Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Announcement of the Members Nominated to the 2012 Canadian Paralympic Judo, Shooting and Wheelchair Fencing Teams

OTTAWA, July 25, 2012 /CNW/ - As Minister of State (Sport), I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who were nominated to the 2012 Canadian Paralympic Team in Judo, Shooting and Wheelchair Fencing.

Judo: Justin Karn, Timothy Rees, and Tony Walby

Shooting: Christos Trifonidis and Doug Blessin

Wheelchair Fencing: Pierre Mainville and Sylvie Morel

As the largest single contributor to sport in this country, our Government is proud to support sport participation and excellence from playground to podium.

Canada is a top sport nation, and I, along with all Canadians, recognize the hard work and dedication of our athletes as they train toward this prestigious milestone in their sport careers.

As Minister of State (Sport), I wish all the best to our Canadian Paralympic Team athletes as they prepare for the Games. I would also like to thank the coaches, family, and officials who support and encourage the athletes who will proudly represent our country.


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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