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PyeongChang Paralympic Games close: Premier Notley

Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement at the close of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea: 

“The Paralympic Winter Games have once again given us many reasons to cheer and to be proud Albertans and Canadians.

“From the thrill of Canmore’s Brian McKeever carrying Canada’s flag in the opening ceremonies to his achievement as Canada’s most decorated Winter Paralympian of all time, and through nine days of amazing competition, we have seen the undaunted power of the human spirit in action.

“Canada’s athletes impressed us with 28 medals – eight gold, four silver and 16 bronze – the most ever at a Paralympic Winter Games.

“Reaching the highest level of competition in a chosen sport is a tremendous accomplishment for any athlete. Paralympic athletes embrace this challenge, not just for themselves, but for all who face the daily demands of disability and acceptance. Through their competitive passion and extraordinary achievements, they have shown us that they are true champions of hope and possibility.

“To the athletes who live and train in Alberta, welcome home. To all the women and men of Team Canada, congratulations, and thank you for showing us that there are no limits for courage, ability and commitment.”

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