Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Sterling Hall School, situated in my riding of Eglinton—Lawrence.
On Friday, May 30, the school will be holding a Summer Olympics Day in conjunction with an event on Parliament Hill organized by the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, CAHPERD.
CAHPERD is a not for profit national organization dedicated to the promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle among children and youth. This year it is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Schools across Canada have been challenged to participate in events supporting physical education.
As a former teacher and coach, I can reaffirm the critical importance of engaging youth in physical activity that will create healthy adults.
I join all my colleagues in the House, I am sure, in wishing Sterling Hall School an enjoyable and successful physical education day.
I express congratulations to Sterling Hall on its leadership in the community.