GoNB! bilateral agreement extended
News ReleaseWellness, Culture and SportGoNB! bilateral agreement extended13 September 2011 Media Contact(s)Marcelle Saulnier, commuications, Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport, 506-457-6445.FREDERICTON (CNB) – The Canada-New Brunswick bilateral agreement, GoNB! Taking Action Through Sport, has been extended for one year, Wellness, Culture and Sport Minister Trevor Holder announced today.
“As outlined in the Sport Plan for New Brunswick, the GoNB! bilateral agreement is aimed at getting more children and youth involved in sport,” said Holder. “We have been thrilled with the level of success achieved since 2008, and that is why our government has committed to extending the program for a fourth year.”
The original three-year agreement led to a total of $1.65 million being invested in support of sport initiation and participation programs for children and youth in the province. The extension for 2011-12 will bring an additional $580,000 to the program, bringing the overall agreement total to $2.23 million.
“We are always looking to explore partnership opportunities, and this serves as a perfect example,” said Holder. “It has been a pleasure to work with Sport Canada to bring GoNB! to the youth of New Brunswick.”
The funds were provided equally by the provincial government and Sport Canada.
“The Government of Canada is pleased to extend its support to sport initiation and participation programs for children and youth through the Canada-New Brunswick bilateral agreement GoNB! – Taking Action,” said Bal Gosal, minister of state (sport). “We are committed to working with provincial and territorial governments to advance important priorities for sport, physical activity, and recreation in Canada as well as to make sport participation a part of the everyday lives of young Canadians.”