OTTAWA – As part of the 2012 Celebration of Excellence, members of the 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams were in Ottawa Wednesday, September 19, visiting area schools, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Canadian Armed Forces and the House of Commons during the Heroes Tour.

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2012 Canadian athletes pose with members of the Canadian Armed Forces at the Asticou Centre in Gatineau, September 19, 2012. The athletes’ visit was planned as part of the Heroes Tour.
COC photo by Ian Miller

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Olympic rowing medallists Brian Price and Krista Guloein visit patients at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, September 19, 2012. The athletes’ visit was planned as part of the Heroes Tour.
COC photo by George Fadel

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2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes are honoured in the House of Commons in Ottawa, September 19, 2012.
COC photo by Dimitri Soudas

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Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut (left) presents a signed Olympic podium jacket to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, September 19, 2012.
COC photo

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2012 Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan shows Prime Minister Stephen Harper her gold medal September 19, 2012. The athletes’ visit was planned as part of the Heroes Tour.
COC photo

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2012 Paralympic gold, silver and bronze medallist Benoit Huot shows Prime Minister Stephen Harper his gold medal September 19, 2012. The athletes’ visit was planned as part of the Heroes Tour.
COC photo

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Athletes and coaches of the 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams are seen in the Senate Chamber September 19, 2012. The athletes’ visit was planned as part of the Heroes Tour.
COC photo

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Athletes and coaches of the 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams are seen seated in the Senate Chamber September 19, 2012. The athletes’ visit was planned as part of the Heroes Tour.
COC photo

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