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$2M in sports funding announced for youth

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A $2-million agreement between the federal government and Manitoba announced today will encourage sports in youth and underprivileged people in the province.

The agreement consists of a roughly $900,000 investment from the federal government, and about $1.1 million from the province. The money will go to support sports in "children, young people, persons with disabilities and aboriginal people," Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages said in a release.

Minister of State (sport) Eric Robinson, who was also at the announcement, said the money will make a big impact for Manitobans families and youth.

"The bilateral agreement support projects that bring meaningful sports programming... that young people deserve," he said.

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