Statement from MP Larry Miller in the House of Commons – Congratulations to Larisa Yurkiw

February 27, 2014

 

Statement from MP Larry Miller in the House of Commons – Congratulations to Larisa Yurkiw

 

Ottawa, ON – Below is a statement that Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, presented in the House of Commons during Member’s Statements:

 

Thank you Mr. Speaker,


I rise in the House today to congratulate Larisa Yurkiw on her recent performance at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

 

Larisa is a Canadian skier from Owen Sound who specializes in Ladies’ Downhill Alpine Skiing and the Women’s Super-G races.

Following a devastating knee injury in 2010 she was cut from the Canadian team and was on her own to fundraise her way to Sochi.

 

Larisa worked hard and qualified for the Olympics with a career-best run. She fundraised on her own just so that she could don the red and white and represent Canada in Sochi.

 

At the games Larisa raced hard and in the Ladies’ Downhill race finished only 1.86 seconds off of the gold medal winning time. What an effort!

 

Larisa, your performance at the games was incredible. You worked so hard to even be there and have shown all Canadians that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. I speak for all Canadians in saying that we are truly proud of all that you have accomplished.”

 

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