MONTREAL, July 5 2019 / CNW Telbec / – The Government of Quebec is pleased to announce the award of $ 575,000 in financial support for the organization of the 2019 Montreal Judo Grand Prix, which runs from July 5 to 7.
The Minister for Education and Minister responsible for Status of Women, M me Isabelle Charest , the Minister for Transport and Minister responsible for Greater Montreal and the Montreal area, M me Chantal Rouleau, and Tourism Minister M me Caroline Proulx , made the announcement today.
The 2019 Montreal Judo Grand Prix is a mixed international competition that is part of the world’s most prestigious judo circuit. Sanctioned by the International Judo Federation, this event, which brings together nearly 500 athletes from more than 60 countries, is a pivotal step in the qualification process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The event in Quebec is a first in Canada.
To support the 2019 Montreal Judo Grand Prix, the Department of Education and Advanced Learning is providing $ 400,000 through the International Sport Events Support Program . The Metropolitan Secretariat of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is contributing $ 100,000 from the Greater Montreal Initiative and Outreach Fund , plus $ 75,000. by the Ministry of Tourism under the Financial Assistance Program for Festivals and Tourism Events .
“It is with great pride that our government supports the Montreal Judo Grand Prix. This world-class competition confirms that Québec is a must-see player in the national and international sports scene. I look forward to hosting such events in Quebec that will promote regular physical, athletic and outdoor activities and pave the way for our athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “
Isabelle Charest , Minister Responsible for Education and Minister responsible for Status of Women
“By hosting this elite competition, Montréal is once again demonstrating internationally its ability to host major sporting events. The Government of Quebec is proud to support the 2019 Montreal Judo Grand Prix, which, in addition to generating economic spin-offs for the city, will leave legacies in sports equipment for the Montreal judo community. “
Chantal Rouleau , Minister Responsible for Transport and Minister responsible for Greater Montréal and the Montréal region
“Your government is proud to support the Montreal Judo Grand Prix. This world-class event not only makes the city shine on the chessboard of international sporting events, but also offers an incredible showcase for all the athletes who will take part. Tourism is an important driver of Quebec’s economy, and I invite athletes, their entourage and spectators to take advantage of their stay with us to travel the greater metropolitan area to discover the many attractions. “
Caroline Proulx , Minister of Tourism
Montreal Judo Grand Prix (Judo Canada): http://www.judocanada.org/montreal-grand-prix-2019/
SOURCE Office of the Minister Responsible for Education and Minister responsible for Status of Women