Paralympians to visit students from grades 1-6 in rural communities
across the Prairies
REGINA, SK, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee
(CPC) today announced details of a partnership initiative called "Viterra:
Power of the Prairies".
Eight-time Paralympian, para-nordic skier Colette Bourgonje joined
students at Regina's Ethel Milliken School to launch an initiative designed to
educate youth about the importance of nutrition and physical activity. The
program also emphasizes the role Viterra plays in providing quality
ingredients to produce the foods that nourish people across Canada and around
According the Viterra President and CEO Mayo Schmidt, Viterra and the CPC
share a common commitment to performance excellence.
"Our organizations, and the individuals within, are known for surpassing
our goals and turning challenges into opportunity," said Schmidt. "We are
proud of our partnership, which reflects our passion to be the best at what we
do. It is part of our responsibility as a leading global ingredients supplier
to raise awareness and educate youth about quality food production."
Power of the Prairies will tell the story of the unique value chain that
exists from the farm gate to the athlete's plate to the Paralympic podium.
"Canada's Paralympic athletes are among the best in the world and
nutrition is at the core of training for a winning performance." said Brian
MacPherson, Chief Operating Officer for the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
"Power of the Prairies will give students the opportunity to learn about the
level of commitment to healthy living required by Paralympians, and change
their perceptions of disability."
Over the next twelve months, Paralympic athletes will visit students from
grades 1-6 in rural schools in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. They will
share their stories to demonstrate the benefit of a healthy lifestyle and the
role of nutrition in supporting their athletic success at the elite level.
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
Viterra Inc. is Canada's leading agribusiness, with extensive operations
and distribution capabilities across Western Canada, and with operations in
the United States, Japan, Singapore and Geneva. The Company is diversified
into sales and services of crop inputs and equipment, grain handling and
marketing, livestock feed, agri-food processing and financial products. These
operations are complemented by value-added businesses and strategic alliances,
which allow Viterra to leverage its pivotal position between Prairie farmers
and destination customers. The Company's common shares are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol VT.
For further information:
For further information: Peter Flengeris, Viterra Inc., (306) 569-4810,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Anna Parisi, Canadian Paralympic Committee, (778)