Media advisory: Paralympic athletes to open new exhibit at Canada Olympic Park; Canadian Paralympic Committee to induct newest member into Hall of Fame



    CALGARY, Sept. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Paralympic athletes will
officially open a new exhibit celebrating the Paralympic Movement in Canada in
the Calgary Olympic Development Association's (CODA) Olympic Hall of Fame and
Museum at Canada Olympic Park on Monday, September 10 at 1 p.m.
    The exhibit is a tribute to the athletes and builders who have been
inducted into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame. The exhibit salutes and
honours the individuals who have made a significant contribution to the growth
and development of the Paralympic Movement in the country.
    Following the official opening, Dr. Robert Steadward, founding president
of the International Paralympic Committee and first inductee into the Canadian
Paralympic Hall of Fame, will also announce the 2007 inductee.

    
    WHO:     Dr. Robert Steadward - founding president of the International
             Paralympic Committee;
             Patrick Jarvis - International Paralympic
             Committee governing board member;
             David Legg - vice-president of the Canadian Paralympic
             Committee;
             Paralympic and community athletes with a physical disability.

    WHERE:   Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, Canada Olympic Park

    WHEN:    Monday, September 10 at 1 p.m.

    MEDIA:   Photo and interview opportunities will be made available with
             all Paralympic athletes and members involved immediately
             following the formal announcement.
    




For further information:

For further information: Gabrielle Payette, Canadian Paralympic
Committee, (613) 569-4333, ext. 225, gabrielle@paralympic.ca; Chris Dornan,
Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA), (403) 247-5423,
cdornan@coda.ca


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