Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

March 19, 2009 16:50 ET

Statement by the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport)

Congratulating the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team on Winning the Nations Cup at the International Paralympic Committee World Cup Finals

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 19, 2009) - The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), congratulated the athletes of the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team for winning the Nations Cup at the International Paralympic Committee World Cup Finals in Whistler, British Columbia. This is a historic moment for Canada and for para-alpine ski racing, as Austria and the United States were previously the only two nations to ever win the Nations Cup.

Also notable, Canadian athletes Lauren Woolstencroft, Viviane Forest, and Kimberly Joines all won Crystal Globes at the event. These champions, like all our Canadian athletes, continue to demonstrate their commitment and dedication to sport.

"Canadians are extremely proud of the outstanding performance of our Para-Alpine Ski Team, which made history by winning the IPC Nations Cup for the first time. With less than a year to go until Canada welcomes the world to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, our athletes are already showing everyone what they are made of, winning 234 medals in this winter season alone. Together, Canadians will be cheering on our athletes as they win gold here at home and 'Own the Podium' in 2010."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    Michelle Yao
    819-934-1131