Paralympians lay wreaths across Canada for Remembrance Day

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(ISN) OTTAWA- Some of Canada’s most accomplished Paralympic athletes paid their respects to Canada’s veterans in Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country this morning, laying wreaths in ceremonies in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Para-nordic skier Caroline Bisson, a Sochi 2014 Paralympian, participated in the Ottawa ceremony.

“I’m very, very honored to have been invited to represent Paralympic athletes to lay a wreath,” said Bisson. I had an opportunity to speak to a soldier form the Royal 22nd Regiment and he talked to me about the training that they do. It made me realize that as athletes, we train very hard for the opportunity to represent our country, but it is in a context that’s very positive. It’s for Games. And talking to him, I realized how they train very hard to go abroad in very difficult, dangerous contexts in order to protect us and defend our values. I congratulated him for the work that they do, and told him I will be thinking of them every time I’m out there training.”

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