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2017-12-06 14:15 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Athletes, China, Hockey, Statements by Members,

Athlètes, Chine, Déclarations de députés, Hockey,

Mr. Speaker, China will be hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022. To encourage its citizens to play winter sports, China is seeking advice from the best.

Canada is a world leader in winter sports. I have often mentioned the influence that my riding of Laurentides—Labelle has had on our country in that regard. Our expertise is also world renowned.

Today, we have the pleasure of welcoming to Ottawa a group of young hockey players from the Polyvalente des Monts de Sainte-Agathe, who are real stars in China. On July 30, 10 players and four coaches inaugurated the Zhengding Olympic facility in a game that was broadcast live to more than 150 million viewers.

The partnership is still going strong. In collaboration with the Laurentians school board and the Sainte-Adèle chamber of commerce, a new delegation of Sainte-Agathe players will represent Canada in a game scheduled for late January. Several delegates from China are also set to visit us in the next few years.

In 2022, we will win Olympic gold. As our national anthem begins to play, no place will be prouder than the Laurentians.

Monsieur le Président, en 2022, la Chine accueillera les Jeux olympiques d'hiver. Pour motiver ses citoyens à la pratique des sports d'hiver, elle veut s'inspirer de l'expertise des meilleurs.

Le Canada est un leader mondial dans le domaine des sports d'hiver. J'ai souvent mentionné à quel point ma circonscription, Laurentides—Labelle, a influencé notre pays dans cette sphère. Notre expertise est aussi mondialement reconnue.

Nous avons aujourd'hui le plaisir d'accueillir ici, à Ottawa, des jeunes hockeyeurs de la Polyvalente des Monts de Sainte-Agathe, qui sont des véritables stars en Chine. Le 30 juillet, 10 joueurs et quatre entraîneurs ont inauguré l'installation olympique de Zhengding, et la partie a été transmise en direct devant plus de 150 millions de téléspectateurs.

Le partenariat se poursuit. En collaboration avec la Commission scolaire des Laurentides et la chambre de commerce de Sainte-Adèle, une nouvelle délégation de joueurs de Sainte-Agathe représentera le Canada lors d'une partie à la fin janvier. Il est aussi prévu que plusieurs délégués de la Chine viennent chez nous au cours des prochaines années.

En 2022, nous gagnerons l'or aux Olympiques. Notre hymne national retentira et nulle part la fierté ne sera-t-elle plus ressentie que dans les Laurentides.

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Posted at 15:26 on December 06, 2017

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