Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

December 04, 2009 13:47 ET

Governor General to Open Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2009) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, is proud to open the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

"After opening the Olympic Games on February 12, I will be very proud to kick off the Paralympic Games, a celebration of winter and of sports excellence. These Games are a wonderful opportunity for all Canadians to recognize the talent and the determination of these athletes, from everywhere around the world, living the Olympic dream. It is with great enthusiasm that I will be by their side to encourage them and cheer them on during their competition," said the Governor General.

The Opening Ceremony will be held on March 12, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information on the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, visit:

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