Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today, to recognize Mr. Mark Lowry, who passed away Saturday, October 22nd after a two-year battle with cancer. Mr. Lowry was the Executive Director of Sport for the Canadian Olympic Committee.
Mr. Lowry worked throughout his career at the local and national levels of amateur sport. He held positions with the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union, the Canadian Amateur Rowing Association, the Canadian Amateur Diving Association, the World University Games and the Canadian Olympic Committee.
His dedication, passion and vision have led to significant advancements for Canadian sport and athletes.
Mr. Lowry was a dedicated worker and true believer in the Olympic movement.
I wish to recognize his great contribution to sport and offer my condolences to his family and friends.