Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak of the Canadian Rockies, actually just one particular Canadian Rocky, one who will unite us all from coast to coast to coast, and he is Jeff Francis of the Colorado Rockies. He will be the first Canadian ever to start a game one of the World Series. Tonight this talented North Deltan will be only the second starting Canadian pitcher in a World Series. I will be cheering him on tonight, as will my constituents of Newton—North Delta.
The former North Delta Blue Jay is the pride of our community. He is an inspiration to us all, particularly young Canadians.
I urge all our young athletes to watch tonight to witness North Delta and Canadian sports history in the making.
I ask all members in this house to join me in giving congratulations and wishing good luck to Jeff Francis of North Delta, our Canadian Rocky.