Mr. Jim Manly (Cowichan-Malahat-The Islands):
Mr. Speaker, all Canadians can rejoice in Carolyn Waldo's great achievement, winning the Gold Medal for synchronized swimming.
Showing the true Olympic spirit in pursuit of excellence, Carolyn Waldo went all out in her final performance, rather than playing it safe even when the Gold Medal was in reach.
Perhaps we need to learn from athletes like Carolyn Waldo, and from coaches like Debbie Muir, that doing our honest best is even more important than winning the gold. As her coach said: "We were determined to go all out, and do extremely well to show Carolyn is a worthy champion".
We know she will take that same spirit into the duet final with Michelle Cameron a few hours from now. I am sure all Members will want to join me in saying "Thank you Carolyn Waldo, and good luck".
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: OLYMPIC GAMES-CAROLYN WALDO-SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING GOLD MEDALLIST