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October 23, 2010 19:00 ET

Statement by the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), on the Occasion of the Canadian Paralympic Committee's Vancouver 2010 Awards Ceremony

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2010) - The 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver were an outstanding success for Canada and for all our athletes who took part.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) has honoured the athletes and coaches who made these Games an outstanding moment in Canadian sport history by presenting its first ever awards to celebrate their accomplishments. Six awards were presented today.

The awards were presented to: Brian McKeever (Best Male Athlete Award); Robin McKeever (Guide, Brian McKeever); Lauren Woolstencroft (Best Female Athlete Award); Viviane Forest (Best Debut Award); Lindsay Debou (Guide, Viviane Forest); Sonja Gaudet, Darryl Neighbour, Jim Armstrong, Ina Forrest, Bruno Yizek (Wheelchair Curling Team – Best Team Award); Kasper Wirz (Tim Frick Paralympic Coach Excellence Award); and David Greig (Para-Development Coach Award).

Canada's Paralympic athletes are an enormous source of pride and inspiration for all Canadians. On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I congratulate all the award winners. I would also like to thank the CPC for inspiring Canadians with disabilities to get involved in sport and for making it possible for them to compete and win.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    Vanessa Schneider
    Director of Communications