VANCOUVER – Premier Gordon Campbell issued the following statement today
congratulating Alexandre Bilodeau of Montreal, Quebec for winning Canada’s first
Olympic Gold medal on Canadian soil:
“On behalf of all British Columbians, I congratulate Alexandre Bilodeau
of Montreal, Quebec for being the first Canadian in Olympic history to win a gold
medal in Canada.
“Canadians have been dreaming of this moment for decades and Alexandre’s
spectacular performance was a breath-taking moment for millions across our country.
“This gold medal performance will be chronicled as one of the greatest
moments in Canadian sport history. It will inspire millions of young people from
across our country to work hard and pursue their dreams.
“As British Columbians and Canadians we are proud to welcome the world
with open arms to the 2010 Winter Olympics and this first Canadian gold medal will
bring us all a little closer as we unite to cheer on our Canadian athletes. Go Canada Go!”