Culture and Tourism Minister David Eggen issued the following statement:
“I am very pleased to send my congratulations and best wishes to all of the athletes from Alberta who are representing Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.
“Since 1955, Canada has participated in the Pan Am Games, and today more than 70 young Albertans become part of that special group of athletes who are honoured to represent their country.
“All Albertans are extremely proud of their achievements and recognize their dedication to excellence in sport.
“On behalf of the Alberta government, I wish you all the best at the Pan Am Games and encourage you to take the time to enjoy the amazing experience of international competition.
“We know you will make our province and our country proud.