Media Advisory - Minister McNeil announces Vancouver students who will work
on a Canadian-German newspaper that will cover the Paralympics

Friday, 4th December 2009

VANCOUVER, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Mary McNeil, Minister of State for the Olympics and ActNow BC together with Councillor and Deputy Mayor Georg Chow will announce the nine Vancouver high school students who will participate in the Canadian-German project Paralympic Newspaper - Paralympics Zeitung. This newspaper is created in cooperation by German and Vancouver high school students during the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games from 12th to 21st March 2010. They will be working as both reporters and writers. The publication has both a Canadian and a German part and articles will be written in the three languages: English, French and German. The German newspaper "Der Tagesspiegel" coaches the student-editor-team. The newspaper will be distributed to selected recipients in the host city and in Germany as well as to the European Parliament and the German Parliament. Parts of the paper will be an insert to major German newspapers totalling a print run of approximately 2 Million.

On Friday, 4th December at 11 a.m., Minister McNeil and Deputy Mayor Chow will introduce the project and the selected Canadian student-editor-team to the press.

    
    Media representatives are invited to cover the event. The details are:

    Date:        Friday, 4th December
    Time:        11:00 a.m.
    Location:    City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave, 3rd floor in the foyer,
                 Vancouver
    

Please confirm your attendance by email to: paralympics.zeitung@gmail.com

The Canadian-German team includes nine students from Kitsilano, Eric Hamber, David Thompson and Lord Byng Secondary schools. The Canadian students will host the eight Germans. The German participants won a national writing competition on the topic "people with a disability and/or sports" run by the publishing house "Der Tagesspiegel GmbH" and initiated by the Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) /German Social Accident Insurance.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee and the German Paralympic Committee are partners of this newspaper project.

    
    Further guests to attend the event:
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    -   Dena Coward, Director, Paralympic Games VANOC
    -   Carla Qualtrough, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
    -   Wolfgang Zimmermann, Director, National Institute of Disability
        Management and Research (NIDMAR)
    

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries contact: Karin Preugschat, Mobile: (778) 239-0015, Email: paralympics.zeitung@gmail.com


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