VANCOUVER, July 3 /CNW Telbec/ -
WHAT: The Canadian Paralympic Committee will unveil the Canadian Team
heading to the Beijing Paralympic Games, running September 6-17, 2008, in
China. Paralympic team members Shauna Maria Whyte, a 2010 skiing hopeful
who makes her debut in the summer sport of handcycling, and Richard
Peter, a wheelchair basketball star, will speak. All other Paralympic
athletes present will answer questions from the floor, and be available
for one-on-one interviews.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from 10 a.m.
WHERE: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Gardens (Hall of One Hundred Rivers),
578 Carrall St., Vancouver, BC
Media can enter the Hall through the double-door entrance off
Shauna Maria Whyte, Handcycling (and 2010 hopeful in skiing)
Richard A. Peter, Wheelchair basketball
Carla Qualtrough, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Debbie Low, Chef de Mission, Canadian Paralympic Team (emcee)
Other Canadian Paralympic Team members:
Drew Christensen, Swimming
Robert Hedges, Wheelchair basketball
Sarah Hunter, Wheelchair tennis
Jennifer Krempien, Wheelchair basketball
Monica Martino, Boccia
Michelle Stilwell, Athletics
Donovan Tildesley, Swimming
The media conference will be webcast. To listen to the webcast, log onto
15 minutes before the start of the media conference. Media not in
attendance can email in questions through a button on the webcast page.
A simultaneous conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Select
(Hibiscus AB Room), 99 Viger Ouest Av., Montreal, Quebec, H2Z 1E9.
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, charitable,
private organization that is recognized by the International Paralympic
Committee (IPC). The CPC delivers programs that strengthen the Paralympic
Movement in Canada, including sending Canadian teams to the Paralympic Games.
The CPC empowers persons with physical disabilities, through sport, at all
levels. For more information, visit our website at www.paralympic.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Lindsay Thom, Canadian Team Beijing 2008 Media
Attaché, (604) 551-9068 (main media contact); Darren Stolz, Canadian
Paralympic Team Coordinator, (778) 231-7069