OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Schools and communities across the country
continue to welcome some of the country's top athletes with a
disability - including several multiple Paralympic Games medallists -
as part of Canadian Paralympic Schools Week 2013, presented in
partnership with Petro-Canada.
Thank you to all who have participated in making this program a success!
View photos at facebook.com/CDNParalympics
Spreading the message of "Get Involved," athletes are delivering
inspiring and motivational presentations to students from Victoria,
British Columbia, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and up to Iqaluit, Nunavut.
Media are invited to attend the athlete presentations, to take photos,
and to conduct interviews with students, staff and visiting athletes.
Please RSVP by contacting the school directly or Alison Korn at the
Canadian Paralympic Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating Schools - Paralympic Schools Week 2013
Glenbow Elementary School (Cochrane, AB), Jaye Milley (para-cycling),
Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.
David Cameron Elementary School (Victoria, BC), Richard Peter
(wheelchair basketball), Feb. 28, 1:00 p.m.
IWK Compass Program (Halifax, NS), Adam Lancia (wheelchair basketball),
March 1, 10:00 a.m.
O'Connell Drive Elementary School (Porters Lake, NS), Adam Lancia
(wheelchair basketball) March 1,
Vincent Massey Public School (Ottawa, ON), Jason Dunkerley (athletics),
March 1, 8:30 a.m.
Parkinson Centennial Public School (Orangeville, ON), Tyler Miller
(wheelchair basketball), March 1, 11:15 a.m.
W.H. Day Elementary School (Bradford, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair
basketball), March 1, 1:40 p.m.
Willow Landing Elementary School (Barrie, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair
basketball), March 6, 11:00 a.m.
Kempenfelt Bay School (Barrie, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair
basketball), March 6, 2:15 p.m.
Upcoming presentations (athletes, dates and times to be confirmed):
St. Paul Catholic School (Toronto, ON)
Forest Glen School (Moncton, NB)
École Soeur-Saint-Alexandre (Lamèque, NB)
École communautaire l'Escale des jeunes (Bas-Caraquet, NB)
Keswick Ridge School (Keswick Ridge, NB)
École Communautaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (Caraquet, NB)
Centre scolaire communautaire La fontaine (Neguac, NB)
Polyvalente Marie-Esther (Shippagan, NB)
École Léandre LeGresley (Grande-Anse, NB)
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee:
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization
with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the
Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to
be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the
development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to
enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By
supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success,
the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a
disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its
member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
For further information:
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224
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