|Posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:40 PM|
VICTORIA – The provincial government hasproclaimed Feb. 27, 2011 as “Chris Le Bihan and DennyMorrison Day” as part of a program to recognize BritishColumbia’s medal-winning athletes from the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic WinterGames, announced Deputy Premier Colin Hansen today.
“BritishColumbia’s Denny Morrison and Chris Le Bihan both added to Canada’s Olympicmedal haul with a Gold and Bronze medal respectively on the second-to-last dayof the Games,” said Hansen. “We have proclaimed Feb. 27, 2011 in their honourin recognition of their achievements and to thank them for helping to inspire ageneration of our youth to believe in their dreams.”
Chris Le Bihan won a Bronzemedal as a member of Canada’s four-man bobsleigh team alongside teammatesLyndon Rush, David Bissett and Lascelles Brown.
Denny Morrison led Canada inthe speed skating men’s team pursuit event to the Gold medal with MathieuGiroux and Lucas Makowsky.
“One of the greataspects of the Olympic Games is it introduces us to sports and athletes withwhom we may not be familiar,” said Lieutenant Governor Steven Point. “Becauseof their accomplishments in 2010 Chris and Denny will forever be part of ourcountry’s sports history.”
In total eight proclamationswill be made by the Province recognizing 17 British Columbian athletes who wonmedals individually or as members of a team and those who served as volunteersduring the Olympics or Paralympics. The full list of proclamations includes:
· Maelle Ricker Day (Feb. 16, 2011)
· Ashleigh McIvor Day (Feb. 23, 2011)
· Chris Le Bihan and Denny Morrison Day (Feb. 27,2011)
· Duncan Keith, Scott Niedermayer, Brent Seabrook,Roberto Luongo and Shea Weber Day (Feb. 28, 2011)
· Josh Dueck and Lindsay Debou Day (March 13,2011)
· Lauren Woolstencroft and Karolina Wisniewska Day(March 15, 2011)
· Ina Forrest, Jim Armstrong, Sonja Gaudet andDarryl Neighbour Day (March 20, 2011)
· Olympic and Paralympic Blue Jacket VolunteersDay (March 21, 2011)
The text of the “Chris Le Bihan and DennyMorrison Day” proclamation reads:
WHEREAS we recognize the significant achievements and contributionsthat British Columbia’s Olympic and Paralympic medalists have made to oursociety through their inspiring performances, leadership and in helping tobuild pride in our province and nation, and
WHEREAS Denny Morrison and his team won the Gold Medal in the Men’sTeam Pursuit at the XXI Olympic Winter Games on February 27, 2010, and
WHEREAS Chris Le Bihan and his team won the Bronze Medal in theFour-man Bobsleigh at the XXI Olympic Winter Games on February 27, 2010, and
WHEREAS Our Lieutenant Governor, by and withthe advice and consent of the Executive Council, has been pleased to enactOrder in Council 903 on October 11, 2002;
NOW KNOW YE THATWe do by these presents proclaim and declare that February 27, 2011, shallbe known as
“Chris Le Bihan and Denny Morrison Day”
in the Province of British Columbia.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF We have caused these OurLetters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Our Province to be hereuntoaffixed.
WITNESS, The Honourable Steven L. Point,Lieutenant Governor of Our Province of British Columbia, in Our City ofVictoria, in Our Province, this fourteenth day of February, two thousand elevenand in the sixtieth year of Our Reign.
Ministry of Finance
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