On February 22, 2023, there was an announcement of the provision of $1,179,495 in funding for Biathlon Canada for 2022-2023. The funding also included $27,000 for safety in sports. The Minister of Sport, also responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Honourable Pascale St-Onge, announced this.
This investment will offer Biathlon Canada the financial assistance needed to carry out its daily activities, said Canadian Visa Professionals. Also, the funding will allow for promoting the sport of biathlon among all Canadians.
Eligibility for the Funding
The funding offered by the Canadian government for Biathlon Canada includes $325,000. This investment will be used to host the 2023 International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cup #8 and #9. These games are scheduled for February 22 to 28 and March 1 to 4 in Canmore, Alberta.
The Government of Canada remains the single largest investor in Canada’s sport system. As a result, the government is proud of its investments in supporting Canadian athletes. The Canadian Visa Professionals added that these investments support the national and multisport organizations that help the country’s sport system.
Moreover, the government boasts of the support it offers in the hosting of international sports events.
Biathlon Canada creates a clear trail for biathletes to achieve their goals. The athletes can do this in a safe and inclusive environment.
Canadian Government's Effort for Biathlon Canada
The funding offered by the Canadian government provides Biathlon Canada with the financial means needed to support high-performance athletes competing at the national and international levels. Also, it ensures a safe sport environment for all athletes across the country.