The Canadian Paralympic Committee announces call for nominations for the Paralympic Hall of Fame
OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ – The Canadian Paralympic Committee is
pleased to announce that the call for nominations for induction into
the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame is now open.
The Canadian Paralympic Committee encourages all members of the Canadian
Paralympic family to look to their members, athletes, coaches, leaders
and others for those who could qualify as recipients of this
prestigious award in one of three categories: athlete, coach, or
All nominations must be received by the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame
Selection Committee by March 15, 2013.
Inductees will be invited to attend the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony on May 10, 2013 in Toronto.
Criteria for nominations
The Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame Selection Committee will be seeking
nominees who meet a number of criteria, including:
-- Athlete: o Athletic performance at the Paralympic Games and awards received o Contribution to the Paralympic Movement -- Coach: o Influence on Paralympic athlete or team success o Technical innovations and contributions to the development of the sport and/or coaching community -- Builder: o Has made a distinguished contribution to the development of Paralympic sport
More information on the Paralympic Hall of Fame and its nomination
criteria can be found on the 2013 Nomination and Declaration Form
available at www.paralympic.ca/halloffame
About the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame:
Initiated in 2000, the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame recognizes and
celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to the growth
and development of the Paralympic Movement in Canada. These individuals
will be acknowledged within the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame
Honoured Members section located in the Olympic and Paralympic Gallery
at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary.
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee:
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization
with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the
Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to
be the world’s leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the
development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to
enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By
supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success,
the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a
disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its
member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.
SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)