“Canadian athletes have once again made their mark on the world stage, placing 5th in the overall medal standings at this year’s Parapan American Games by winning 13 gold, 22 silver, and 28 bronze medals.
“I congratulate all our athletes on their tremendous performances while representing Canada. Their spirit, strength and perseverance are an inspiration to us all.
“I also wish them the best of luck in their training for the upcoming 2012 Paralympic Games in London, England, the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, and other sporting events at home and abroad.
“Our Government will continue to support our athletes and promote physical activity for all ages so that Canada remains a leading sport nation.”