Larry Maguire Highlights Souris Resident in the House of Commons

Ottawa, ON - Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris gave a Members Statement in the House of Commons on Monday, October 6th to highlight Danny Peaslee of Souris Manitoba for being the first ever Canadian to compete in the Special Olympics World Golf Cup this summer in Denmark and for being a role model for those who struggle day in and day out with disabilities.

Maguire said, "Danny is an inspiration to many and his story is one that needs to be told. I know everyone in Souris and across Canada are very proud of his accomplishments."

Members Statement delivered by Larry Maguire:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a remarkable young man from my constituency of Brandon-Souris.

"Danny Peaslee who lives in Souris Manitoba and is of the young age of 18 - - became the first ever Canadian to compete in the Special Olympics World Golf Cup this summer in Denmark.

"Danny is no stranger to competing in international golf tournaments. Time and time again he has made all of Southwestern Manitoba proud.

"It was just in 2011 when he won the Intercontinental Golf Tournament and has competed in the Special Olympics Canada National Tournament.

"Through grit and determination and with the support of his family, coaches and community, Danny has broken down barriers and proven there is no glass ceiling that those with disabilities cannot shatter.

"I wish Danny the best of luck in his future endeavours and thank him for being such a tremendous role model for those who struggle day in and day out with disabilities."

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