OTTAWA, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - As Minister of State (Sport), I offer my
heartfelt congratulations to the Athletics Canada athletes who were
named to the 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams.
The athletes named to the 2012 Olympic team are Mohammed Ahmed, Dylan
Armstrong, Melissa Bishop, Mélanie Blouin, Nathan Brannen, Jared
Connaughton, Reid Coolsaet, Derek Drouin, Crystal Emmanuel, Sultana
Frizell, Alex Genest, Phylicia George, Eric Gillis, Elizabeth Gleadle,
Inaki Gomez, Geoff Harris, Akeem Haynes, Nikkita Holder, Julie Labonté,
Cameron Levins, Segun Makinde, Jenna Martin, Michael Mason, Curtis
Moss, Justin Rodhe, Rachel Seaman, Nicole Sifuentes, Gavin Smellie,
Jessica Smith, Oluseyi Smith, Heather Steacy, Jim Steacy, Hilary
Stellingwerff, Brianne Theisen, Damian Warner, Ian Warner, Justyn
Warner, Sarah Wells, Dylan Wykes and Jessica Zelinka.
The athletes named to the 2012 Paralympic team are Rachael Burrows, Josh
Cassidy, Earle Connor, Nathan Dewitt, Braedon Dolfo, Jason Dunkerley,
Jonathan Dunkerley, Alexandre Dupont, Michel Filteau, Keira-Lyn Frie,
Eric Gauthier, Andrew Heffernan, Joshua Karanja, Brandon King, Brent
Lakatos, Colin Mathieson, Virginia McLachlan, Alister McQueen, Kyle
Pettey, Leah Robinson, Diane Roy, Michelle Stilwell, Curtis Thom,
Dustin Walsh, Dylan Williamson and Sean Young.
Our athletes are an enormous source of pride for all Canadians. That is
why the Harper Government is proud to provide our continued support for
Olympic and Paralympic sports and our Canadian Olympic and Paralympic
athletes who will proudly represent our great nation on the world
As Minister of State (Sport), I wish all these athletes the very best of
success as they prepare for this incredible milestone in their sport
careers. We will be cheering for you and your teammates this summer as
you begin your pursuit for world-class athletic excellence at the
Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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Jenny Van Alstyne
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Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)