Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, November 27, Laval University's football team, the Rouge et Or, won the Canadian university football championship, the Vanier Cup.
Laval has had a football team for just four years. This success shows the tenacity and determination displayed by the team to achieve that level of excellence.
It takes an extraordinary staff to build such a team. Coach Jacques Chapdelaine gained his experience with the famous Bishop University Gaiters.
Mr. Chapdelaine is a native of the Eastern Townships and a former resident of Compton—Stanstead.
Compton—Stanstead is also home to the bag balm, a product recently made famous by the soft and satiny Shania Twain.
Congratulations to Jacques and his team, the Rouge et Or.
Congratulations to Eric Smith and his bag balm.