TORONTO, May 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The 2013 Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame
induction ceremony was held yesterday to recognize and celebrate those
who have made a significant contribution to the growth and development
of the Paralympic Movement in Canada. The London 2012 Athlete Awards
were also presented to honour top athletes and officials and recognize
their achievements at the most recent Paralympic Games.
I congratulate the new members of the Hall of Fame and the recipients of
the Athlete Awards on their remarkable accomplishments and thank them
for inspiring Canadians to get involved in physical activity. You are
an enormous source of pride for our nation.
I also wish to thank the Canadian Paralympic Committee on behalf of the
Government of Canada for hosting these awards in honour of our
Paralympic athletes, coaches, and builders, as well as for their
dedication in promoting Paralympic ideals and excellence in Canada.
Information about the new inductees and award recipients is available on
the website of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
(media only), please contact:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)