Twelve Athletes to Receive Elite Athlete Assistance Grants

Twelve athletes from Newfoundland and Labrador will receive funding from the Elite Athlete Assistance program for 2018.

The program recognizes athletic excellence and provides financial support to help offset costs incurred through training and competition for high performance athletes from Newfoundland and Labrador.

In order to qualify, athletes must have represented Canada at a world and/or international event in a sport that is funded by Sport Canada. For the full list of athletes receiving funding in 2018, please see the backgrounder below.

The Elite Athlete Assistance program allocates $45,000 annually through the Athletic Excellence Fund. Other components of the fund include the Premier's Athletic Awards, the Team Gushue Awards, and the Sport NL Scholarships. Overall, Budget 2018 committed $145,000 for the Athletic Excellence Fund.