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2013-11-01 16:22:43

OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Duncan Campbell (Vancouver, B.C.), the Canadian "Quadfather" acknowledged as the inventor of the sport of wheelchair rugby, will receive the prestigious Paralympic Order for lifetime contributions to the Paralympic movement, the International Paralympic Committee announced today. The Paralympic Order is the highest tribute a person connected with the Paralympic movement can achieve. It will be presented on November 23 at the 2013 Paralympic Awards in...

2013-10-15 16:23:09

OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is proud to announce that Catherine Gosselin-Després will lead the organization's Sport Department as Executive Director, Sport. "We are truly excited to welcome Catherine to the CPC leadership team," said Karen O'Neill, Chief Executive Officer for the Canadian Paralympic Committee. "Catherine has a strong track record as a sport technical leader within the Canadian sport community and is an outstanding choice to...

2013-09-24 08:28:38

OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Building on the strategic partnership announced earlier this year with the Canadian Tire Family of Companies, today the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced the start of a new fund that will help more kids to get in the game. The two organizations invite Canadian sport and community groups to apply for the inaugural Parasport Jumpstart Fund. The Fund, which is also supported by the Government of Canada's...

2013-09-03 12:25:01

OTTAWA, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Own The Podium and Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-François Rapatel as the inaugural Paralympic High Performance Athlete Development Advisor, based in Victoria, B.C. at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. The first position of its kind in the country, the role is designed to build on and enhance the current parasport system and ultimately boost...

2013-08-28 20:20:56

OTTAWA, Aug. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to confirm that two highly-respected Canadian Paralympic athlete leaders, Carla Qualtrough and Patrick Jarvis, have been nominated for international leadership roles in the Paralympic movement. Patrick Jarvis (Calgary, Alta.), has been nominated as a Member at Large to the International Paralympic Committee's Governing Board. The election is set for November 24 at the International Paralympic Committee...

2013-08-13 00:20:43

MONTREAL, Aug. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's top sports broadcasters, Sportsnet and TVA sport, will be airing daily highlight shows of 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships taking place in Montreal from Monday, August 12(th) to Sunday August 18(th). Sportsnet One will be airing a 30-minute highlights package featuring Canada's top performances in the pool. The shows will air at 11:00PM EST starting Tuesday, August 13(th) to Monday, August 19th, with the exception of Saturday (11:30pm...

2013-07-30 12:24:35

OTTAWA, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is pleased today to announce the appointment of the volunteer members of Team Canada's Mission Staff for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. Under the direction of Chef de Mission Ozzie Sawicki, this group - along with appointed staff from the Canadian Paralympic Committee and national sport organizations - will lead, manage and support Team Canada in Sochi, aiming for a top-three finish in the gold medal count....

2013-07-10 16:25:20

OTTAWA, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased today to congratulate both Peter Eriksson and Ahmed El-Awadi on their new leadership roles with Athletics Canada and Swimming Canada respectively. Athletics Canada, the national governing body for track and field, cross country, road running and road racing, officially announced today the hiring of Peter Eriksson as Olympic and Paralympic Head Coach. "We are very excited to see Peter return to Canada,"...

2013-07-09 12:26:16

MONTREAL, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Mr. Gaétan Tardif, President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, accompanied by Mr. Richard Deschamps, member of the City of Montreal Executive Committee, responsible for sports and leisure, infrastructures and procurement, today revealed the programming for the upcoming IPC Swimming World Championships to be held at parc Jean-Drapeau from August 12 to 18, 2013. This international sports event will bring together 500 elite athletes from 56...

2013-06-24 23:01:47

Ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee presents a number of Paralympic lessons in schools across Russia held by "Sochi 2014 Our Champions". (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee presents a number of Paralympic lessons in schools across Russia held by "Sochi 2014 Our Champions". The most recent lesson was held in Sochi and was visited by Russian...