MP RANDY HOBACK PAYS TRIBUTE TO ALL WHO MADE WOUNDED WARRIORS WEEKEND A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

September 24, 2012

OTTAWA – Today in Parliament, Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Prince Albert rose during Members` Statements to pay tribute to all who made Nipawin`s recent Wounded Warriors Weekend a resounding success.  The text of Mr. Hoback`s statement is as follows:

 Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the organizers and participants of this year’s Wounded Warriors Weekend, which took place in Nipawin, Saskatchewan.

 Wounded Warriors is an organization which supports soldiers overcoming the physical and mental wounds of combat.

 The event is the first time that the Wounded Warriors programs from both Canada and the U.S. partnered to show our troops that their sacrifices did not go unnoticed.

 The soldiers, many of them injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, arrived in Saskatchewan on August 23. They then proceeded to Nipawin via motorcade, passing through communities of cheering well-wishers.

 In Nipawin, the Warriors spent the weekend golfing at the championship Evergreen Golf Course and fishing at the famous Tobin Lake.

 Dozens of sponsors stepped forward to fund the event. Local volunteers, including the members of the Royal Canadian Legion, helped to organize and carry out the weekend’s festivities.

 I know that all Hon. members will want to convey their congratulations to the event founders Blake Emmons and Jimmy Chute, and to all the event’s volunteers, for making it a resounding success.

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