header image
The world according to David Graham

Topics

acva bili chpc columns committee conferences elections environment essays ethi faae foreign foss guelph hansard highways history indu internet leadership legal military money musings newsletter oggo pacp parlchmbr parlcmte politics presentations proc qp radio reform regs rnnr satire secu smem statements tran transit tributes tv unity

Recent entries

  1. Trump will win in 2020 (and keep an eye on 2024)
  2. January 17th, 2020
  3. January 16th, 2020
  4. January 15th, 2020
  5. January 14th, 2020
  6. January 13th, 2020
  7. January 12th, 2020
  8. January 11th, 2020
  9. January 10th, 2020
  10. January 9th, 2020
  11. January 8th, 2020
  12. January 7th, 2020
  13. January 6th, 2020
  14. January 5th, 2020
  15. January 4th, 2020
  16. January 3rd, 2020
  17. January 2nd, 2020
  18. January 1st, 2020
  19. December 31st, 2019
  20. December 30th, 2019
  21. December 29th, 2019
  22. December 28th, 2019
  23. December 27th, 2019
  24. December 26th, 2019
  25. December 24th, 2019
  26. December 6th, 2019
  27. A podcast with Michael Geist on technology and politics
  28. Next steps
  29. On what electoral reform reforms
  30. 2019 Fall campaign newsletter / infolettre campagne d'automne 2019
  31. older entries...

2017-02-09 14:10 House intervention / intervention en chambre

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Skiing, Statements by Members

Coupe du monde de ski alpin FIS, Déclarations de députés, Ski

Mr. Speaker, today I want to celebrate and congratulate the new super G world champion in alpine skiing.

Erik Guay continues to make history. Yesterday, in Saint-Moritz, he became the first Canadian skier to win this title. Erik is originally from the Laurentians and was a classmate of mine. Once again, he put his ambition and leadership on display for all the world to see.

The heart of the Laurentians is known as the birthplace of skiing in Canada. This reputation was established when my grandmother, Pat Paré, became the first female alpine skiing champion in Canada and the first female ski instructor in Canada, at Tremblant, in 1940.

Erik Guay's tremendous success today only solidifies this reputation. Erik's victory message on Facebook speaks volumes about his character.

“I'd just like to take a moment to thank my behind the scenes team, coaches, therapists, trainers, ski technician, family, and friends. This is our victory!!!”

Erik Guay, our champion, our role model.

Monsieur le Président, je veux aujourd'hui saluer, et surtout féliciter, le nouveau champion du monde du super-G en ski alpin.

Érik Guay continue de laisser sa marque dans l'histoire. Il est devenu hier, à Saint-Moritz, le premier skieur canadien à remporter cet honneur. Originaire des Laurentides, ayant été mon camarade de classe à quelques reprises, Érik a encore une fois démontré ses ambitions et son leadership dans le monde entier.

Le coeur des Laurentides est reconnu pour être le berceau du ski au Canada. Cette reconnaissance a été démontrée notamment lorsque ma grand-mère, Pat Paré, est devenue la première étoile féminine de ski alpin au pays, ainsi que la première professeure de ski alpin au Canada, à Tremblant, en 1940.

Cette reconnaissance continue d'être démontrée aujourd'hui avec le grand succès d'Érik Guay. Nous pouvons distinguer le caractère d'Érik dans son message de victoire publié sur Facebook:

« J'aimerais remercier tous ceux qui m'ont soutenu en coulisses, mes entraîneurs, les thérapeutes, les personnes chargées de mon entraînement physique, les préposés à l'entretien, ma famille et mes amis. Cette victoire nous appartient tous!!! »

Érik Guay est notre champion, notre exemple!

Watch | HansardEcoutez | Hansard

Posted at 15:26 on February 09, 2017

This entry has been archived. Comments can no longer be posted.

2017-02-08 ACVA 41 | hansard parlchmbr statements tv |

2017-02-09 15:27 House intervention / intervention en chambre

(RSS) Website generating code and content © 2001-2020 David Graham <david@davidgraham.ca>, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Comments are © their respective authors.