TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - With the 2014 Paralympics just around the
corner, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is proud to air a three-part
original documentary profiling eight of Canada's top Paralympic
athletes in Milestones of Champions: The Journeys of Canada's Paralympians.
Each episode provides an intimate look at the lives of some of the
nation's top Paralympic athletes on their respective paths to the 2014
Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia from March 7 to 16. The
audience will gain insight into the major challenges the athletes have
experienced throughout their lives, and how they overcame them on their
journey to the Games.
"In keeping with the spirit of inclusion we are honoured to tell the
amazing stories of our Paralympians," says John Melville,
Vice-President of Programming and Production at AMI. "Each athlete has
a unique story to tell, filled with hardships and triumphs. We hope our
audience is inspired by all that these dedicated individuals have
accomplished on their way to Sochi."
Episode one features the journeys of three veterans of Parasport: world
champion para-snowboarder Tyler Mosher, nine-time Paralympian and
multi-medalist Colette Bourgonje and decorated para-alpine skier Chris
Next, episode two profiles Paralympic cross-country skier Brian
McKeever, the first athlete to be named to both the Paralympic and
Olympic team in the same winter games in 2010, master sit-skier Josh
Dueck, and Sonja Gaudet, Canada's most decorated wheelchair curler.
Finally, episode three focuses on Canada's sledge hockey team, who will
be looking for redemption in Sochi after a disappointing fourth place
finish in 2010. Veteran and team captain Greg Westlake shares his story
along with newcomer and standout forward Dominic Larocque.
Episode one of Milestones of Champions: The Journey of Canada's Paralympians premieres on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm ET, followed by episode two
on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 pm ET. The series concludes with episode
three on Wednesday, February 26 at 7 pm ET. Check your local provider
or visit AMI.ca for the AMI channels in your area.
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About Accessible Media Inc.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization
serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially
sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted.
Operating two broadcast services: AMI-audio and AMI-tv, and a website
(AMI.ca), AMI's mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians.
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