic Development Agency for the Region of Quebec, announced $1,179,495 in funding for Biathlon Canada for 2022–23, including $27,000 dedicated to safety in the sport.
This investment will provide the organization with the funds to run day-to-day operations, promote the sport of biathlon among all Canadians, support high-performance athletes competing on a national and international level, and ensure a safe sporting environment for all athletes across Canada. The funding includes $325,000 to host the 2023 International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cup #8 and #9 from February 22 to 28 and March 1 to 4 in Canmore, Alberta.
As the single largest investor in the Canadian sports system, the Government of Canada is proud of the investments it makes to support Canadian athletes, the national and multisport organizations that support them, and to host international sporting events.
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