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Olympians and Paralympians honoured in Quebec capital

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QUEBEC CITY – The Premier of Quebec, Pauline Marois, paid tribute to Quebec athletes and coaches who made up the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams at the London 2012 Olympic Games during a ceremony held at the Quebec National Assembly, Tuesday.

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London 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes from the province of Quebec are seen after being honoured at the Quebec National Assembly in Quebec City on December 4, 2012.
COC photo: Clément Allard

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Premier of Quebec Pauline Marois, left, is seen with synchronized swimmer Elise Marcotte, centre, and President of the National Assembly Jacques Chagnon during a special presentation at the Quebec National Assembly on December 4, 2012.
COC photo: Clément Allard

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Premier of Quebec Pauline Marois, left, is seen with Taekwondo athlete François Coulombe-Fortier, centre, and President of the National Assembly Jacques Chagnon during a special presentation at the Quebec National Assembly in Quebec City on December 4, 2012.
COC photo: Clément Allard

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London 2012 Paralympic swimmer, left, and three-time medallist Benoit Huot is seen with Premier of Quebec, Pauline Marois during a special presentation at the Quebec National Assembly in Quebec City on December 4, 2012.
COC photo: Clément Allard

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President of the National Assembly Jacques Chagnon speaks to London 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes from the province of Quebec during a special ceremony at the Quebec National Assembly on December 4, 2012. Joining him was leader of the opposition Jean-Marc Fournier and leader of the second opposition Francois Legault.
COC photo: Clément Allard

“This is truly heartwarming to be recognized like this in Quebec. It means so much to feel supported in my home province, where so much work went into achieving my Olympic dream.”
– Kathy Tremblay (Triathlon)

“The support from Quebec is like no other. I’m so grateful to be honoured like this, it is so inspiring to come together with fellow athletes and feel this encouraged by our government.”
– Charles Francis (Swimming)

“I’m so proud to call Quebec my home. It’s events like these that make want to do more, achieve more, for the people of this province and all of Canada.”
– Philippe Beaudry (Fencing)

“Quebec is where my dream of being an Olympian started. It is a privilege to be back here with all my teammates.”
– Aleksandra Wozniak (Tennis) 

“It is really amazing to have Premier Marois organize something like this for the athletes of Quebec. We all took such great pride in representing our home proving on the world stage as a member of the Canadian Olympic Team.”
– David Tremblay (Wrestling)

“This is a humbling moment in my career that I will surely not forget for a very long time. I am so glad to be able to share it with my fellow Quebecois teammates.”
– Martine Dugrenier (Wrestling)

“This is really a great way to end what has become a life changing 2012 for me. I was able to fulfill so many dreams this year and I am honoured to be here.”
– Marie-Andrée Lessard (Beach Volleyball)

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