TORONTO: Squash Ontario and Squash Canada are pleased to announce that the Ontario Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport, has awarded $150,00.00 in financial support towards the 2014 Women’s World Teams Squash Championship.
The Championship will take place December 1-6 Resort & Spa, Niagara-on-the-Lake. White Oaks is recognized as one of Canada’s premier squash facilities and will feature a state of the art four-wall glass show court with seating capacity for over 500 people.
This premier competition will showcase the top women players from 6 continents representing 20 different countries. The championship is considered to be the pinnacle tournament on the women’s international calendar and will be the first time in over 30 years that Ontario has played host to such a prestigious world class event.
In a statement, The Honorable Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture & Sport as well as the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games said:
“Ontario is proud to support the 2014 Women’s World Team Championships through our International Amateur Sport Hosting program– part of Celebrate Ontario.
“By supporting international sport events, our government is strengthening local economies and providing opportunities for Ontario athletes to compete at home.”
Squash Ontario and Squash Canada applaud Minister Coteau and his government for their support of this Championship and more importantly for women in squash and women in sport.