The Future Speaks Spanglish!
The Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue and in charge of the Canada Revenue Agency, presented awards last night to the “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians” 2014. Also present was the Hon. Bal Gossal, Canada’s Minister of State (Sport).
This is the eighth annual edition of this national program. Executives, media, diplomats, past winners and community members attended this national program created and run by the Canadian Hispanic Business
Alliance and organized this year by Latincouver. Nominations were declared opened in Calgary in July. Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with past awardees.
This year’s 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians come from three provinces representing five countries of origin.
Although soccer has enjoyed high participation rates throughout Canada for many years, Canada is generally not considered a serious contender in soccer at the international level. This could all change soon. Looking over recent devlopments, it is evident that the stage is set for soccer in Canada to rise and reach new heights.
The benchmark for soccer is typically associated with FIFA world rankings and FIFA World Cup records. The men's team, currently ranked 122, participated in one World Cup tournament (1986 World Cup Mexico) and lost all matches without scoring a goal. The women's team, currently ranked 8, participated in 5 World Cups and reached 4th place in 2003 World Cup USA.