Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Announcement of the Nominees to the 2012 Canadian Paralympic Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team
OTTAWA, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ – As Minister of State (Sport), I offer my
heartfelt congratulations to wheelchair basketball athletes Cindy
Ouellet, Elaine Allard, Elisha Williams, Katie Harnock, Jamey Jewells,
Janet McLachlan, Jessica Vliegenthart, Kendra Ohama, Maude Jacques,
Tamara Steeves, Tara Feser, and Tracey Ferguson, who were today named
to the 2012 Canadian Paralympic Team. Congratulations as well to their
coach, Bill Johnson.
Our athletes are an enormous source of pride for all Canadians. That is
why the Harper Government is proud to provide our continued support for
Paralympic sports and our Canadian Paralympic athletes who will proudly
represent our great nation on the world stage.
As Minister of State (Sport), I wish all these athletes the very best of
success as they prepare for this incredible milestone in their sport
careers. We will be cheering for you and your teammates this summer as
you begin your pursuit for world-class athletic excellence at the
Paralympic Games in London.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage