Paralympic Athlete Jason Crone Recognized by MP Larry Miller at House of Commons

September 20, 2012

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2012

Paralympic Athlete Jason Crone Recognized by MP Larry Miller at House of Commons

Ottawa, ON – On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012, Olympic and Paralympic athletes were in Ottawa to be recognized by MPs and Ministers for their performance at the recent Olympic and Paralympic games in London.

Among the athletes was Jason Crone from Owen Sound, a silver medalist in wheelchair rugby at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Athletes were presented with Diamond Jubilee medals at a special presentation with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. MP Larry Miller met with Jason on the floor of the House of Commons as athletes were recognized in front of all MP’s.

Jason is a member of the London Annihilators and later became a part of the Canadian team winning bronze in Beijing in 2008. Jason has also competed at World Championships and most recently became a Paralympic silver-medalist in London.

“Jason is a shining example of what hard work, determination and perseverance can do for you when you put your mind to it,” said Miller. “He is truly an inspiration to us all and I congratulate him on behalf of not only the residents of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound but indeed all Canadians.”

Furthermore, Josh Cassidy, a Paralympic athlete from the riding of Huron-Bruce was also in Ottawa for this ceremony and received a Diamond Jubilee medal. Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound was also represented by Karen Van Nest from Wiarton and Mary Spencer from Cape Croker at the Olympic and Paralympic games.

“I am very proud of all of the athletes from Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound who have competed in London this year,” said Miller. “I am sure I can speak on behalf of all residents of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound when I say that they have truly made us proud.”

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