Last night, Garett Hickling lead the entire Team Canada contingent into the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Paralympic Games. In true Team Canada fashion, his 11 teammates were right behind him. What the photos didn't capture, however, were all the many friends, family and fans who stand behind our athletes, supporting Team Canada both in London and back home.
Many of you emailed in good wishes and cheers for us and many more left comments on our Facebook wall. Here are some of those messages. Thank you all for your support! We couldn't do it without you!
Go Team Canada! We are proud of you! Go Daddy, Go Daddy, go go #8.Love Addison and Avary
GUYS - Keep your EYES on the PRIZE!!! Good luck, and stay focused! :) - Brian McD.
The Best Of Luck in London to all- Greg B.
Get the GOLD!!!!! - Susan B.
Go Team Canada! Go for the GOLD. You can do it - Don K.
The Becenko family of Niverville, Manitoba is behind Jared Funk and Team Canada all the way!!! Play hard and we know you will make Canada proud win or lose, but the gold sure would be nice to finish off Jared's collection. Go Canada Go!!! - Susan Becenko
You go and bring home that gold medal! - Joanne P.
Smash 'em up, boys! - Sally T.
Awesome!!! have fun=check!!keep on havin' fun... Get the reward!!!! U all deserve it, Bon Travail!! Go Canada - Martin L.
GOOD LUCK IN THE GAMES IN LONDON TO GRANDSON TREVOR HIRSCHFIELD AND HIS TEAMMATES FROM HIS BABA LIZ HIRSCHFIELD AND ALL THE FAMILY IN WINNIPEG MB. LOVE YOU! PROUD OF YOU!
GO CANADA GO!!!!!!
Love this sport!!! Good luck!!! - Meghan R.
We can't wait to be there to cheer the team on as they capture a medal!!!!!!!!! The whole country is so proud to have you represent us!!!!!! Goooooo team goooo!!!!! - Sophia B.B.
Push hard boys! - Eric F.
Go Canada go!!! - Bernice D-J.