Congratulatory Message to Canada's Olympic Athletes

“As Her Majesty the Queen’s representative in Alberta it gives me great pleasure to congratulate each of our athletes for their exceptional success at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“We are so proud of the accomplishments of all of Team Canada and especially the 31 athletes born here in Alberta. The Olympics provide us with a special occasion to unite in so many ways and to achieve truly wonderful things. One of the best parts is the opportunity to cheer on your teammates and for our communities to join together in seeing our country thrive.

“The passion, drive and determination of our athletes is unmistakable. All Canadian athletes made us proud and act as an inspiration not only to young men and women but all Albertans and Canadians.

“I offer my warmest congratulations to you and your team on your achievements in getting where you are today. I wish you all the very best for every success in your futures. We now eagerly await our opportunity to continue cheering on our acclaimed athletes in the Paralympic Summer Games next month.”

- Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta