(ISN) – Ottawa, Ont., On October 16, the Harper Government proclaimed 2015 as the Year of Sport in Canada. This is an historic and wonderful announcement that underscores and celebrates the key role that sport plays in Canada.
“Equine Canada joins the Canadian sport community in applauding yesterday’s announcement proclaiming 2015 the Year of Sport in Canada, ” stated Eva Havaris, CEO Equine Canada. “2015 is a pivotal year for our elite equestrian athletes as they prepare to represent Canada at the Pan American Games on home soil in Toronto, which also serves as a qualifier for the 2016 Olympics. This event provides Canadians with a unique opportunity to celebrate sport and to support their equestrian athletes as they reach for the podium.”
The Year of Sport is a proactive pan-Canadian initiative implemented to celebrate sport in Canada and the role it plays in enhancing the lives of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. During the year, sport events and other celebratory activities will highlight how sport benefits Canadians. Please pass the word along and use this occasion to profile and promote sport.