Ottawa, ON - Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris gave a Members Statement in the House of Commons earlier today to congratulate Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer, Kaitlyn Lawes, Dawn McEwen, Jennifer Clark-Rouire and coach Wendy Morgan on winning the Scotties Tournament of Hearts last week in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
"It was a great honour to congratulate Jennifer and her team and I wish them all the best as they head to the World Women's Curling Championship next month in Japan," said Maguire "Manitoba is the heartbeat of curling and I'll take the risk in saying that we have more curlers per capita than any other region in Canada."
The Member Statement that Maguire gave in the House of Commons read:
Mr. Speaker, It gives me great pride to congratulate Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer, Kaitlyn Lawes, Dawn McEwen, Jennifer Clark-Rouire and coach Wendy Morgan on their successful drive to five at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Now once again, and much to the chagrin of my colleagues from across the country, Manitoba has proven itself as the curling capital of Canada.
I know that Jennifer and her rink will proudly represent Canada at the World Women's Curling Championship next month in Sapporo, Japan.
And as we all remember, almost a year ago to the day, Jennifer and her rink won Gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
And now as they head to the world championships, the entire nation will be cheering them on and regardless of the time difference in Japan, we will be glued to our televisions.
On behalf of all Members of the Parliament of Canada, I wish Jennifer and her rink all the best as she wears the Maple Leaf and will continue to inspire the next generation of curlers.
Go Canada Go!