Canada 2015 Host Cities come together in Canadian capital
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The National Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 has wrapped up four days of meetings in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, this 7-10 October 2013. The week included both the FIFA Women's World Cup Official Host Cities Workshop and the Venue General Manager meetings.

“We welcomed the Host Cities to the nation’s capital for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Host City Workshop,” said Peter Montopoli, Chief Executive Officer of the National Organising Committee. “This is a great opportunity for our country to work together as we approach what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for sport in Canada.”

The FIFA Women's World Cup Official Host Cities Workshop provided cities with the chance to meet FIFA marketing, communications and brand protection representatives. The sessions also provided the cities with the chance to learn more about the opportunities available to them in hosting both the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

Also as part of the week’s activities, the National Organising Committee officially launched the National Volunteer Programme on Tuesday 8 October. The launch took place at historic Parliament Hill, with the Honourable Candice Bergen, Canada’s Minister of State (Social Development). Canadians showed their strong interest and support of the competitions with nearly 1,000 persons registering to volunteer in the first two days after the portal opened.

The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 runs 5-24 August in Edmonton, Toronto, Montréal and Moncton. The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 runs one year later from 6 June to 5 July in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montréal and Moncton.