2015 – ‘Year of Sport’ in Canada


Image from Canadian Heritage.

It was not just a new year that began this past January 1st.  With the beginning of the new calendar a week ago, the ‘Year of Sport’ officially commenced in this country.

Last year, 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 our communities.

The Year of Sport is a proactive pan-Canadian initiative implemented to celebrate sport in Canada and highlight the role it plays in enhancing the lives of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

The ‘Year of Sport’ will also promote Canada’s position as a leading sport nation and highlight the power of sport to enhance the lives of all Canadians.  During the year, sports events and other celebratory activities will highlight how sport benefits us all.

The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport) remarked that in 2015, Canadians from across the country will have many opportunities to cheer on our remarkable athletes and celebrate their achievements. 

One such event is the upcoming Pan and Parapan American Games in Toronto.

“With events such as the Pan and Parapan American Games,” Mr. Gosal stated, “this year will be a memorable year for all Canadians.  It will be a year to attend sport events, it will be a year to be inspired and to participate in sport activities throughout the year.”

Rowing is one of the sports represented at the Games and therefore rowers will be a part of the Canadian delegation competing at the Pan American Games this summer.  For the first time since 1999, Canada’s top rowers will be competing at an international regatta on home waters.

The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games will take place on the Royal Canadian Henley course, in St. Catharines, Ontario, from July 11 to July 15th.

Click here to learn more about the rowers who will represent Canada this summer in Toronto at the 2015 Pan American Games.


Douglas Vandor

Communications and Media Relations Assistant | Adjoint aux Communications et aux Relations avec les médias

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