After Anahim Lake and Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was announced as the Lou Marsh Award winner for Canada’s top athlete, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett had a special message for the NHL all-star.
“This is an amazing feat for any athlete,” Barnett said. “Carey joins a long list of distinguished Canadians that includes another son of the Cariboo-Chilcotin, Rick Hansen, who won this award in 1983.”
Barnett said like Hansen’s, Price’s story is one of determination and perseverance. Growing up in Anahim Lake, Price’s parents Lynda and Jerry made sure their son was able to play minor hockey in Williams Lake.
“Even through all his success with the Montreal Canadiens and gold medal-winning Canadian Olympic hockey team, Carey remains a humble, generous ambassador for the entire Cariboo-Chilcotin region,” Barnett said.
“To our young people, he is a role model who proves anything is possible.”