Canadian Paralympic Committee Announces Team for Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games

Also launches new "Get Involved" website to support next generation of Paralympians

CALGARY, Sept. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is celebrating Sports Day in Canada by announcing its high-performance team that will be competing in the 2011 Parapan American Games as well as its grassroots initiative to get more Canadians involved in parasport.

One of the largest teams in its history, a total of 213 members, will make up the Canadian team which will compete at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, from November 12 to 20, 2011.

On the grassroots side, the CPC is marking Sports Day with the launch of a new online portal, www.paralympic.ca/getinvolved, with information on getting involved in parasport, whether as a coach, athlete, guide, official, volunteer or as a teacher, parent or health care provider.

About Team Canada at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games

The Canadian delegation includes 126 athletes, seven guides and 80 officials (coaches, managers, support staff, mission staff).

Canada's Chef de Mission is Rob Needham (CPC's Executive Director, Sport) and Assistant Chef de Mission is Jennifer Larson (CPC's Director of Sport).

"The Parapan American Games represent a crucial stage in the athlete development pathway, providing invaluable international multi-sport Games experience," said Needham. "Every Canadian athlete will be representing their country proudly in Guadalajara."

"These Games are a building block towards future Games and as such, Team Canada includes a mix of veteran athletes with previous Paralympic experience, along with some younger, developing athletes looking to compete in their first international multi-sport Games."

Future Games athletes are preparing for include the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

For some team sports, Guadalajara serves as a direct qualifier for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, including Wheelchair Basketball and Sitting Volleyball. For individual sports, Guadalajara is one of multiple international competitions at which athletes can qualify leading up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Canada will compete in 11 of the 13 sports in Guadalajara: Archery, Athletics, Boccia, Cycling, Goalball, Judo, Sitting Volleyball (men's team), Swimming, Table Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball (men's and women's teams) and Wheelchair Tennis. Canada did not qualify to compete in Soccer (5-a-side) and Powerlifting.

Canada's record at the Parapan American Games

At the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Canada finished with a total of 112 medals: 49 gold, 37 silver and 26 bronze. The result placed Canada second in the country standings behind host Brazil.

In Mar del Plata in 2003, Canada placed fifth overall with 23 medals (13 bronze, seven silver, three gold).

In Mexico City in 1999, Canada placed ninth overall with 10 medals (four bronze, three silver, three gold).

International and Domestic Development of Parasport

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is committed to the development of parasport both domestically and internationally. Competitions like the 2011 Parapan American Games are an invaluable occasion to build awareness and opportunities for athletes with a disability.

Physical activity plays a critical role in the overall health and independence of people with a disability. The Canadian Paralympic Committee has launched a new online portal with information on how Canadians can get involved in parasport, whether as a coach, athlete, guide, official, volunteer or as a parent, teacher or healthcare provider.

To learn more, please visit Paralympic.ca/getinvolved.

To follow Team Canada at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games, please visit Paralympic.ca.

Please see attached pages for full Canadian Team list.

Team Canada at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games

Last Name First Name Residence Prov Role Sport Hometown Prov
Evans Kevin Jaffray BC Athlete Archery Calgary AB
Hudson Robert Leoville SK Athlete Archery Moose Jaw SK
Tremblay Lyne Magog QC Athlete Archery Magog QC
Gagnon Linda Magog QC Doctor Archery Magog QC
Kopecky Vladimir Kimberly BC Team Leader Archery Kimberly BC
Ball Richard Orillia ON Athlete Athletics Orillia ON
Burrows Rachael Barrie ON Athlete Athletics Barrie ON
Campbell Christine Kitchener ON Athlete Athletics Kitchener ON
Carr Richard Port Elgin ON Athlete Athletics Port Elgin ON
Christophe Isaiah Brampton ON Athlete Athletics Brampton ON
Dobson Shayne Moncton NB Athlete Athletics Campbellton NB
Dolfo Braedon Langley BC Athlete Athletics Langley BC
Dunkerley Jason Ottawa ON Athlete Athletics Ottawa ON
Foessel Renee Mississauga ON Athlete Athletics Mississauga ON
Johnson Courtney Mississauga ON Athlete Athletics Mississauga ON
King Brandon Brampton ON Athlete Athletics Brampton ON
Klawitter Noella Carleton Place ON Athlete Athletics Carleton Place ON
Marciano Jackie Halifax NS Athlete Athletics Shelburne NS
McLachlan Virginia Windsor ON Athlete Athletics Windsor ON
McQueen Alister Calgary AB Athlete Athletics Calgary AB
Ouedraogo Issa Sherbrooke QC Athlete Athletics Sherbrooke QC
Rennebohm Jacqueline Ottawa ON Athlete Athletics Regina SK
Strybosch Kevin London ON Athlete Athletics London ON
White Sarah Pierrefonds QC Athlete Athletics Montreal QC
Whitehouse Kyle St.Catharines ON Athlete Athletics St.Catharines ON
Albert Ueli Wolfville NS Coach Athletics Wolfville NS
Blackman Craig Toronto ON Coach Athletics Toronto ON
Conlin Hugh Winchester ON Coach Athletics Winchester ON
Greig David Ottawa ON Coach Athletics Ottawa ON
Boast Cody Ottawa ON Guide Athletics Ottawa ON
Cummings Brian Ottawa ON Guide Athletics Ottawa ON
Hodge Simon London ON Guide Athletics Toronto ON
Karanja Joshua Ottawa ON Guide Athletics Ottawa ON
Porter Evan Port Elgin ON Guide Athletics Port Elgin ON
Gauthier Marie-Eve Ottawa ON Manager Athletics Gatineau QC
Bucci Remo Toronto ON Therapist Athletics Toronto ON
Cote-Tremblay Alix Shefford QC Therapist Athletics Shefford QC
Stephen Andrea Toronto ON Therapist Athletics Delhi ON
Au Benson Richmond BC Assistant Boccia Richmond BC
Dubois Gerald Val-des-Monts QC Assistant Boccia Val-des-Monts QC
Forrest Kaitlin Vancouver BC Assistant Boccia Toronto ON
Knobl Patricia Kincardine ON Assistant Boccia Kincardine ON
Lefebvre Annabelle Ste-Julie QC Assistant Boccia Ste-Julie QC
Mykolaitiene Dalia Vancouver BC Assistant Boccia Kacergine LTU
Richardson Berrie-Lyn Brampton ON Assistant Boccia Brampton ON
Richardson Brittany Brampton ON Assistant Boccia Brampton ON
Sterkenburg Karin Odijk NED Assistant Boccia De Bilt NED
Dispaltro Marco St-Jérôme QC Athlete Boccia Ville Saint-Pierre (Montréal) QC
Dubois Martin Val-des-Monts QC Athlete Boccia Val-des-Monts QC
Dukovich Adam London ON Athlete Boccia London ON
Gauthier Paul Vancouver BC Athlete Boccia Vancouver BC
Richardson Brock Brampton ON Athlete Boccia Brampton ON
Richer Dave Ste-Julie QC Athlete Boccia Ste-Julie QC
Smith-Worthylake Keven Ottawa ON Athlete Boccia Ottawa ON
Vander Vies Josh Vancouver BC Athlete Boccia Sarnia ON
Vietnieks Caroline Delta BC Athlete Boccia Vancouver BC
Delisle Mario Montréal QC Head Coach Boccia Montreal QC
Richardson Ed Brampton ON Coach Boccia Brampton ON
Torrance Herb Vancouver BC Coach Boccia Vancouver BC
Adam Myriam Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu QC Athlete Cycling St-Jean d'Iberville QC
Bessette Lyne Knowlton QC Pilot Cycling Knowlton QC
Cloutier Alexandre St-Antoine-de-Tilly QC Pilot Cycling St-Antoine-de-Tilly QC
Bourgault Eric Orford QC Athlete Cycling Orford QC
Chalifour Daniel Lac-des-écorces QC Athlete Cycling Mont-Laurier QC
Corriveau-Jolin Louis-Albert Ste-Claire QC Athlete Cycling Ste-Claire QC
Croteau Marie-Eve Québec QC Athlete Cycling Québec QC
Gautier Shelley Toronto ON Athlete Cycling Niagara Falls ON
Labbé Robert Québec QC Athlete Cycling Québec QC
Ledo Mark Maple ON Athlete Cycling Maple ON
March Karen Victoria BC Athlete Cycling Prince Albert SK
Milley Jaye Calgary AB Athlete Cycling Calgary AB
Molnar Marie-Claude Ste-Adele QC Athlete Cycling Ste-Adele QC
Morneau Rico Ste-Martine QC Athlete Cycling Sainte Martine QC
Parent Matthieu Granby QC Athlete Cycling Granby QC
Petitclerc Chantal Montréal QC Athlete Cycling Montréal QC
Weldon Robbi Thunder Bay ON Athlete Cycling Thunder Bay ON
Travers Sébastien Bromont QC Coach Cycling Bromont QC
Van den Eynde Eric Vieux-Longueuil QC Head Coach Cycling Vieux-Longueuil QC
Litou Arnaud Ottawa ON Manager Cycling Gatineau QC
Gauthier Patrick Montreal QC Head Mechanic Cycling Montreal QC
St-Laurent Martin St-Jean-sur-Richelieu QC Physiotherapist Cycling St-Jean-sur-Richelieu QC
Andrews Ashlie Penticton BC Athlete Goalball - W Penticton BC
Bogart Whitney Ottawa ON Athlete Goalball - W Marathon ON
Caron Mario St-Eustache QC Athlete Goalball - M St-Eustache QC
Gaulin Brendan Vancouver BC Athlete Goalball - M Vancouver BC
Ghebreyohannes Aron Calgary AB Athlete Goalball - M Calgary AB
Hache Bruno Dorval QC Athlete Goalball - M Dorval QC
Kneebone Amy Ottawa ON Athlete Goalball - W Charlottetown PEI
MacSween Jillian Ottawa ON Athlete Goalball - W Halifax NS
Morin Nancy Longueuil QC Athlete Goalball - W Longueuil QC
Orgeles Cassandra Nepean ON Athlete Goalball - W Fort Erie ON
Tremblay Simon Québec QC Athlete Goalball - M Québec QC
Zeividavi Ahmad Vancouver BC Athlete Goalball - M Vancouver BC
Dawson Janice Calgary AB Coach Goalball Ottawa ON
Scott Natalie Outlook SK Coach Goalball Outlook SK
Snow Danny Calgary AB Coach Goalball Calgary AB
St.George-Rennie Jacqueline Calgary AB Physio Goalball Winnipeg MB
Trottier Isabelle St-Marc-des-Carrieres QC Physio Goalball Beaupré QC
Lonergan Michael New Westminster BC Team Leader Goalball New Westminster BC
Karn Justin Kitchener ON Athlete Judo Fergus ON
Rees Timothy Waterloo ON Athlete Judo Williams Lake BC
Walby Tony Ottawa ON Athlete Judo Ottawa ON
Thomson  Tom Brantford ON Head Coach Judo Brantford ON
Boon Dalton Delta BC Athlete Swimming Ladner BC
Cooke Andrew Penticton BC Athlete Swimming Penticton BC
Daniel Christian Calgary AB Athlete Swimming Calgary AB
Denoon Alicia Guelph ON Athlete Swimming Guelph ON
Fairweather Malcolm Toronto ON Athlete Swimming Toronto ON
Kasko Kirstie Okotoks AB Athlete Swimming Okotoks AB
Kisser Danielle Delta BC Athlete Swimming Delta BC
Lambert Jenna Harrowsmith ON Athlete Swimming Harrowsmith ON
Lapointe Jean-Sébastien Repentigny QC Athlete Swimming Repentigny QC
McAllister Zachary Lethbridge AB Athlete Swimming Lethbridge AB
Michie Meagan Metcalfe ON Athlete Swimming Ottawa ON
Mitchell Catherine Ann Winnipeg MB Athlete Swimming Winnipeg MB
Murphy Jana Lasalle ON Athlete Swimming Victoria BC
Mykitiuk Misha Toronto ON Athlete Swimming Toronto ON
Pasay Kennedy Leduc AB Athlete Swimming Leduc AB
Roberge Jessica Ville-Marie QC Athlete Swimming Ville-Marie QC
Rousselle Maxime Saint-Alexandre QC Athlete Swimming St-Jean-sur -Richelieu QC
Sergeant Christopher Kingston ON Athlete Swimming Kingston ON
Smith Hannah Calgary AB Athlete Swimming Calgary AB
Swinkels Thomas Lower Sackville NS Athlete Swimming Lower Sackville NS
Tolgyesi Nikolas Amherstview ON Athlete Swimming Amherstview ON
Turbide Nicolas Guy Québec QC Athlete Swimming Québec QC
Carriere Norm Winnipeg MB Coach Swimming Winnipeg MB
McCord Craig Richmond BC Head Coach Swimming RIchmond BC
Mikuska Vince Squamish BC Coach Swimming Winnipeg MB
Taylor Lindsay East York ON Manager Swimming Port Sydney ON
Keith Victoria Kingston ON Coach Swimming Stella ON
Esau Shane Airdrie AB Physiologist Swimming Calgary AB
Walton Marjorie Regina SK Team Leader Swimming Regina SK
Olson Graham Calgary AB Race Analysis Technician Swimming Calgary AB
Butler Barry Ottawa ON Athlete Table Tennis Ottawa ON
Chan Chim-Hing (Stephanie) Richmond BC Athlete Table Tennis Richmond BC
Kent Ian Eastern Passage NS Athlete Table Tennis    
Mojtahed Masoud Austin TX Athlete Table Tennis Vancouver BC
Pelletier Martin Gatineau QC Athlete Table Tennis    
Macpherson John Dartmouth NS Head Coach Table Tennis Dartmouth NS
Tallon Mireille Ottawa ON Manager Table Tennis Rockland ON
Bartholdy Mikael Calgary AB Athlete Volleyball Calgary AB
Dechaine Eric St. Lina AB Athlete Volleyball St. Lina AB
Drummond Chad Edmonton AB Athlete Volleyball Edmonton AB
Hinchey Austin Edmonton AB Athlete Volleyball Edmonton AB
Learoyd Douglas Calgary AB Athlete Volleyball Edmonton AB
Marchand Dave St. Albert AB Athlete Volleyball St. Albert AB
Matthews Larry Sturgeon County AB Athlete Volleyball St. Albert AB
Naval Jason Conrad Toronto ON Athlete Volleyball Toronto ON
Quast Bradley Edmonton AB Athlete Volleyball Medicine Hat AB
Rebelo Jose Saint-Hubert QC Athlete Volleyball Montréal QC
Stewart Greg Kamloops BC Athlete Volleyball Kamloops BC
Halliday Ian Calgary AB Head Coach Volleyball Calgary AB
Sewell Ray Calgary AB Coach Volleyball Calgary AB
MacDonald Kerry Calgary AB Manager Volleyball Calgary AB
Beck Hilary Calgary AB Therapist Volleyball Calgary AB
Zachau Paul Ottawa ON High Performance Director Wheelchair Basketball Pierrefonds QC
Anderson Patrick Fergus ON Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Fergus ON
Dini Abdi Fatah Scarborough ON Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Scarborough ON
Durepos David Charters Settlement NB Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Canterbury NB
Eng David Montreal QC Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Montreal QC
Hedges Robert Charlie Lake BC Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Wonowon BC
Jassman Chad Calgary AB Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Calgary AB
Johnson Joey Wetzlar-Arbenheim GER Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Lorette MB
Lancia Adam Cologne GER Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Scarborough ON
Miller Tyler Kitchener ON Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Kitchener ON
Poulin Mickael l'Ancienne-Lorette QC Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Québec QC
Rouillard Yvon Montreal QC Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Montreal QC
Wagner Brandon Toronto ON Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - M Burlington ON
Bowes Paul London ON Coach Wheelchair Basketball - M Woodstock ON
La Serra Christian Montreal QC Coach Wheelchair Basketball - M Montreal QC
Tonello Jerry Toronto ON Head Coach Wheelchair Basketball - M Toronto ON
Nordell Darrell Edmonton AB Manager Wheelchair Basketball - M Edmonton AB
Nagata Brett Stafford GBR Physio Wheelchair Basketball - M Toronto ON
Goss Judith Toronto ON Sport Psychologist Wheelchair Basketball - M Toronto ON
Allard Elaine Saint-Eustache QC Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W Saint-Eustache QC
Benoit Chantal Concord ON Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W Beloeil QC
Ferguson Tracey Toronto ON Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W Toronto ON
Feser Tara St. Albert AB Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W St. Albert AB
Harnock Katie St. Jacobs ON Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W St. Jacobs ON
Jacques Maude Sainte-Catherine QC Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W Sainte Catherine QC
Jewells Jamey Ottawa ON Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W Donkin NS
McLachlan Janet Margaret West Vancouver BC Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W West Vancouver BC
Ohama Kendra Calgary AB Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W Calgary AB
Ouellet Cindy Québec QC Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W Québec QC
Vliegenthart Jessica Victoria BC Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W Kamloops BC
Williams Elisha Prince George BC Athlete Wheelchair Basketball - W Prince George BC
Abbott-Peter Marni Vancouver BC Coach Wheelchair Basketball - W Enderby BC
Broughton Michael Toronto ON Coach Wheelchair Basketball - W Toronto ON
Johnson Bill Winnipeg MB Head Coach Wheelchair Basketball - W Winnipeg MB
Chicoine Karine Montreal QC Manager Wheelchair Basketball - W Montreal QC
Forler Bauman Sheila Elmira ON Physio Wheelchair Basketball - W Elmira ON
Leslie-Toogood Shirley Adrienne Winnipeg MB Sport Psychologist Wheelchair Basketball - W Winnipeg MB
Bedard Philippe Bromont QC Athlete Wheelchair Tennis Bromont QC
Dembe Joel Toronto ON Athlete Wheelchair Tennis Toronto ON
Schrameyer Kai Vancouver BC Coach Wheelchair Tennis Vancouver BC
Bridal Jordan Ottawa ON Manager, Paralympic Teams Mission Staff Ottawa ON
Cayer Marie-Hélène Ottawa ON Media Attaché Mission Staff Québec QC
Côté Kirby Winnipeg MB Athlete Services Officer Mission Staff Winnipeg MB
Davidson Robert Bruce Kamloops BC Core Medical Team - Doctor Mission Staff    
Domenicucci Laura Ottawa ON Team Services Officer Mission Staff Sherkston ON
Dottori Michael Ottawa ON Press Chief Mission Staff Ottawa ON
Goudie Richard Barrie ON Chief Medical Officer Mission Staff Gatineau QC
Holmes Travis Ottawa ON Senior Coordinator, Paralympic Teams Mission Staff Beamsville ON
Hutsebaut Julie Ottawa ON Senior Coordinator, Paralympic Teams Mission Staff Cumberland ON
Korn Alison Ottawa ON Assistant Press Chief Mission Staff Ottawa ON
Larson Jennifer Ottawa ON Assistant Chef de Mission Mission Staff Parry Sound ON
Murnaghan Matthew Ottawa ON Photographer Mission Staff Ottawa ON
Makowski Agnes Toronto ON Core Medical Team - Therapist Mission Staff Toronto ON
Needham Rob Vancouver BC Chef de Mission Mission Staff Petawawa ON

 

 

 

 

Image with caption: "Calgary cyclist Jaye Milley, 20, has been named to the Canadian Team for the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Nov. 12-20, 2011. (CNW Group/CANADIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (CPC))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110917_C4326_PHOTO_EN_3407.jpg

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For further information:

    Alison Korn
Manager, Media Relations
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Cell: 613-298-4927
akorn@paralympic.ca
        Mark Dottori
Director, Marketing and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 242
Cell: 613-294-5961
mdottori@paralympic.ca

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