Transcript of 2015 The Year of Sport in Review
[Text on screen: 2015 The Year of Sport in Review]
[Narrator, The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
“As a Paralympian, a parent with children who are involved in sport and, now, as Canada’s Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I know the impact of sport.
And what a year 2015, the Year of Sport in Canada, has been—filled with incredible highlights and lasting memories.
[ Spectators cheering and waving Canadian flags in grandstands ]
Narrator: Once again, our high-performance athletes led the way in their relentless pursuit of the podium whenever and wherever they compete.
Our national junior hockey team got the year off to a golden start with their sixteenth world championship title.
[ The Canadian national junior hockey team in action and celebrating on ice]
Narrator: The Canada Winter Games followed in beautiful Prince George, British Columbia, showcasing Canada’s aspiring young athletes—many of whom I know we’ll see down the road on Olympic and Paralympic podiums.
[ Cross-country skiers racing during the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C..]
[A Ringette athletes competing on the ice during the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C..]
[ Judo athletes in competition during the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. .]
[ A snowboard athlete performing a jump during the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. .]
[ Special Olympics athletes on the podium with their medals.]
Narrator: The FIFA Women’s World Cup will impact not only soccer, but women’s sports for many years to come.
[ A goal being scored at a FIFA Women’s World Cup match ]
[ A goaltender blocking the ball at a FIFA Women’s World Cup match ]
[ Team Canada athletes give each other high-fives at a FIFA Women’s World Cup match ]
Narrator: The Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games were a festival of sport and culture that ignited the country. From the speed of sprinter Andre De Grasse to the grace of gymnast Ellie Black and the rugged determination of our wheelchair rugby team, our athletes propelled Team Canada to best-ever medal performances.
[ Panoramic view of the CN Tower and Toronto city scape ]
[ Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall during the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games]
[ Fireworks projected from the CN Tower during the 2015 Pan American Games ]
[ Canadian athletics competitor Andre De Grasse in competition at the 2015 Pan American Games]
[ Canadian gymnast Ellie Black holding the medals she won at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games ]
[ Canadian wheelchair rugby team in action at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games ]
[ Team Canada athletes at a media event ]
Narrator: And, if that wasn’t enough, there were over 60 international single-sport championships. None of these events could have taken place without the help of countless volunteers, who are truly the backbone of any successful event.
[ A volunteer walking in a venue at the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games ]
[ Volunteers help spectators find their seats in a venue at the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games ]
[ A volunteer waving to the camera during the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games ]
[ Various volunteers celebrating and clapping hands at the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games ]
Narrator: As well, sport associations and clubs across the country encouraged people of all ages to get more involved in sport.
[ Children dribbling a basketball in a gym ]
[ A child running through floor squares in a gym ]
Narrator: And the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities marked their tenth anniversary by providing access to an organized sport to their one-millionth child!
[ A child jumping over a hurdle in a gym ]
[ Children throwing basketballs at hoops in a gym ]
Narrator: I encourage all Canadians to make sport and physical activity a part of your life. Set new goals for 2016.
[ A child performs a somersault from a springboard into a pool ]
[ An adult helps a child ride a bicycle ]
Narrator: Let’s all ensure that Canada is a healthier and stronger sport nation by 2017 when we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation together.
[ Coaches helping a child and a teenager perform somersaults in a gym ]
[ Wheelchair fencers in competition ]
[ Spectators cheering in grandstands ]
[ Children playing indoor soccer ]
[ Young hockey players celebrating on the ice ]
[Text on screen: Learn more! Canada.ca/Sport #YearofSport ]
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