Thousands turn out to celebrate Oakville’s Olympians!

Monday, September 17, 2012 – for immediate release

Thousands turn out to celebrate Oakville’s Olympians!

On Saturday, Oakville’s 2012 Olympic heroes received a much deserved standing ovation! Cheering fans lined Lakeshore Road as Olympians Adam van Koeverden, Diana Matheson, Mark Oldershaw and Kyle Jones made their way by parade to a reception and autograph session at Centennial Square. After thanking the crowd for their ongoing support, the Olympians signed autographs for thousands of fans who waited to meet their favourite athletes.

“What a great day for Oakville,” Mayor Rob Burton said as he presented each Olympian with a gift. “As a community that is a passionate and proud supporter of sports, this is a big thank you to our athletes who are a true inspiration in every way.”

Both Doug Csima and Tera Van Beilen were unavailable to attend, but were represented by their parents at the event.

Check out our Olympian Celebration photos on Facebook.


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Thousands turn out to celebrate Oakville’s Olympians!