Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement (Saturday) congratulating the women’s K-4 kayaking team on winning Canada’s first gold medal of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games:
“On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to congratulate the women’s K-4 kayaking team on winning Canada’s first Pan American Games gold medal in the women’s K-4 500 metres event.
“This is a tremendous achievement for the team of Emilie Fournel, K.C. Fraser, Michelle Russell and Hannah Vaughan. Canadians across the country and around the world are extremely proud of their accomplishment.
“Congratulations as well to their coaches and training staff for their countless hours of hard work, passion and commitment.
“Our Canadian team is full of dedicated, talented athletes. Along with all Canadians, I look forward to more fantastic moments and achievements from our Canadian athletes throughout the Games.”