Local athletes get provincial money
Seven local athletes will be receiving provincial money to assist in their training.
The money comes from Ontario’s Quest for Gold program. Nipissing MPP, Vic Fedeli says that he’s proud to provide local athletes with financial support.
“The Quest for Gold program provides much-needed funding and support to our athletes so that they can continue pursuing their dreams on an international stage,” Fedeli said in a statement.
The seven local athletes are:
- Jamiee Bull – Water Ski
- Tyler Nicholson – Snowboard
- Dylan Clowater – Freestyle Ski
- Malory Dominico – Ice Hockey (Women)
- Maria Dominico – Ice Hockey (Women)
- Aria Loewen – Freestyle Ski
- Aidan Matthews – Freestyle Ski
The Quest for Gold program is a $6.36-million fund which supports 1,438 athletes across the province. The money helps athletes cover training, living, equipment or education expenses.
Canadian Olympians Penny Oleksiak and Andre De Grasse have both been a part of the Quest for Gold program.
Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture, says that the help comes at a time when athletes need it.
“This has been a challenging and unprecedented time for Ontario’s amateur athletes and
sport sector, but today marks an important step in their recovery,” said MacLeod. “Helping out high-performance athletes return to the podium is part of our government’s commitment to supporting a double bottom line, that drives our economy and strengthens our cultural fabric.”