OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who have been nominated to
represent Canada in wheelchair curling at the 2014 Paralympic Winter
Games in Sochi, Russia.
Canada's Paralympic Wheelchair Curling Team will comprise Skip
Jim Armstrong (British Columbia), Lead Sonja Gaudet (British Columbia),
Second Ina Forrest (British Columbia), Third Dennis Thiessen (Manitoba)
and Alternate Mark Ideson (Ontario). The team is coached by Joe Rea
As the largest single contributor to sport in this country, our
Government is proud to support sport participation and excellence from
playground to podium. We recognize the hard work and dedication of our
athletes as they train toward this important milestone in their sport
As Minister of State (Sport) and on behalf of all Canadians, I wish all
the best to our Canadian Paralympic Team athletes as they prepare for
the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. I would also like to thank
the coaches, officials and family members who support and encourage
these athletes who will proudly represent our country.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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For more information (media only), please contact:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)