/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Para-alpine skiers to be nominated to Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team/

CALGARY, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Alpine Canada will announce the athletes and coaches nominated to the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team.

The Canadian para-alpine team racked up 14 medals at last year's world championships in La Molina, Spain — more than any other country in attendance — and is looking to build on the momentum created by last season's successes.

WHAT: Para-alpine team nomination announcement. Interviews and photo opportunities will be available immediately following the announcement.
 
WHEN & WHERE:
Tuesday, January, 21, 2013. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Altadore School
4506 16 St. SW, Calgary AB
 
WHO
Team Canada Chef de Mission Ozzie Sawicki
Para-alpine athletes and coaches nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Team
Brianne Law, Athletic Director, Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team

MEDIA CONTACT ONSITE: Kelsey Verboom, Email: kverboom@alpinecanada.org / Cell: 403.479.9516

PHOTOGRAPHY: Media are invited to visit photos.paralympic.ca, create an account and download high-resolution photos of Canadian Paralympic athletes at any time, at no cost.

About Alpine Canada Alpin

Alpine Canada Alpin is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medallists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community. Please visit us at www.alpinecanada.org.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 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 high performance athletes with a disability 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:

Kelsey Verboom
Manager, web content
Alpine Canada
W 403.777.3212
C 403.479.9516
kverboom@alpinecanada.org
http://alpinecanada.org

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

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