OTTAWA (ON), March 13, 2022 /CNW/ – The 2022 Paralympic Winter Games are drawing to a close and, on behalf of all Canadians, Whit and I would like to congratulate all the athletes on their tremendous success. We would also like to thank their coaches, trainers, volunteers, family and friends, all who have supported these talented Canadians.

The Paralympics call on the best of us. The dedication required to become a Paralympian requires nothing less than consistent effort throughout life. To persist despite injuries, setbacks, loss of motivation and countless other difficulties.

This attitude represents the spirit of ajuinnata, an Inuktitut phrase that means, among other things, never give up! Paralympic athletes are shining examples of this concept. Your perseverance and hard work remind us all of our potential ability to turn adversity into strength. Thank you for showing Canadian excellence to the world.

Go Team Canada!

Mary Simon

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