OTTAWA, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Congratulations to the swimmers who have
earned their spots on the 2012 Canadian Paralympic Team. They are
Camille Bérubé, Morgan Bird, Valerie Drapeau, Valérie Grand'Maison,
Brianna Jennett-McNeill, Kirstie Kasko, Sarah Mailhot, Sarah Mehain,
Summer Mortimer, Jana Murphy, Brianna Nelson, Aurélie Rivard, Katarina
Roxon, Rhea Schmidt, Amber Thomas, Isaac Bouckley, Devin Gotell,
Michael Heath, Brian Hill, Benoit Huot, Zachary McAllister, David Scott
Patterson, Nathan Stein, and Donovan Tildesley.
These athletes have been training hard, devoting time and energy in
order to qualify for the highest level of sport competition at the
London 2012 Paralympic Games.
The 2012 Paralympic Games will bring Canadian athletes together with
other world calibre athletes in a common pursuit of sport excellence.
The Harper Government is pleased to support Paralympic sports and our
Canadian Paralympic athletes, who are a great source of pride for all
Canadians. As the largest single contributor to sport in this country,
the Government of Canada supports sport participation and excellence
from playground to podium.
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
For further 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)