Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 18, 2016 10:38 ET

Statement by Minister Qualtrough on the Closing of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2016) -

As the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games draw to a close this evening, and our athletes enter the stadium with Aurélie Rivard (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) proudly carrying our flag, I join more than 35 million Canadians in congratulating all the members of Team Canada on their accomplishments and contributions to sport.

Over the past 11 days, Team Canada has personified the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality. They have represented Canada with integrity and passion. They have shown us unforgettable moments of perseverance and triumph.

Every athlete who qualified for the Canadian Paralympic Team did so with some help. Our Government is proud to support our Paralympic athletes, and we stand with their coaches, support staff, families, friends and communities to help them on their journey.

On behalf of all Canadians, I congratulate Team Canada on an outstanding Paralympic Games.

Associated Links

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the Closing of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Canadian Paralympic Committee

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  • Ashley Michnowski
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough
    Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities