Cheryl Gallant praises local auto racing star in the House of Commons

Official Hansard, March 1st, 2012

Mrs. Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, clear the track for Canada’s next race car driving sensation Nathan Blok.

Nathan, an Ottawa valley boy from just outside Pembroke, Ontario on the Beachburg Road, was featured recently on Dragon’s Den, a Canadian reality television show. Nathan so impressed one of the dragons on the show that he walked away with a significant financial sponsorship, not bad for a boy who is only 17.

That investment in Nathan has demonstrated itself to have been a wise decision, as the young lad from the valley is proving himself on the track. Now Nathan has his eyes set on the international racing circuit. While the competition may be fierce, so is Nathan’s determination to be the best.

It is my pleasure to extend sincere congratulations to proud parents Steve and Sandra Blok from their son’s biggest fans here in the valley. I wish their son Nathan great success as he pursues his dream to be Canada’s finest race car driver since Jacques Villeneuvee.

Go Nathan go.