26 February 2006
Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Jennifer Heil, winner of Canada’s first gold medal at the Turin Olympic Winter Games.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the occasion of the closing of the XXth Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy.
"Over the past 17 days, millions of Canadians of all ages have closely followed your competitions; and you have made us proud, delivering world-class performances.
Throughout the Games, you have proudly displayed our national colours and have been outstanding ambassadors for both sports and our country, through your dignity, respect and dedication. Together, you have paved the way for the next generation of Canadians to engage in competitive sports.
Today, the Olympic flame will begin its long journey to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Congratulations to Team Canada in Turin, and good luck to our paralympic athletes and coaches, who will soon have their turn at making us proud to be Canadian."