MONTREAL, April 19, 2017 /CNW/ - The PARALYMPIAN SEARCH will visit the hometown of some of the country's most successful Paralympic athletes on Saturday April 29 at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard in Montreal, within the framework of the Défi sportif AlterGo, looking to discover future participants in Para sport.
PARALYMPIAN SEARCH is an exciting program designed to identify future potential Paralympic athletes. It is a one-day event offering people with a disability the chance to test their abilities and discover which Paralympic sports they are best suited for. The event also welcomes current or former athletes from all levels aiming to transfer into a new Paralympic sport, or discover another sport that can complement their main discipline.
The event is open to people with a physical disability or a visual impairment, aged 14 to 35. Registration is free and can be done at paralympic.ca/paralympian-search.
Participants will have the chance to meet Quebec athlete Cindy Ouellet, a world champion and three-time Paralympian in wheelchair basketball.
WHERE: Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, 1000 Ave. Émile-Journault, Montreal, H2M 2E7
WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
The Montreal Paralympian Search is held in collaboration with Défi sportif AlterGo, l'Institut national du sport du Québec and many national and provincial sport organizations.
Vanessa Bourdeau, Communications Officer – Media Relations, Défi sportif AlterGo, Phone: 514-923-2619, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927, email@example.com
SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
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...