CALGARY, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada, I am pleased to congratulate this year's inductees into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
The following Canadian athletes are being honoured for their remarkable contributions to sport in Canada:
|Marion Lay||(builder - sport administration)|
|Daryl "Doc" Seaman||(builder - hockey)|
|Charmaine Hooper||(athlete - soccer)|
|Pierre Lueders||(athlete - bobsleigh)|
|Scott Niedermayer||(athlete - hockey)|
|Jamie Salé and David Pelletier||(athlete - pairs figure skating)|
|Derek Porter||(athlete - rowing)|
|Jeremy Wotherspoon||(athlete - speed skating)|
With the induction of the Class of 2012, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame will now include 529 honoured members, representing 60 summer and winter sports.
The Government of Canada is very proud of our amazing sport heroes—past and present. They are inspiring role models for future athletes in this country, and their accomplishments show that Canada is truly a leading sport nation.
As the Minister of State for Sport, I commend Canada's Sports Hall of Fame on highlighting the achievements of our ever-inspiring athletes and sport builders.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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Jenny Van Alstyne
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
Minister of State (Sport)