Reminder - The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) seminar - Media invitation (Day 2)



    LAVAL, QC, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ - About one hundred 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, April 28, 2007

                     Where?         Sheraton Laval Hotel
                                    2440 Laurentides Highway 15
                                    Laval, Quebec
                                    Tel.: 450 687-2440

    The media are invited to attend the following sessions:

    8:50 AM to 10:00 AM   PLAY AND LEARN (Chomedey 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.

    8:50 AM to 11:15 AM   PLAYSAFE (Giusesppe-Saputo Room)
                          Champs will learn how to become a War Amps "Safety
                          Ambassador." These ambassadors give PLAYSAFE
                          presentations, participate in parades and take
                          SAFETY WALKS.

    1:30 PM to 3:40 PM    JUMPSTART (Rosemère-Terrebonne Room)
                          This session was created to address the specific
                          needs of multiple amputee children (Super Champs).
                          Maxime Pelletier, a CHAMP Graduate, will discuss
                          several topics including the road to independence,
                          learning to drive, and travelling. He will also
                          explain how computers can considerably increase
                          their chances of success and will share a few
                          computer tips. Super Champs will also have the
                          opportunity to demonstrate their artificial limbs
                          and devices.

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM    AMPUTEES IN ACTION (Laval 3 Room)
                          Champs learn about new technologies on prosthetics
                          and demonstrate artificial limbs and devices.

    2:45 PM to 4:30 PM    ARTIFICIAL LIMBS (Laval 3 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 (Auteuil-Vimont Room)
                          Through Operation Legacy, older members of CHAMP
                          help pass along the NEVER AGAIN! message from war
                          amputee veterans to future generations. This
                          session conducted by CHAMP Graduates Marc-Antoine
                          Parent and Annelise Petlock will provide an
                          overview of this important program, including an
                          update on the many activities that Operation Legacy
                          members have been involved in.
    




For further information:

For further information: Bénédicte Bertrand, Director, Communications
Department, Cellphone: (514) 943-0988 (to reach a staff member during the
seminar)

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