Petitclerc to connect with local athletes training for Rio
HALIFAX, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Chantal Petitclerc, Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, will continue her Canadian Tour on Thursday, April 21 with a stop in Halifax to promote Paralympic sport and local athletes on the road to Rio.
Halifax will be Petitclerc's fourth stop in a national tour that brought her to Ottawa/Gatineau in December, Calgary in January and Toronto in February.
In Halifax, Petitclerc will meet with deputy mayor Matt Whitman and local Rio 2016 hopeful, among others:
- Pamela LeJean, one of Canada's strongest throwers in para-athletics, winner of gold (shot put) and bronze (javelin) at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and silver (shotput) at the 2015 world championships
- Nova Scotia para-athletics coach Ueli Albert and local athletes
Media are invited to the Canada Games Centre for photo, video and interview opportunities – and the chance to try out para-athletics throwing and racing events.
Interview and photo/video opportunities
Chantal Petitclerc, Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games hopeful Pamela LeJean (para-athletics)
Deputy Mayor Matt Whitman
Nova Scotia para-athletics coach Ueli Albert and local athletes
Thursday, April 21, 2016
10 :00 a.m. to 11 :00 a.m.
Canada Games Center
26 Thomas Raddall Dr, Halifax, N.S. B3S 0E2
*Front desk will direct you to the Sport Centre
Petitclerc's cross-country tour will encompass eight Canadian cities until June 2016, aiming to build awareness of Canadian Paralympic athletes. Petitclerc, a five-time Paralympian and 14-time Paralympic gold medallist in wheelchair racing, knows that community support is crucial to every athlete's success.
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