Canadian Paralympic Committee and Bentall LP join hands in a national campaign to support Canada's Paralympic winter athletes



    VANCOUVER, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
and Bentall LP today launched Hands Up Canada, a partnership to bring together
shopping centres, communities and schools to raise funds and support for
Canada's Paralympic winter athletes.
    Hands Up Canada will engage students from across the nation, asking them
to paint a hand in support of Canada's Paralympic winter athletes. The public
can purchase the hands for $2.00 each at participating shopping centres in
their areas, and will also receive an uncirculated Paralympic quarter. The
proceeds from each hand purchased will go to support Canadian Paralympic
winter athletes.
    "Our shopping centres have proudly banded together to educate our
customers on the athleticism and competitiveness of Paralympic Sport, as well
as fundraise to support Canadian Paralympic winter athletes," said Bonney
Rempel, Regional Director, Marketing, Bentall - Retail Services West. "Hands
Up Canada will give Canadians the opportunity to show their support for
Canada's Paralympic Winter athletes in their quest to win."
    25 Bentall LP shopping centres are participating in the campaign running
until March 2010 that will also include appearances and autograph signings by
Paralympic athletes.
    "With champions in all of the Paralympic winter sports, Canada is well on
its way to having its strongest Paralympic Team ever." said Brian MacPherson,
Chief Operating Officer for the Canadian Paralympic Committee. "One of the
most important things left to do is for Canadians to show their support
through programs such as Hands Up Canada."
    1000 limited edition commemorative pins have been created and will be
sold for $5 each at participating shopping centres.
    "On behalf of our shopping centres, Bentall LP is honoured to be
recognized as an Official Program Partner of the Canadian Paralympic Committee
which supports Canadians with a disability excel in sport. Our campaign goal
is to collectively fundraise $25,000," said Domenic Imbesi, Regional Director,
Marketing Retail Services East, Bentall LP
    
    For more information on Hands Up Canada visit www.handsupcanada.com.

    - Find details of local events.
    - Send your personal message to the Canada Paralympic Team.
    - Kids from anywhere in Canada can download a colouring entry.
    - Latest updates on local Special Events hosted by sponsoring shopping
      centres.
    - Enter to Win a VIP Trip for 2 to support our Paralympic Team! Package
      includes airfare, 2 nights at the Crystal Lodge, Whistler, 3 days of
      sport competition and official Paralympic Team Canada Gear!

    About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

    The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, private
organization with 42 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening
the Paralympic Movement by empowering Canadians with a disability through
sport. The CPC is responsible for managing the team of athletes who represent
Canada at Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and
promoting their success, the CPC inspires all Canadians with a disability to
get involved in sport through programs delivered by our members. For more
information visit, www.paralympic.ca

    Participating Shopping Centres:

    BENTALL CENTRE, Vancouver, BC
    CAPILANO MALL, North Vancouver, BC
    CLOVERDALE MALL, Etobicoke, ON
    COUNTRY HILLS TOWN CENTRE, Calgary, AB
    DALHOUSIE STATION, Calgary, AB
    DORVAL CROSSING EAST, Oakville, ON
    DORVAL CROSSING WEST, Oakville, ON
    DRIFTWOOD MALL, Courtenay, BC
    HAZELDEAN MALL, Kanata, ON
    INTERCHANGE PLAZA, Vaughan, ON
    MARCHE CENTRAL, Montreal QC
    MILTON MALL, Milton ON
    NORTH HILL CENTRE, Calgary, AB
    PARK & TILFORD, North Vancouver, BC
    SHERIDAN CENTRE, Mississauga, ON
    SQUAMISH STATION, Squamish, BC
    TAMARACK CENTRE, Cranbrook, BC
    THE VILLAGE AT VAUGHAN MILLS, Vaughan, ON
    VILLAGE GREEN MALL, Vernon, BC
    WESTGATE CENTRE, Maple Ridge, BC
    WESTMOUNT SHOPPING CENTRE, London, ON
    WESTSHORE TOWN CENTRE, Langford (Victoria), BC
    WILLOWBROOK SHOPPING CENTRE, Langley, BC
    WILLOWBROOK SHOPPING PARK, Langley, BC
    WINDSOR CROSSING, LaSalle, ON
    

    About Bentall LP

    Bentall LP is one of North America's foremost real estate advisory and
service organizations and is known for integrity, innovation and results. Our
comprehensive capabilities encompass asset and portfolio management, property
management, leasing and development. A fully integrated approach allows us to
deliver superior results from offices across Canada, in the United States and
China. Bentall has an organization-wide commitment to sustainability and
social responsibility. www.bentall.ca




For further information:

For further information: Bonney Rempel, Regional Director, Marketing
Retail Services, WEST, Bentall LP, (604) 891-8555, brempel@bentall.com;
Domenic Imbesi, Regional Director, Marketing Retail Services, EAST, Bentall
LP, (416) 236.1669 ext. 230, dimbesi@bentall.com; Anna Parisi, Canadian
Paralympic Committee, (778) 329-0329, anna@paralympic.ca


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