Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Announcement of the Members Nominated to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Canoe-Kayak Team
OTTAWA, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ – As Minister of State (Sport), I am pleased
to congratulate canoe and kayak athletes Adam van Koeverden, Mark
Oldershaw, Émilie Fournel, Hugues Fournel, Ryan Cochrane, Mark de
Jonge, and Jason McCoombs, who were nominated to the 2012 Canadian
As the largest single contributor to sport in this country, our
Government is proud to support sport participation and excellence from
playground to podium.
Canada is a top sport nation, and I, along with all Canadians, recognize
the hard work and dedication of our athletes as they train toward this
prestigious milestone in their sport careers.
As Minister of State (Sport), I wish all the best to our Canadian
Olympic Team athletes as they prepare for the Games. I would also like
to thank the coaches, family, and officials who support and encourage
the athletes who will proudly represent our country.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage