OTTAWA— Volleyball Canada congratulates the Governor General of Canada on declaring 2015 the “Year of Sport.”
“Volleyball Canada is looking forward to a very busy year and we’re delighted to be part of the action during this exciting time for the sport community,” said Volleyball Canada President Debra Armstrong. “There will be many great sporting events, including our Calgary 2015 Volleyball Canada National Championships, that will feature thousands of athletes, and at the same time, showcase the men’s and women’s national teams in international friendly matches.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General, proclaimed 2015 as the “Year of Sport in Canada” at a ceremony in Ottawa on Thursday. The announcement was made in the presence of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport); and other dignitaries and athletes representing the 19 sports participating in the upcoming 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C.
In 2015, Canada will play host to several international sporting events, including the Pan Am/Para Pan Games in Toronto, which will include indoor, beach and sitting volleyball.
With its overarching theme of “Canada: A Leading Sport Nation,” the Year of Sport will highlight key moments in our nation’s history and showcase Canadian contributions to the world of sport. The initiative is also intended to build momentum leading up to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
Said Armstrong: “Volleyball Canada hopes to significantly contribute to our country’s sport landscape in 2015 and beyond!”
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