Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Closing of the IV Parapan American Games

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - As the IV Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, officially come to an end, I would like to congratulate all of our Canadian competitors, as well as all the coaches, officials, and everyone who helped support Team Canada over the last two weeks.

Our athletes demonstrated skill and determination, and many of their outstanding performances resulted in spectacular podium finishes. Their combined efforts allowed Canada to achieve a 5th place ranking in the final standings. This is a wonderful accomplishment of which we all can be proud.

I would like to congratulate all our athletes on their tremendous performances. You have made us proud and inspired us with your passion and dedication to your sport.

We look forward to our opportunity to host the Americas four years from now. I invite Canadians to join us in 2015, when Canada hosts the XVII Pan American and the V Parapan American Games in Toronto.

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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