Canadian Paralympic Committee Announces Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Mission Staff



    Representatives from across Canada to support the 2010 Canadian
    Paralympic Team

    VANCOUVER, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee today
named the mission staff who will support the 55 athletes. Lead by Chef de
Mission Blair McIntosh, the team includes volunteers from British Columbia,
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Volunteers
will work alongside mission staff from the Canadian Paralympic Committee and
National Sport Organisations of the five Paralympic Winter Sports.
    "Canadian athletes are preparing to give the performance of a lifetime at
the 2010 Paralympic Games," said Blair McIntosh, Chef de Mission for
Paralympic Team Canada. "The 2010 Paralympic Team mission staff will play a
key role in ensuring our Paralympic Athletes can focus on the competition. We
have assembled a strong team that includes athletes, games veterans,
communications and medical professionals dedicated to the success of the
Canadian Paralympic Team."
    Volunteering for his 6th consecutive games is Assistant Chef de Mission,
Gaetan Tardif. Also, volunteering are Paralympians Jason Dunkerley (Athletics)
and Marie Dannhaeuser (Swimming), who will be responsible for giving fellow
athletes the benefit of their experience in competing at Summer Paralympic
Games.
    Volunteer mission staff will contribute an average 10 - 15 hours per
month to preparing for the games, and will be full-time volunteers during the
2010 Paralympic Winter Games which will take place in Whistler and Vancouver
from March 12 - 21, 2010.

    
    The 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team Mission Staff are:

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    Operations Team
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    Blair McIntosh, Chef de Mission            Toronto, ON
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    Gaetan Tardif, Assistant Chef de Mission   Toronto, ON
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    Darren Stolz                               Vancouver, BC
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    Marylène Croteau                           Vancouver, BC
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    Rob Needham                                Vancouver, BC
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    Jordan Bridal                              Vancouver, BC
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    Marie-Hélène Cayer                         Vancouver, BC
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    Performance Centre
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    Carolyn Taylor                             Toronto, ON
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    Team Services
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    Phil Allen                                 Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham, QC
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    Kelly Dearborn                             Sarsfield, ON
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    Athlete Services
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    Jason Dunkerley                            Ottawa, ON
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    Marie Dannhaeuser                          London, ON
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    Team Ombudsperson
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    Jeff Palamar                               Winnipeg, MB
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    Security Liaison Officer
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    Scott Temple                               Ottawa, ON
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    Media Team
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    Michael Cvitkovic, Press Chief             Ajax, ON
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    Anna Parisi                                Vancouver, BC
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    Chris Jurewicz                             Calgary, AB
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    John Sims                                  Thunder Bay, ON
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    Sophie Pilon                               Calgary, AB
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    Chris Dornan                               Saskatoon, SK
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    Medical Team
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    Bruce Davidson, Chief Medical Officer      Kamloops, BC
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    Jamie Kissick                              Ottawa, ON
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    Linda Ferguson                             Truro, NS
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    Russ O'Connor                              Vancouver, BC
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    Tony Carbonette                            Ottawa, ON
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    Mavis Wahl                                 Saskatoon, SK
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    Jim Leithead                               Rossland, BC
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    Rebecca VanWeerd                           Whistler, BC
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For further information:

For further information: or to set up interviews with any of the mission
staff please contact: Marie-Helene Cayer, Canadian Paralympic Committee, (778)
328-0329, marie@paralympic.ca


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