OTTAWA, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Today, the 2012 Rolling Rampage on the Hill brought Parliamentarians, elementary school children, and wheelchair athletes from across Canada and around the world to Parliament Hill to raise funds for the Canadian Foundation of Physically Disabled Persons and our Canadian Paralympic Team.
From the Torch Run to the Wheelchair Relay and 10K Wheelchair Road Race, this exciting event clearly demonstrated how the power of sport can bring Canadians together, not only to engage in physical activity, but in support of a great cause.
Taking home ten gold medals in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, our Canadian Paralympians are nothing short of inspiring. Their hard work and dedication to their sport is admirable, and as our athletes work feverishly in preparation for the Paralympics, I, along with all Canadians, am getting set to cheer them on as they compete in London this summer.
Our Government is committed to promoting and encouraging barrier-free sport participation and active living among people of all ages and abilities. We understand how important it is to provide meaningful opportunities for persons with a disability to become involved in sport, and to develop according to their interests, abilities, and talents.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I applaud the organizers and participants of today's races. Through events like the Rolling Rampage, we are working together to further promote sport and active living for people with disabilities.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage