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Ottawa, May 9 (Canadian-Media): Canadian athletes, guides and coaches of the recent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 are being recognized today, for their accomplishments and performances, by Julie Payette, Governor G eneral of Canada, at Rideau Hall and on Parliament Hill by Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, media reports said.
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Olympic Winter Games athletes had brought home 29 Olympic medals, and Canada’s Paralympic team came back with 28.
The single largest investor in Canada’s sport system is reportedly the Government of Canada, which provides funding to support our athletes and to promote sport participation among all Canadians, from the playground to the podium.
“The Government of Canada recognizes that our athletes are an enormous source of pride for all Canadians…all the hard work and dedication that each of them has put into their sport. Whether it was podium success or a personal best, we congratulate all of our athletes on their tremendous accomplishments; you have made Canada proud,” said Duncan
Paye and Duncan will reportedly be accompanied by members of both Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee as well as Team Canada’s high-performance directors.
“Thank you to the Government of Canada for making today’s celebration of Canadian sporting excellence possible…We are thrilled to be able to celebrate their incredible performances together,” Tricia Smith, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee said.
“PyeongChang 2018 was a superb display of dedication, heart and perseverance…thank you to the Government of Canada for welcoming the athletes to Ottawa for such a wonderful celebration,” Marc-André Fabien, President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee said
The day will begin with an interactive national “Team Canada Classroom Champion Chat,” providing youth across Canada with the opportunity to engage with Olympians and Paralympians live from Rideau Hall.
After a special ceremony in the morning—including the presentation of the James Worrall Flag Bearer Awards presented by Petro-Canada and distribution of the Olympic and Paralympic rings presented by Teck—Team Canada members will travel to the Parliament of Canada, where another “Team Canada Classroom Champion Chat” will take place.
Athletes, guides, and coaches will then be celebrated in the House of Commons and share the story of their exceptional journey.
Athletes, students and the general public at Rideau Hall will also get a chance to try out Sports such as Para ice hockey and snowboarding.
The Government of Canada is proud to support our country’s sport system, providing funding to help our athletes and to promote sport participation among all Canadians.