February 18, 2004 (37th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Gérard Binet


Mr. Gérard Binet (Frontenac—Mégantic, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, from February 16 to 21, Prince Edward Island is hosting the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. This national edition of the Special Olympics is a prelude to the Special Olympics World Games to be held next year.
Competing in an international event is the motivation for the more than 8,500 certified volunteer coaches and 28,000 athletes with an intellectual disability to train with all their might worldwide.
Before entering competition, the athletes take the following oath: “Let me win,but if I cannot win,let me be brave in the attempt”. I think that my hon. colleagues will agree with me that this is a most noble statement, from which we could all draw inspiration.
I invite my colleagues to join me in saluting the courage and determination of these athletes.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Special Olympics Canada
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