The "Feel the Rush" Quebec Tour stops in Laval this Friday



    LAVAL, QC, July 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Feel The Rush Quebec Tour which is
aimed at getting more Canadians with a physical disability involved in sport,
will be stopping tomorrow, August 1st, at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital
in Laval, QC.
    The goal of Feel the Rush, a grassroots public awareness campaign from
the Canadian Paralympic Committee that is being delivered in Quebec with the
help of Défi sportif, is to increase the number of Canadians with a disability
who "feel the rush" of confidence and empowerment that comes with enjoying
sport on a daily basis.
    Attendees will have the chance to meet goalball player Nancy Morin, who
will be speaking about her experience as a Paralympian, her sport, and how
sport played a major role in her personal development.
    The goal of the Feel the Rush Quebec Tour is to promote the participation
of Quebec athletes at the next Paralympic Games, running September 6-17 in
Beijing, China. As part of the tour, Quebec's Paralympic athletes will discuss
their sporting experiences at various "barbecues" held across the province,
several weeks before their departure for China.
    Other objectives include demonstrating that sport can be used in the
rehabilitation of people who have been injured, and educating people in each
of the regions about the resources available on adaptive sports. For details
about the Feel the Rush program, go to www.feeltherush.ca. The tour will stop
at various physical rehabilitation centers in Quebec.
    This event will be held at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The center is located at 3205, Alton-Goldbloom place,
Laval, QC, H7V 1R2. Media representatives are welcome to attend the event,
which will be held primarily in French.

    About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

    The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, charitable,
private organization that is recognized by the International Paralympic
Committee (IPC). The CPC delivers programs that strengthen the Paralympic
Movement in Canada, including sending Canadian teams to the Paralympic Games.
The CPC empowers persons with physical disabilities, through sport, at all
levels. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.

    About the Défi sportif

    Défi sportif is an international sporting event for elite and
up-and-coming athletes of all types of disabilities. Défi sportif is organized
by AlterGo, a group of organizations all concerned about ensuring there are
leisure opportunities for people with disabilities.




For further information:

For further information: Norma Reveler, Canadian Paralympic Committee,
(613) 569-4333 ext. 227, norma@paralympic.ca; On-site: Maude Painchaud-Benoit,
Coordinator, Feel The Rush Quebec Tour


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