LONDON, Sept. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper
and the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my most heartfelt
congratulations to Benoît Huot, who was today named Canada's
flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic
Summer Games. This announcement was made by the Canadian Paralympic
Committee today in London, England.
Benoît's outstanding performance in swimming, resulting in three
medals—a gold, silver and bronze—has inspired Canadians across the
country. Benoît truly is a Super Athlete: determined, relentless, and
tough. I look forward to cheering him on, along with the entire
Canadian Paralympic Team, as he proudly carries the Canadian flag into
the closing ceremony of the Games.
It has been an exciting journey for our Canadian Paralympic Team so far,
and I am honoured to have been here in London to see many of their
incredible performances. I encourage all Canadians to join me in
cheering on our Canadian Paralympic Team in this final day of
A list of Canada's Paralympic team members and other information on the
2012 London Paralympic Summer Games is available on the Canadian
Paralympic Committee website at www.paralympic.ca.
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)