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April 16, 2009 16:47 ET

Statement by the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), on the Occasion of London Becoming the Host Community for the 2010 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) - As Minister of State (Sport), I am pleased to congratulate the city of London, Ontario, on winning the bid to host the 2010 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games.

Our Government is proud to support Special Olympics Canada, an organization that exemplifies the spirit of fair play, excellence, and inclusiveness. All our Special Olympics athletes are dedicated and committed to working hard and pursuing excellence in sport.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, I want to recognize the work of the organizers of London's bid for the Games and to share in the excitement and enthusiasm of the people in London at having the privilege of hosting these Games in 2010. Residents and visitors to London will have an opportunity to cheer on our talented athletes from across the country, many of whom will qualify to become part of Team Canada at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, in Athens, Greece.

This event will inspire each and every one of us to work hard to reach our potential. As well, the Games will bring people of all backgrounds and all ages together in London to celebrate excellence, healthy competition, and fair play.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    Michelle Yao
    819-934-3411