Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Announcement of the Nominees to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Fencing Team

Jul 10, 2012, 12:00 ET from Canadian Heritage

OTTAWA, July 10, 2012 /CNW/ - As Minister of State (Sport), I offer my heartfelt congratulations to fencing athletes Philippe Beaudry, Sandra Sassine, Étienne Lalonde-Turbide, Monica Peterson, and Sherraine Schalm, who were today named to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team.

Our athletes are an enormous source of pride for all Canadians. That is why the Harper Government is proud to provide our continued support for Olympic sports and our Canadian Olympic athletes who will proudly represent our great nation on the world stage.

As Minister of State (Sport), I wish all these athletes the very best of success as they prepare for this incredible milestone in their sport careers. We will be cheering for you and your teammates this summer as you begin your pursuit for world-class athletic excellence at the Olympic Games in London.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage