Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 12, 2007 12:32 ET

Statement by the Minister of National Defence on the 4th Military World Games in India

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2007) - The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, issued the following statement today on the 4th Military World Games, hosted in Mumbai and Hyderabad, India from October 14 to 21, 2007:

"I want to wish the best of luck to our Canadian contingent of 175 Canadian Forces athletes, coaches, and support staff participating in the 4th Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) Military World Games.

I am proud to support our CF members in this world-class competition, second in size only to the Olympic Games.

Canadian Forces athletes train at the highest levels of performance while supporting Canada at home and abroad. Their talent, dedication, commitment and hard work should serve as an inspiration to us all. I have the highest level of respect and admiration for their passion for sport and country.

Our CF members embody the power of sport and the spirit of competition. I am sure they will do us proud!"

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