2015 The Year of Sport in Review
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2015 The Year of Sport in Review


[Text on screen: 2015 The Year of Sport in Review] Narrator: The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities “As a Paralympian, a parent with children who are involved in sport and, now, as Canada’s Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I know the impact of sport. And what a year 2015, the Year of Sport in Canada, has been—filled with incredible highlights and lasting memories. Once again, our high-performance athletes led the way in their relentless pursuit of the podium whenever and wherever they compete. Our national junior hockey team got the year off to a golden start with their sixteenth world championship title. The Canada Winter Games followed in beautiful Prince George, British Columbia, showcasing Canada’s aspiring young athletes —many of whom I know we’ll see down the road on Olympic and Paralympic podiums. The FIFA Women’s World Cup will impact not only soccer, but women’s sports for many years to come. The Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games were a festival of sport and culture that ignited the country. From the speed of sprinter Andre De Grasse to the grace of gymnast Ellie Black and the rugged determination of our wheelchair rugby team, our athletes propelled Team Canada to best-ever medal performances. And, if that wasn’t enough, there were over 60 international single-sport championships hosted across the country. None of these events could have taken place without the help of countless volunteers, who are truly the backbone of any successful event. As well, sport associations and clubs across the country encouraged people of all ages to get more involved in sport. And the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities marked their tenth anniversary by providing access to an organized sport to their one-millionth child! I encourage all Canadians to make sport and physical activity a part of your life. Set new goals for 2016. Let’s all ensure that Canada is a healthier and stronger sport nation by 2017 when we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation together. [Text on screen: Learn more! Canada.ca/Sport #YearofSport ] [Canada Wordmark ]

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