Culture and Tourism Minister David Eggen issued the following statement Saturday:
“I would like to send my sincere thanks and congratulations to all of the Alberta athletes who represented Canada at the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto over the past month.
“You personify the word dedication, and through hard work and devotion to excellence in sport you have inspired Albertans and Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
“Taking part in these games is an accomplishment that is limited to very few, and you represented Alberta on an international stage with class and professionalism.
“On behalf of the Government of Alberta, thank you for your perseverance and dignity in the pursuit of the highest levels of success in athletics.
“You have been outstanding representatives for this province and our nation, and have demonstrated courage, confidence and commitment—all the qualities of true champions.”