Most of us will never meet Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or even visit the House of Commons. The thought of shaking hands with the country's leader and members of the House is a humbling moment, and Canada's Olympic and Paralympic teams were stoked to enjoy such a prodigious welcome home. Trudeau is a cyclist himself and is engaging, like his legendary father – check out his selfie with Paralympian Tristen Chernove and others on page 70. Team Canada achieved a record 22 Games medals in Rio, Brazil, with cycling contributing two bronze, while our Paralympic team earned a record 29 medals, with cycling being the top-performing sport in Rio with nine medals – see pages 35-41. I call that a full house and then some. Wishing everyone a great off-season.
More than 250 Canadian athletes and coaches from Canada's Olympic and Paralympic Rio 2016 teams were hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and honourable members of the House of Commons on Nov. 11.