/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - New collaboration in sport to be announced/

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - On February 5, 2016, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, viaSport, Own the Podium and the Province of British Columbia will announce a landmark collaboration in sport.

Media are invited to attend for b-roll, photo and interview opportunities at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Simon Whitfield, Four-time Olympian, Two-time Olympic medallist, Triathlon
Marni Abbott-Peter, Four-time Paralympian, Four-time Paralympic medallist, Wheelchair basketball
The Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, British Columbia
Tricia Smith, President, Canadian Olympic Committee
Gail Hamamoto, Director, Canadian Paralympic Committee Board
John Furlong, Chair, Own the Podium
Caley Denton, Chair, viaSport

February 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. PST

Media are advised to arrive at 8:45 a.m. PST to set up for b-roll opportunities, to begin at 9 a.m. PST


Richmond Olympic Oval
Richmond Olympic Experience – Legacy Suite
6111 River Road
Richmond, BC V7C 0A2


SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office: Cherry Ye, Program Manager, Media Relations, Cell: 416-427-4341, Email: cye@olympic.ca; Canadian Paralympic Committee Media Office: Allison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications, Cell: 613-298-4927, Email: akorn@paralympic.ca


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