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2014-09-08 12:26:33

Note to media: Broadcast-quality B-roll is available at SendtoNews.com. MONTREAL, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that five--time Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc (Montreal, Que.) has been named Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, marking exactly two years to go until competition begins in Rio. Petitclerc competed at five Paralympic Games in wheelchair racing (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing),...

2014-07-11 16:22:43

OTTAWA, July 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is thrilled to have won the 2014 Most Valuable Amateur Sport Property award at the Canadian Sponsorship Forum earlier today. The distinction marks the first time the CPC has won the prestigious award created in 2012 by Ipsos Reid and TrojanOne - and marks the rapidly growing awareness and value of the Paralympic brand in Canada. "With the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games as a catalyst and continuing through...

2014-06-03 12:31:23

CALGARY, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced the events that Canadian Paralympic Team members will take part in during the three-day 2014 Celebration of Excellence, honouring Sochi 2014 Olympians, Paralympians and coaches. The festivities will take place in Ottawa, Edmonton, Banff, Red Deer and Calgary June 4 to 6. Media are invited for photos and interview opportunities. HEROES TOUR The Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams will...

2014-05-13 12:27:42

Athletes and coaches to participate in three-day series of events for the 2014 Celebration of Excellence CALGARY, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee announced the Olympians, Olympic coaches, Paralympians and Paralympic coaches who will take part in the 2014 Celebration of Excellence, which includes a House of Commons visit, Heroes Tour to hospitals and schools and the Sochi 2014 Parade of Champions. The festivities...

2014-05-09 12:25:11

OTTAWA, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Following four-time Paralympic swimmer Donovan Tildelsey's announcement of his retirement, the Canadian Paralympic Committee would like to congratulate him on a successful career that saw him win two silver and three bronze medals at the Paralympic Games. Tildesley, of Vancouver B.C., also won five gold medals at the Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007 and was Canada's flag bearer at the opening ceremony at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic...

2014-05-05 08:25:40

Note to media: Broadcast-quality B-roll is available at SendtoNews.com. High-resolution photos can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/pbsb2wl TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that four-time Paralympic swimmer Elisabeth Walker-Young (North Vancouver, B.C.) has been named Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. Walker-Young competed at four Paralympic Games in swimming, winning six medals...

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...

2014-04-30 16:27:22

TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee will announce the individual selected to the role of Chef de Mission for Team Canada for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, on Monday, May 5. The Chef de Mission will be in Toronto for the day on May 5 and will be available for interview and photo opportunities in person and by phone, after 9:00 a.m. EDT. WHAT: Announcement of Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the Toronto 2015...

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...


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