Event Advisory - Photo Opportunity - Canadian Paralympic Committee to
announce the Flag Bearer and Canadian Paralympic Team for the Vancouver 2010
Paralympic Winter Games

VANCOUVER, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) will introduce Canada's flag bearer for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games at a press conference on Monday, March 8. The announcement will also include the official naming of the Canadian Paralympic Team for Canada's first Paralympic Winter Games, which open on March.12 and runs through March. 21.

The 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team will be approximately 55 athletes strong, the largest team to ever represent Canada at a Paralympic Winter Games.

    
    When:     Monday, March 8 at 5 p.m. PT

    What:     Press conference to introduce the 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team
              and flag bearer for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

    Where:    Robson Square at Plaza level

    Who:      Official Flag Bearer of the 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team
              Carla Qualtrough, CPC President
              Blair McIntosh, Chef de Mission, 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team
              Gaetan Tardif, Assistant Chef de Mission
              Athletes and coaches from the 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team
    

For interviews with specific athletes and coaches onsite, please contact the sport press attaches:

    
    Para-Alpine
     Skiing       Sophie Pilon    Spilon@canski.org           403 815 7340

    Para-Nordic
     Skiing       Chris Dornan    hpprchris@comcast.net       281 703 4394

    Sledge
     Hockey       Chris Jurewicz  cjurewicz@hockeycanada.ca   403 880 5819

    Wheelchair
     Curling      John Sims       John.Sims@ontario.ca        807 627 7879
    

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, private organisation with 43 member sports organisations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The CPC is responsible for creating an optimal high-performance environment for the Canadian Paralympic athletes to win at Paralympic and ParaPanAmerican Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success, the CPC inspires all Canadians with a physical disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organisations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.

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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: For further information: Mike Cvitkovic, Press Chief, 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team, (416) 618-1266; Anna Parisi, Chief of Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, (604) 828-2875


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