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Olympic, Paralympic curlers saluted during Celebration of Excellence

Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic gold-medallists have been taking part in the Celebration of Excellence Tour this week in Ottawa and Calgary.

Mark Ideson and Dennis Thiessen visiting children during the Celebration of Excellence Heroes Tour visit to the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary. (Photo, Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Mark Ideson and Dennis Thiessen visiting children during the Celebration of Excellence Heroes Tour visit to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. (Photo, Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

They visited Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and have made school and hospital visits during the Tour, which will conclude Friday in Calgary with the Parade of Champions and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony.

Here are some of the photos from the Celebration of Excellence Tour.

Wheelchair Curling's Ina Forrest, Sonja Gaudet, Mark Ideson and Dennis Thiessen show off their Paralympic Rings during the Celebration of Excellence Paralympic Ring Reception in Calgary. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Wheelchair Curling’s Ina Forrest, Sonja Gaudet, Mark Ideson and Dennis Thiessen show off their Paralympic Rings during the Celebration of Excellence Paralympic Ring Reception in Calgary. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Canadian Olympic gold-medal curlers, from left, Kaitlyn Lawes, Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, Ryan Harnden and E.J. Harnden get ready for their school visits on Thursday in Calgary. (Photo, CCA)

Canadian Olympic gold-medal curlers, from left, Kaitlyn Lawes, Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, Ryan Harnden and E.J. Harnden get ready for their school visits on Thursday in Calgary. (Photo: CCA)

Celebration of Excellence Heroes Tour visits the Alberta Children's Hospital. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Celebration of Excellence Heroes Tour visits the Alberta Children’s Hospital. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Brad Jacobs and Kaitlyn Lawes were welcomed warmly at St. Anthony's School in Calgary on Thursday. (Photo, CCA)

Brad Jacobs and Kaitlyn Lawes were welcomed warmly at St. Anthony’s School in Calgary on Thursday. (Photo: CCA)

Sonja Gaudet visiting children during the Celebration of Excellence Heroes Tour visit to the Alberta Children's Hospital. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Sonja Gaudet visiting children during the Celebration of Excellence Heroes Tour visit to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

A student at St. Anthony's School in Calgary finds out just how heavy those Olympic gold medals really are! (Photo: CCA)

A student at St. Anthony’s School in Calgary finds out just how heavy those Olympic gold medals really are! (Photo: CCA)

Brad Jacobs poses with a student at St. Anthony's School in Calgary. (Photo: CCA)

Brad Jacobs poses with a student at St. Anthony’s School in Calgary. (Photo: CCA)

Team Jennifer Jones takes part in the Parade of Champions in Calgary.

Team Jennifer Jones takes part in the Parade of Champions in Calgary.