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2014-09-19 16:23:27

NOTE TO EDITORS: High Definition video available for download at www.sendtonews.com TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Athletes in para-alpine skiing, para-Nordic skiing and wheelchair curling took centre stage today as stars of the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team and the broader Canadian Paralympic movement were fêted at the 2014 Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards ceremony. The Paralympic Sport Awards celebrate top athletes, recognizing their achievements from the most recent...

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...

2014-07-03 12:24:13

VANCOUVER, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Almost eleven years to the day after winning the rights on July 3, 2003 to host the 2010 Olympic Games, today the project officially ends with the release of Games' final financial and operations reports showing no debts or liabilities and a lasting legacy of knowledge, capacity and facilities and pride for British Columbians and all Canadians. Auditors Ernst and Young today completed an independent audit of VANOC's final financial statements approved on June...

2014-07-03 12:24:09

TORONTO, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Today marks both the 11(th) anniversary of winning the right to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the formal closure of the project known as the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Organizing Committee (VANOC). The Canadian Olympic Committee proudly released the following statement: "In 2010, we invited the world into our home and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games were delivered in world-class style. Congratulations to the...

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...

2014-03-17 08:26:21

VANCOUVER, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's medal-winning flag-bearer, Josh Dueck will return to Vancouver from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on Monday, March 17 on Air Canada Flight #855 from London Heathrow arriving at 17:15. Dueck, of Kimberley, B.C. won gold and silver medals in para-alpine skiing in Sochi and carried the flag for Canada at the closing ceremony. Also on the flight will be para-alpine skiers Caleb Brousseau of Terrace, B.C. - a bronze medallist at...

2014-03-16 20:20:30

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The para-Nordic team had a super Sunday at the Paralympic Games as Brian McKeever won his third gold medal of the Games and sit skier Chris Klebl also won gold, for his first career Paralympic medal. 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...

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 12:20:35

OTTAWA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - As the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games officially come to a close, I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to our entire Canadian Paralympic Team on their successes at these Games. Our athletes embodied the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration, and equality, and many of their outstanding performances resulted in spectacular podium finishes. Canada won 16 medals in total, and ranked third in the final standings...

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....


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