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



    VANCOUVER, June 2 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC),
Bentall LP and North Hill Centre 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 decorate a hand in support of Canada's Paralympic winter athletes.
    The public can purchase the hands for $2.00 each at the North Hill Centre
Administration Office, and will also receive an uncirculated Paralympic
quarter. The proceeds from each hand purchased will go to support Canadian
Paralympic winter athletes. The Paralympics display and booth will also be set
up at North Hill Centre's annual Stampede Breakfast Monday, July 6th for kids
to colour hands and for the public to purchase hands and make donations.
    "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."
    26 shopping centres, managed by Bentall LP 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."
    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 and who 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.

    
    -   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!
    -   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.

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

    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

    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: Paula Neuhold, Marketing Director, Retail
Services, North Hill Centre, Tel: (403) 289-2518, Email: pneuhold@bentall.com;
Bonney Rempel, Regional Director, Marketing Retail Services WEST, Bentall LP,
Tel: (604) 891-8555, Email: brempel@bentall.com; Domenic Imbesi, Regional
Director, Marketing Retail Services EAST, Bentall LP, Tel: (416) 236-1669 ext.
230, Email: dimbesi@bentall.com; Anna Parisi, Canadian Paralympic Committee,
Tel: (778) 329-0329, Email: anna@paralympic.ca

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