VANCOUVER, Jan. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - I was honoured to have attended the
Rowing Canada Aviron Award Banquet to honour Canada's best athletes in
all levels of rowing. Throughout the past year, Canadian rowers made a
name for themselves nationally and internationally.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I am pleased to offer my
congratulations to all our Canadian rowers, including those who made us
proud at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Their accomplishments
are an inspiration to Canadians of all ages and abilities, particularly
our young people.
Rowing is one of Canada's most successful medal sports, with an
impressive history of accomplishments and podium finishes at the
highest levels of competition, including the latest Olympic Summer
Games in London. I commend the accomplishment of all the coaches and
volunteers and everyone at Rowing Canada Aviron who are devoted to
bringing excellence to this sport.
We will continue working with Canada's sport organizations, like Rowing
Canada Aviron, to support our athletes and the sport in Canada. The
Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in
Canada and supports participation and excellence from playground to
As Minister of State (Sport), I would like to recognize all our athletes
being honoured at the Rowing Canada Aviron Annual Award Banquet.
Congratulations on this important achievement.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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