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Friday May 10th, 2013

Posted at 7:57pm

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The Government of Ontario announced this afternoon its finical support for the Children’s games.

“The provincial government is proud to provide funding for the 2013 International Children’s Games in Windsor-Essex,” says Teresa Piruzza, MPP Windsor West. “This event will foster understanding amongst children from around the world and will leave an active living legacy project for our community”.

Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis and Warden Tom Bain, Games Co-Chairs welcomed the grant for $250,000 from Minister Piruzza at Notre Dame Elementary School today.

“It’s so fitting that we receive this support in front the very people who will benefit from it for years to come”, said Mayor Francis. “The Children’s Games this August will be a fantastic boost to our economy, but the legacy of the event will be an even bigger boost to the health of our residents”.

The games will be held in Windsor-Essex between August 14th to 19th.  1,500 athletes from 84 cities in 32 countries will gather in our region to participate in the 47th annual summer games.

Officials say that the provincial dollars will help underwrite the hosting requirements of welcoming the world to our community.

“I would like to thank the Province of Ontario for their generous support of the 2013 International Children’s Games”, said Warden Bain. “A successful Games will not only reflect positively upon Windsor-Essex, but on the province as well. We are thrilled to welcome the Province as key Games partners”.

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