Mr. Speaker, over this past weekend in Oberstdorf, Germany, Rick Folk of Kelowna, British Columbia, led his rink to a second World Curling Championship.
There is also a decidedly human side to the story. Just days before Rick and his teammates left for Germany, Rick's father passed away. After his victory Rick told reporters:
Definitely I was thinking of my dad. When I finished throwing my last shot, and I knew I had it, that was the first thing that went through my mind. I wondered where he was watching. I promised I would do my best and for my dad my best is always the best.
Canadians appreciate Rick's victory all the more because he was able to demonstrate that quality of triumph through adversity that all Canadians find so inspiring.
I invite all members of this House to extend congratulations to our new men's world curling champion, Rick Folk, his team and his family.