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2014-04-30 20:23:10

OTTAWA, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - It is with great appreciation that the Canadian Paralympic Committee celebrates the career of 10-time Paralympic medallist Colette Bourgonje (Prince Albert, Sask.), who has announced her retirement from competition after a 24-year international career that spanned seven winter and three summer Paralympic Games. Bourgonje is the only athlete in the world to have competed in each of the seven Paralympic Winter Games from 1992 to 2014. She also...

2014-03-16 16:20:21

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Canada has finished the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games ranked third among all nations in the gold medal count, achieving its performance target for these Games. Canadian athletes won seven gold, two silver and seven bronze medals in Sochi. "On behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, I'd like to congratulate Sochi for hosting a spectacular Paralympic Games," said Canadian Paralympic President Gaétan Tardif....

2014-03-16 08:20:28

Klebl skis to first Paralympic medal, McKeever chalks up 10th career gold #CEQUIESTLA SOCHI, Russia, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Mission accomplished! Canada's Para-Nordic Ski Team wrapped up the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in thrilling fashion with a double-gold performance in cross-country skiing on Sunday. In two of the most challenging classifications, Chris Klebl, of Canmore, Alta., shocked the world to win the men's 10-kilometre sit-ski race, while Brian McKeever...

2014-03-10 12:24:42

OTTAWA, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to extend my most heartfelt congratulations to Brian McKeever and guide Erik Carleton on winning Canada's first gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games today. Brian McKeever and Erik Carleton, both from Canmore, Alberta, earned their gold medal in the Men's 20-km Cross-country Ski (Visually Impaired) event on the third day of competition. This is Brian's eleventh Paralympic medal overall and the...

2014-03-10 08:26:54

-Innovative Canucks use two guides, Carleton and Nishikawa, to lead McKeever to eighth Paralympic title- SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Brian McKeever cracked Canada's golden goose egg in the medal count at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia on Monday, and he did it with a unique twist. One of the most accomplished athletes in the history of Paralympic sport, the 34-year-old McKeever utilized both of his training partners and guides, Erik Carleton and Graham...

2014-03-10 04:20:53

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Para-Nordic skier Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and guide Erik Carleton (Canmore, Alta.) have won Canada's first gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, in the men's 20km classic, visually-impaired race. Carleton guided McKeever for the first half of the race and Graham Nishikawa (Whitehorse, Yukon) guided McKeever for the second half of the race. Additional content and photos to come. For full information about Team Canada at...

2014-03-07 12:23:11

-McKeever and Klebl available at 10 a.m., Bourgonje to meet media at 3:45 p.m.- SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Paralympic veterans, Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.), Chris Klebl (Canmore, Alta.) and Colette Bourgonje (Saskatoon) will hold their lone media availabilities prior to competing in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games following training on March 8, 2014. McKeever, a 10-time Paralympic medallist, along with his guides Erik Carleton (Canmore, Alta.) and...

2014-02-20 12:26:16

CALGARY, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Rising star Erin Latimer has been nominated to the Canadian team that will compete at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in March, Alpine Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Wednesday. Latimer, of Toronto, Ont., joins the roster of 13 para-alpine skiers who were nominated on Jan. 21, rounding out a strong Canadian contingent that is a talented mix of Paralympic veterans and up-and-coming athletes. Latimer's bio is available here...

2014-02-11 16:24:25

OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada in para-nordic skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Canada's Paralympic Para-Nordic Team will comprise: -- Mark Arendz (Hartsville, Prince Edward Island) -- Caroline Bisson (Ottawa, Ontario) -- Colette Bourgonje (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) -- Yves Bourque (Bécancour, Quebec) -- Sébastien Fortier...

2014-01-21 20:23:11

OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - I am pleased to congratulate the athletes who were nominated to represent Canada in Para-Alpine at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Canada's Para-Alpine Ski team will include Caleb Brousseau (Terrace, B.C.), Josh Dueck (Kimberley, B.C.) and Kurt Oatway (Calgary, Alta.) in Men's Sitting; Kimberly Joines (Rossland, B.C.) in Ladies' sitting; Matt Hallat (Coquitlam, B.C.), Braydon Luscombe (Duncan, B.C.)and Kirk Schornstein (Spruce...


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