Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Para-Nordic skiers to be nominated to Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team

LAKE LOUISE, AB, Feb. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Cross Country Canada will announce the athletes and coaches nominated to the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team on Tuesday, February 11.

The announcement will take place at Deer Lodge in Lake Louise following a morning training session. Media are invited to view the last half hour of cross-country ski practice and shoot B-roll/photos as the team finishes their training in front of Lake Louise, and then to join the team indoors at Deer Lodge for a casual lunch and the team nomination announcement.

WHAT: Para-Nordic (cross country skiing and biathlon) team nomination announcement. Interviews and photo opportunities will be available immediately following the announcement.
 
WHEN & WHERE:
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. B-roll and photo opportunity at Chateau Lake Louise ski trail
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Team Nomination Announcement at Deer Lodge, 109 Lake Louise Drive
 
WHO
Team Canada Chef de Mission Ozzie Sawicki
Para-Nordic athletes and coaches nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Team
Michael Edwards, Assistant Director High Performance Para-Nordic, Cross Country Canada

MEDIA CONTACT ONSITE: Alison Korn, Email: akorn@paralympic.ca / Cell: 613-298-4927

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 Cross Country Canada

Cross Country Canada is the governing body of cross-country skiing in Canada, which is the nation's optimal winter sport and recreational activity with more than one million Canadians participating annually. Its 58,000 members include athletes, coaches, officials and skiers of all ages and abilities, including those on Canada's National Ski Teams and Para-Nordic Ski Teams. With the support of its valued corporate partners - Haywood Securities Inc., AltaGas,. Canadian Pacific and Statoil - along with the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Own the Podium, Cross Country Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic and world champions. For more information on Cross Country Canada, please visit us at www.cccski.com.

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:

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

Chris Dornan
Cross Country Canada
[IN SOCHI]
E-mail: Chris.dornan@ownthepodium.org

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