OTTAWA, Nov. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - Over the next nine days, more than
1,500 athletes representing over 30 countries will compete in the
IV Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Team Canada is
proud to be among them.
The Parapan American Games are an important event for the development of
Canadian athletes with disabilities and provide them with valuable
training and competition experience. For many sports, these Games will
serve as a qualifying event for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Our Government is proud to support all the athletes that make up Team
Canada at these Games and to have provided funding to the Canadian
Paralympic Committee—the organization responsible for sending our teams
On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Government of Canada,
and all Canadians, I wish all our athletes the much success as the
IV Parapan American Games officially open. Your talent and
determination are an inspiration and source of pride for Canadians of
all ages and backgrounds across the country.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information:
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)