Posted by: PPHR | March 21, 2010

Congratulations to the athletes of the Paralympic Winter Games

From gold medal performances to career bests, Whistler’s celebrating with Canadian athletes

“It’s super exciting to win in front of a Canadian crowd,” said Lauren Woolstencroft after earning a gold medal in Women’s Standing Super G. This is Woolstencroft’s fourth gold medal of the Games.

It’s also exciting for Canadian crowds to see a Canuck stand on top of the podium. There’s nothing like it. After all, these Paralympic Winter Games are about the athletes and Whistler is celebrating.

Congratulations to Sea to Sky athletes – Tyler Mosher for testing his limits in cross-country skiing. To Matt Hallat, Morgan Perrin, Sam Danniels and guide Lindsay Debou in alpine skiing. You make Whistler proud.

The momentum was strong with sold-out tickets, standing room only, and a Canadian medal rush – eclipsing the five gold won in 2006. So far, Canada has 14 medals (seven gold, four silver and three bronze) and the Games aren’t over yet.

Congratulations to gold medal winners who dazzled spectators at Whistler venues. Lauren Woolstencroft of North Vancouver, B.C., with four gold medals in the women’s standing category downhill, slalom, super giant slalom and giant slalom.

“Everybody is cheering for us because we’re Canadian and we compete for the national team. It’s great to come down and have your people at the bottom,” Woolstencroft told media after her sixth career Paralympic Gold.

Congratulations go to Viviane Forest of Edmonton and her ski guide Lindsay Debou a local Whistler girl for winning gold in downhill and silver in slalom. Congratulations to Brian McKeever who won gold in the 10-kilometre classic race and 20-kilometre race for the visually impaired.

“Friends and family are here,” McKeever said. “A home crowd supported us through this whole journey. That means a lot.”

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  1. As a Canadian I also had the pleasure of watching our Women get Gold and Bronze in the standing Slalom event on an absolutely georgious day.

    In the end though this closing ceremony held a special place in my heart. As a Whistler Resident I was there on the day that Vancouver was chosen to host the Olympics and Paralympic games and now that experience has come full circle. On my blog I posted a virtual Olympic tour of both Pan Pacific Hotels. Feel free to check it out at http://blog.virtualwhistler.com/?page_id=99


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