/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo and video opportunity - Team Canada Chef de Mission to be announced for PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games/

OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee will announce the individual selected to the role of Chef de Mission for Team Canada for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games at an ice-level event in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 24 – just over 13 months before the start of competition in PyeongChang.

 

WHAT:

Announcement of Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, followed by interview, photo and video opportunities
*Chance for media to try the sport of sledge hockey



WHEN:

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017



WHERE:

Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, Walkley ice pad
1265 Walkley Rd. Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9



WHO:

Team Canada Chef de Mission for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games
Karen O'Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Local Paralympians and community parasport athletes

 

The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games are set for March 9 to 18, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Games are expected to attract up to 670 athletes competing in 80 medal events. Six sports are on the program: sledge hockey, alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, wheelchair curling and snowboard.

Canada expects to send a full team, with qualification and test events beginning this current winter season.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: Paralympic.ca

Follow the Canadian Paralympic Team:
www.paralympic.ca
www.facebook.com/CDNParalympics
www.twitter.com/CDNParalympics
www.youtube.com/CDNParalympics
www.instagram.com/CDNParalympics

 

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: please contact: Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927, Email: akorn@paralympic.ca

RELATED LINKS
http://www.paralympic.ca

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