Interview Opportunities - Media Advisory: Canadian Paralympic Committee to
Announce Chef de Mission for the London 2012 Paralympic Games

OTTAWA, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - On August 19, the Canadian Paralympic Committee will announce Canada's Chef de Mission for the London 2012 Canadian Paralympic Team. The announcement will be available online at www.paralympic.ca at 9am on August 19th and the newly selected Chef will be available for questions and interviews starting at 9:30am.

The Chef de Mission is the volunteer leader of the Canadian Paralympic Team and will coordinate Canada's participation in the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games. This individual will act as the official representative and spokesperson for the team and be responsible for overseeing general planning; ensuring the responsibilities and duties of all team personnel are carried out; and overseeing Canadian Team operations and logistics. The Chef de Mission's leadership and experience are essential to the success of the Canadian Paralympic Team, especially in the areas of implementing the Games operational plan and interaction with key stakeholders.

The new Chef de Mission was selected from a highly competitive pool of individuals and has the expertise to help the Canadian Paralympic Team excel on the world stage at these Games. This position is particularly important as the CPC continues to build on the success of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympic Games.

The London 2012 Paralympic Games will take place August 29 to September 9.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee ("the CPC") is a non-profit, private organization with 43 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The CPC is responsible for creating an optimal high-performance environment for Canadian Paralympic athletes to win at Paralympic and Parapan American 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 organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: For further information: and to book an interview, please contact Marie-Hélène Cayer, Media Relations, Canadian Paralympic Committee, (613) 569-4333 x227, mcayer@paralympic.ca


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