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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...

2014-04-07 12:27:52

Chevrolet helps drive volunteer recruitment for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games Colin Mochrie, The Second City add comedic zing with viral volunteer video TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Eager to represent your country and community? A sports fan or culture maven? How about a community booster or a student looking to gain invaluable experience? Well, the wait is over! The official online volunteer portal for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games is now live at...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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