Save the date: Celebration of Excellence

OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ -

Dear media,

The Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Committee cordially invite you to take part in the 2014 Celebration of Excellence to commemorate the great performances and achievements of Canadian Olympians and Paralympians at the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The Celebration of Excellence has been honoring Canada's most distinguished Olympic athletes, coaches and builders for the past 60 years in different cities across the nation. For the Celebration of Excellence in 2012, Toronto hosted more than 120 London 2012 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Team members and inductees who participated in the three-day series of events. Together they attended over 70 community events and reached 50,000 youth. The Heroes Tour concluded with the Heroes Parade which attracted over 200,000 fans from across the GTA and the very successful Olympic Hall of Fame Gala.

The Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams will be making public appearances starting on June 4 at Ottawa-area schools and hospitals as well as Parliament Hill. The Heroes Tour, consisting of school and hospital visits, will be making its way through Calgary, Banff and Edmonton on June 5; and the post-Sochi Hall of Fame Gala, Induction Ceremony and Parade will be hosted by the City of Calgary on June 6.

In the months leading up to the 2014 Celebration of Excellence, we will be sharing more details and we will be reaching out to you to help promote this great event. In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
Jane Almeida, Senior Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell: 416-540-1788
Email: jalmeida@olympic.ca

Luc Beaudin, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Cell: 514-206-6720
Email: lbeaudin@olympic.ca

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

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

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information:

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