Petro-Canada proud sponsor of the Canadian Paralympic Committee's
2012-13 Para-Equipment Fund
OTTAWA, Jan. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee invites
Canadian sport organizations to apply for the 2012-13 granting round of
the Para-Equipment Fund, presented by Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy
business, and supported by the Government of Canada's Sport Support
The Para-Equipment Fund delivers grants of up to $5,000 to national
sport organizations and provincial and local-level clubs to purchase
adapted equipment - for sports such as wheelchair basketball, sledge
hockey or sit-skiing, for example - to enable people with a disability
to participate in sport.
Grants are awarded to cover 50 per cent of the total cost of the
equipment. The applicant is responsible for covering the other 50 per
cent of the equipment costs.
"We're extremely proud to support this grassroots initiative and help
sport organizations cover the cost of adapted sports equipment. This
will enable more Canadians with a disability to have the opportunity to
participate in sport," said Steven Keith of Petro-Canada, a long-time
partner of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and presenting sponsor of
the Para-Equipment Fund. "It's very rewarding to know these funds are
being used to purchase needed items of equipment that will be well-used
by keen participants."
Applications for the 2012-13 Para-Equipment Fund will be accepted
starting today, January 25, 2012. The deadline to submit applications
is February 29, 2012.
Please visit www.paralympic.ca/funding for the application form and more information. An optional interactive webinar on the application process is scheduled
for Monday Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. EST. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henry Storgaard, CEO of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, acknowledged
the importance of the Para-Equipment Fund within the Canadian sport
"The Canadian Paralympic Committee is very pleased to be able to offer
funding for adapted sports equipment through the Para-Equipment Fund,"
said Storgaard. "We're grateful to both Petro-Canada and the Government
of Canada for making this grassroots level support possible, enabling
more Canadians with a disability to participate in sport. The
Para-Equipment Fund is an empowering, essential complement to our high
About the Para-Equipment Fund (PEF)
The Para-Equipment Fund was launched in 2005 by the Canadian Paralympic
Committee with the help of the Government of Canada and Petro-Canada, a
Suncor Energy business. Grants are awarded to cover 50 per cent of the
total cost of the equipment up to a maximum of $5,000. The applicant is
responsible for covering the other 50 per cent of the equipment costs.
In 2011-2012, the Fund awarded a total of $116,670 in grants for both
summer and winter sports, bringing the total equipment investment to
About Suncor Energy, proud owner of Petro-Canada
Suncor Energy Inc. is Canada's premier integrated energy company.
Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading,
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and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. While working to
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growing renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU)
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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:
Manager, Media Relations
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Coordinator, Recruitment Program Support
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: (613) 569-4333 x233