Media Invitation (day 2) - The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar



    REMINDER  REMINDER  REMINDER

    QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Approximately 100 members of The War
Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program will attend today various information
sessions at the CHAMP Seminar. One of the highlights will be a session
featuring the latest technologies on prosthetics.

    
                    When?    Today, October 25, 2008

                    Where?   Hôtel Plaza Québec
                             3031, boulevard Laurier
                             Quebec City, Quebec
                             Tel.: 418 658-2727

    The media are invited to attend the following sessions:

    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM  PLAY AND LEARN (Mozart Room)

    Champs under 5 gather to take part in various activities using their
artificial limbs. They recognize, often for the first time, the similarities
between their own amputation and another child amputee.

    9:00 AM to 11:15 AM  PLAYSAFE (Carmen Room)

    Champs will learn how to become a War Amps Safety Ambassador in order to
give PLAYSAFE presentations, participate in parades and organize SAFETY WALKS.

    10:15 AM to 11:00 AM INFANT/TODDLER PROSTHETICS (Plaza 1 Room)

    Champ Director Louis Bourassa will provide a very informative overview of
artificial limb fitting options for infants and toddlers. This is key for new
parents of amputees.

    1:15 PM to 1:30 PM   LIFE AS A CHAMP (Plaza 1 Room)

    CHAMP Graduate Esther Lacombe, 25, who lost part of a foot in a lawnmower
accident at the age of 3, will share her many positive experiences and will
explain how she has overcome her amputation to enjoy life to the fullest. A
session not to be missed!
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM   AMPUTEES IN ACTION (Plaza 1 Room)

    Throughout this session, the latest in recreational limbs and devices will
be demonstrated. Champs will have the opportunity to show off their artificial
limbs such as hockey devices, ski legs, and more!

    2:45 PM to 4:30 PM   ARTIFICIAL LIMBS (Plaza 1 Room)

    Champs will attend a session on the latest developments in artificial
limbs. They will learn about the various components such as ankles, electric
wrists and moveable elbows.

    2:45 PM to 4:30 PM   OPERATION LEGACY (Ravel Room)

    This session will provide the Champs with an overview of the Operation
Legacy Program and its importance to them and the future of The War Amps.
Through this program, older members of CHAMP help pass along the NEVER AGAIN!
message from war amputee veterans to future generations as well as preserve
Canada's military heritage.
    




For further information:

For further information: Maxime Pelletier, Cellphone: (514) 943-0988


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