Media Advisory - Ski Fest at Owl's Head

MANSONVILLE, QC, Feb. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Media members are invited to attend the first ever Ski Fest at Owl's Head in Mansonville on Thursday, February 18, 2010, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) has warmly welcomed disabled Canadian Forces (CF) personnel, active or retired, in the Soldier On program, to its first annual Ski Fest (Eastern Canada festival).

Adapted skiing lessons are provided courtesy of volunteers from the Eastern Townships Disabled Skiers Foundation (ETDSF) or qualified instructors, who assess participants' needs and provide approved adapted ski equipment and downhill skiing lessons. This initiative complements the objective of Soldier On, which helps injured soldiers get involved in sports.

Ski Fest will take place at Owl's Head, 40 Chemin du Mont Owl's Head, Mansonville, from February 15 to 18, 2010, and will end on February 18 with a friendly competition between the six participants.

The Eastern Townships Disabled Skiers Foundation is a dream realized for Peter Treacy, a disabled skier from the Knowlton area. Mr. Treacy is a CADS member and a certified instructor for disabled children and adults.

CADS is a volunteer organization whose main goal is to help disabled people lead richer, fuller lives through recreational and competitive participation in skiing and snowboarding.

Media members who wish to attend the friendly competition that will end the Ski Fest are asked to call 5 ASG Public Affairs at the phone number below.

General information: According to their availability, CADS representatives, Soldier On program representatives and injured CF members will be on site to give interviews.

SOURCE National Defence

For further information: For further information: Captain Evelyne Lemire, 5 ASG Public Affairs Officer, (418) 844-5000, ext 5880


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