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2013-02-07 08:25:30

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - With Team Canada and Canadian fans looking forward with great anticipation to Sochi, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is now accepting applications for press accreditation from Canadian print and internet media for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The dates of the Paralympic Winter Games are March 7 to 16, 2014. Canada is aiming for a top-three finish in the gold medal count and expects to field a highly-competitive team of about 50...

2013-02-04 08:24:19

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 builder. All nominations must...

2013-01-23 12:22:47

Company grows its commitment to amateur sports in Canada through new partnerships with the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Canadian Olympic Committee and National Sport Federations TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is pleased to announce that Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (CTC) is now going for gold as a multi-year Premier partner supporting Paralympic athletes across Canada, through to 2016. "Canadian Tire is an iconic brand and we are...

2013-01-18 12:21:48

Canadian Paralympic Committee calls for applications for the 2013-14 Para-Equipment Fund and Recruitment Program Fund OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee invites Canadian sport organizations and clubs to apply, starting today, for the 2013-14 granting round of both the Para-Equipment Fund and the Recruitment Program Fund. 1. The Para-Equipment Fund (PEF) delivers grants of up to $5,000 to national and provincial sport organizations as...

2013-01-16 08:21:40

CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BP Products North America Inc., the exclusive energy partner of Team USA through 2016, and New York and New Jersey BP station owners have launched a fundraising campaign in support of four local Paralympic Sport Clubs by selling window clings for $1 at participating BP stations now through February 28, 2013. The proceeds will help fund new equipment, participant outreach, training for coaches and competitive athlete scholarships, to further the...

2013-01-07 16:25:03

OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced today that Henry Storgaard would be stepping down as CEO and Director General of the organization as of January 18, 2013. "The Canadian Paralympic Committee thanks Henry Storgaard for his accomplishments as CEO and Director General since 2009," said David Legg, President of the CPC. "Henry has led the organization towards great heights and the Paralympic community is very...

2012-12-03 04:20:49

Athletes with a disability reflect on how sport has influenced their life path Broadcast-standard video and photos available at http://sendtonews.com/?id=211&SK=xQuiWuJ4lJ OTTAWA, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Canadian Paralympic medallists, coaches and development athletes are telling their powerful, personal stories of sport. Whether born with a disability or having acquired one later in life, athletes involved...

2012-11-09 16:23:30

MONTREAL, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Commitee congratulates the 15 Paralympic coaches who will be honored tonight with 2011-12 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala. These prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes have won gold, silver or bronze medals at World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Special Olympics World Games. "Coaching is a great responsibility and those who succeed...

2012-11-02 11:23:53

New Official Supplier of the CPC will supply sports wheelchairs to the Para-Equipment Fund SCARBOROUGH, ON, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - In a bid to make sports more accessible for Canadians with a disability, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is pleased to announce a new, four-year corporate partnership with Invacare Canada, a leading manufacturer of wheelchairs for both everyday use and competitive sports. As an official supplier to the CPC, Invacare will supply equipment to...

2012-10-05 06:23:07

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced improvements to the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP), the Harper Government's sport funding program that assists athletes with living and educational expenses while they train and compete. "Our Government recognizes that Canada's top athletes make great sacrifices to compete for our country, and for this reason, we are pleased to continue our record-level support for the Athlete...