Mr. Speaker, the countdown has begun. In less than 888 days, the City of Rimouski will be hosting the finals of the 2022 Quebec Games.
From July 29 to August 6, 2022, over 3,000 athletes from across Quebec will converge on our riding. They will be competing for the highest honour that a Quebec athlete can receive in any sport.
I salute the tireless efforts of the organizing committee, the volunteers and the campaigners who rallied the community to bid on these games.
This event not only serves as a springboard for all of Quebec's top athletes, it is also a source of unending pride for all of these young participants.
Over the nine days of competition, thousands of young people, parents and visitors will experience the organizing committee's professionalism and dedication and enjoy the enthusiastic welcome for which our region is renowned.
I personally invite all members of the House to join me there to experience these unforgettable moments and celebrate youth excellence in sports.