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Monday, October 20, 2014
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PREMIER CONGRATULATES SASK OLYMPIC ATHLETES, VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS

Premier Brad Wall today congratulated all of the Saskatchewan athletes, volunteers and other participants on a very successful Olympic showing.

"Saskatchewan athletes earned an impressive 11 medals in total," Wall said. "Nine of those medals are gold, one silver and one bronze."

Medal recipients included:

• Corinne Bartel, Silver in Women's Curling
• Ryan Getzlaf, Gold in Men's Ice Hockey
• Ben Hebert, Gold in Men's Curling
• Gina Kingsbury, Gold in Women's Ice Hockey
• Lucas Makowsky, Gold in Speed Skating Team Pursuit
• Patrick Marleau, Gold in Men's Ice Hockey
• Meaghan Mikkelson, Gold in Women's Ice Hockey
• Brenden Morrow, Gold in Men's Ice Hockey
• Lyndon Rush, Bronze in Men's Bobsleigh
• Colleen Sostorics, Gold in Women's Ice Hockey
• Hayley Wickenheiser, Gold in Women's Ice Hockey

"I want to say a heartfelt congratulations to all our Saskatchewan athletes," Wall said. "They represented our province and our country incredibly well. We are proud to call you our own."

The Saskatchewan Pavilion closed yesterday after 17 days at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. More than 120,000 people passed through the pavilion over the course of the Games.

"We had people from Australia, China, Germany, Poland, Saudi Arabia - literally from all over the world - visit our pavilion," Wall said. "We told an international audience that Saskatchewan is a great place to make a living and to make a life."

Visitors were exposed to all aspects of Saskatchewan, including the province's economy, industry, food and entertainment. They were also greeted by friendly staff and volunteers who were from Saskatchewan.

"I want to say a big thank you to all our volunteers - a 150 in total - and to our dedicated staff," Wall said. "Our core team worked hard for more than a month straight to ensure our pavilion was a success, and I can say that it absolutely was, so thank you."

Saskatchewan people were also involved in other ways at the games as officials, coaches and in other roles.

"Congratulations to the officials, coaches and others from Saskatchewan who were involved in the Olympics," Wall said. "Each of you have also made Saskatchewan proud."

"This was an incredible experience," Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Dustin Duncan said. "I can't believe it is over. We put on a fantastic show and I am proud of our team and proud to be from Saskatchewan."

For more information on Saskatchewan people at the games, visit: http://www.csc-sask.ca/2010/index.html.

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For more information, contact:

Jennifer Johnson
Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Email: jennifer.johnson@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-529-5805

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