Second Intake Announced for Sport Hosting ProgramPublished on August 23, 2019
Ontario’s government is making investments to make sure our province is the best place to play sport, be an athlete and compete.
“Ontario is the best place to be an athlete and play sports. Through the Ontario Sport Hosting Program, our government is pleased to support 15 sport events to help our athletes develop their skills and boost local tourism,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “It is anticipated that these events will generate a total of $26.5 million in economic activity.”
On August 23rd, Minister MacLeod announced that applications for the program’s second intake are now being accepted. The Intake II application period runs from August 23 to September 30.
“I encourage all Vaughan-Woodbridge organizations to consider being a part of the second intake” said MPP Michael Tibollo. “ It would be wonderful to host such future events in our community”
By bringing more world-class sporting events to Ontario, we can showcase all that Ontario has to offer and cheer on our top amateur athletes as they compete on the international stage, right here at home.
Events supported through Ontario’s Sport Hosting Program have generated approximately $87 million in economic activity since the re-launch of the program in 2015.
The Sport Hosting Program includes funding for a variety of winter and summer sports, and a legacy plan including sport infrastructure investment for the benefit of amateur sport in Ontario.
The province is providing $798,372 for 15 events funded through the first intake of this year’s program — these events are expected to feature more than 4,800 athletes from 114 countries.