PM attends opening ceremony of 2013 Canada Summer Games

Prime Minister Stephen Harper participated in the opening ceremony of the 2013 Canada Summer Games which are being held from August 2 to 17, in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

“During the next 15 days, more than 4,200 remarkable athletes from across the country will Get in the Games and demonstrate their hard work, dedication and team spirit,” said Prime Minister Harper. “I look forward to watching the great moments in sport that will emerge from these Games and on behalf of all Canadians, I would like to wish all participants the best of luck.”

As the country’s largest domestic multisport event, the Canada Games bring together young Canadian athletes from every province and territory. To date, the Games have united, since their start, over 100,000 athletes. This competition provides participants with valuable experience as Canada’s next generation aspiring to reach the podium in major international competitions.

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