Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Update - Additional schools booked for Canadian Paralympic Schools Week 2013

OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Schools and communities across the country continue to welcome some of the country's top athletes with a disability - including several multiple Paralympic Games medallists - as part of Canadian Paralympic Schools Week 2013, presented in partnership with Petro-Canada.

Thank you to all who have participated in making this program a success! View photos at facebook.com/CDNParalympics

Spreading the message of "Get Involved," athletes are delivering inspiring and motivational presentations to students from Victoria, British Columbia, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and up to Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Media are invited to attend the athlete presentations, to take photos, and to conduct interviews with students, staff and visiting athletes. Please RSVP by contacting the school directly or Alison Korn at the Canadian Paralympic Committee at akorn@paralympic.ca.

Participating Schools - Paralympic Schools Week 2013

School/Location/Athlete/Sport/Date/Time

Glenbow Elementary School (Cochrane, AB), Jaye Milley (para-cycling), Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.

David Cameron Elementary School (Victoria, BC), Richard Peter (wheelchair basketball), Feb. 28, 1:00 p.m.

IWK Compass Program (Halifax, NS), Adam Lancia (wheelchair basketball), March 1, 10:00 a.m.

O'Connell Drive Elementary School (Porters Lake, NS), Adam Lancia (wheelchair basketball) March 1,

12:00 p.m.

Vincent Massey Public School (Ottawa, ON), Jason Dunkerley (athletics), March 1, 8:30 a.m.

Parkinson Centennial Public School (Orangeville, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair basketball), March 1, 11:15 a.m.

W.H. Day Elementary School (Bradford, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair basketball), March 1, 1:40 p.m.

Willow Landing Elementary School (Barrie, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair basketball), March 6, 11:00 a.m.

Kempenfelt Bay School (Barrie, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair basketball), March 6, 2:15 p.m.

Upcoming presentations (athletes, dates and times to be confirmed):

St. Paul Catholic School (Toronto, ON)

Forest Glen School (Moncton, NB)

École Soeur-Saint-Alexandre (Lamèque, NB)

École communautaire l'Escale des jeunes (Bas-Caraquet, NB)

Keswick Ridge School (Keswick Ridge, NB)

École Communautaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (Caraquet, NB)

Centre scolaire communautaire La fontaine (Neguac, NB)

Polyvalente Marie-Esther (Shippagan, NB)

École Léandre LeGresley (Grande-Anse, NB)

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee:

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.

SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information:

Alison Korn
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Cell: 613-298-4927
akorn@paralympic.ca

Martin Richard
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224
Cell: 613-725-4339
mrichard@paralympic.ca

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