Culture and Tourism Minister David Eggen issued the following statement:
“I am delighted to congratulate all of the Alberta athletes who are representing Canada at the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto.
“Canada has participated in every Parapan Am Games since their inception, and today more than 40 Albertans will join this amazing group of athletes for the first time on Canadian soil.
“Albertans are continually impressed by the accomplishments of these athletes who have overcome physical challenges and adversity to excel at an international level.
“On behalf of the Alberta government, I wish you all the best at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games. We hope you will always remember these Games and the important role you played in this incredible celebration of athletic competition.
“You are true ambassadors for this province and nation, and you make us all proud.
“Go Team Canada.”