Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Announcement of the Goalball Nominees to the 2012 Canadian Paralympic Team

OTTAWA, July 6, 2012 /CNW/ - As Minister of State (Sport) I am pleased to congratulate Canadian goalball athletes, Ashlie Andrews, Whitney Bogart, Amy Kneebone, Jillian MacSween, Nancy Morin, Cassandra Orgeles, Mario Caron, Brendan Gaulin, Bruno Haché, Doug Ripley, Simon Tremblay, and Ahmad Zeividavi, who have earned their spots on the 2012 Canadian Paralympic Team.

The Harper Government is pleased to provide continued support for Paralympic sports and all of our amazing Canadian Paralympic athletes. Not only are you an enormous source of pride for all Canadians, you serve as incredibly inspiring role models of excellent sportsmanship, determination and motivation for our children and youth.

As Minister of State (Sport), I look forward to joining Canadians across our country as we cheer on Team Canada this summer. I wish all of our Canadian Paralympic Team athletes the very best of success as they prepare for this extremely prestigious moment in their sport careers.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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For more information (media only), please contact:

Jenny Van Alstyne
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)
819-934-1122
jenny.vanalstyne@pch.gc.ca


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