Congratulations Mila Marleau
The Gloucester Skating Club would like to congratulate Mila Marleau who has been selected to attend the ceremony for Patrick Chan who will receive the Key to the City of Ottawa from Mayor Jim Watson on April 29th, 2019.
Mila was selected based on her compelling and passionate letter - we hope you enjoy the experience and take lots of photos! Mila skates on our Competitive sessions and competed this year at the Star 7 and Juvenile U12 level.
Thank you to everyone who submitted letters; how wonderful it is to see the passion for skating that is alive and well at GSC!
Below is Mila Marleau’s winning submission:
My name is Mila Marleau. I am 11 years old and I am a figure skater with the Gloucester Skating Club. I have just been informed that THE Patrick Chan will be receiving the key to my hometown of Ottawa. I am so excited for him and would love the opportunity to attend this event in order to support him and show my admiration towards him. For me, Patrick Chan is more than a figure skater. He is a person who is devoted to many causes and who is a proud Canadian. When I hear him talk at conferences he is always proud to be Canadian. He is able to address his fans in both official languages. He is a proud francophone and is also proud to be from Ottawa. I know this because I have heard him say this in interviews and he is also involved with the francophone community. It makes me even more proud of him as I am also from his hometown. Patrick inspires me to be the best skater I can be. He makes me want to skate with his love of the sport, he makes me proud to be from Ottawa and a Canadian. When I see him on posters or skate at events, his smile is infectious and his love of the city of Ottawa and of life is inspiring.
Félicitation Patrick! Je suis tellement contente de tes accomplissements. J'aimerais être aussi bonne que toi dans mon footwork au patin. Je rêve un jour de te rencontrer et même peut-être patiner avec toi. Continue d'être la personne qui inspire à tous les niveaux. Je suis fière de toi.