Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

December 02, 2009 16:19 ET

Statement by the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), on the Occasion of World Cup Events

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2009) - Canadian athletes gave stellar performances at World Cup events on the weekend.

On November 29, Manuel Osborne-Paradis gained his first World Cup super-G podium with an impressive run of 1:32.93 at the Bombardier Lake Louise Winterstart ski races. Including the gold he won last March in Kvitfjell, Mr. Osborne-Paradis now has six World Cup podiums.

As well, Canada's mixed team won the Tiscover Team Relay at the World Cup luge event in Innsbruck-Igls, Austria. Alex Gough, Sam Edney, and doubles Chris Moffat and Mike Moffat, all from Calgary, finished with a combined time of 2:10.864.

As Minister of State (Sport) and on behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate our gold medalists and to commend all of the other Canadian athletes who participated in these competitions. Your hard work and dedication are producing great results. As Canadians everywhere look forward to cheering on our athletes at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, I have no doubt that we will "Own the Podium" in less than 80 days.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    819-934-1122