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Latest Canadian Paralympic Committee Stories

2014-04-07 16:24:26

OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Dear media, The Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Committee cordially invite you to take part in the 2014 Celebration of Excellence to commemorate the great performances and achievements of Canadian Olympians and Paralympians at the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Celebration of Excellence has been honoring Canada's most distinguished Olympic athletes, coaches and builders for the past 60 years in...

2014-03-20 12:28:34

Canada Basketball to receive funding from the Government of Canada to support the hosting of World Championship TORONTO, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today announced the Government of Canada is providing Canada Basketball with $245,000 through Sport Canada's Hosting Program to support the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, which are being held in Toronto June 20 to 28, 2014. Minister of State Gosal also joined an open practice...

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 08:20:23

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that para-alpine sit-skier Josh Dueck has been selected as flag bearer for Canada at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A double medallist in Sochi, Dueck won gold in the super combined and silver in the downhill. His Sochi performance brings his career Paralympic medals total to three, as he won a silver medal at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games....

2014-03-15 08:21:24

Klebl, McKeever along with guides Carleton and Nishikawa ski to fourth SOCHI, Russia, March 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Brian McKeever and Chris Klebl formed a one-two Canadian punch to finish fourth in open 4x2.5 kilometre relay on Saturday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. The two Canmore, Alta. residents teamed up to ski two legs each in the unique mixed relay format, which requires each team to have a minimum of two (men or women) skiers and maximum of four. Athletes are given...

2014-03-14 20:21:20

SOCHI, Russia, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Members of the Canadian Paralympic Team will return to Canada following the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, with the majority arriving in Canada on March 17 and 18. Below is a sport-by-sport list of the scheduled arrivals in local time. Media are invited for photo and interview opportunities at airport arrivals areas. All flights are subject to change. There may also be changes en route without notice. Air Canada and the Canadian...

2014-03-13 20:23:26

SOCHI, Russia, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made 7 saves, but Canada's National Sledge Team couldn't find the back of the net and dropped a 3-0 decision to the United States in a Thursday semifinal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The loss means Canada will face Norway for the bronze medal on Saturday (5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT). It's the third consecutive Paralympics the Canadians and Norwegians will meet for a medal, with the teams splitting the...

2014-03-13 16:26:49

SOCHI, Russia, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Chris Williamson, guided by Nick Brush, made a remarkable comeback from injury and a last-minute change to his guide by winning bronze in the men's visually impaired slalom on Thursday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in what was Williamson's very first race of the 2013-14 season. The 41-year-old veteran from Toronto, Ont., pushed through a leg break sustained this past summer to make it to his fourth Paralympic...

2014-03-11 16:25:20

SOCHI, Russia, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scored the game's lone goal midway through the second period to help Canada's National Sledge Team to a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in the final preliminary round game for both Tuesday at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The victory gives Canada a perfect 3-0 record and first place in Group A, and means it will meet the United States in Thursday's second semifinal at Shayba Arena at 20:00 (noon ET/9 a.m....

2014-03-05 04:22:01

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (Vernon, B.C.) has been selected as flag bearer for Canada at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Gaudet is the world's most decorated wheelchair curler, having won gold at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino) and at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver). Her long list of achievements also includes gold...