Media Advisory - Airport Arrival: Canadian Paralympic Athletes touching down at Calgary International Airport

Canadian Wheelchair Basketball medallist Chad Jassman to arrive with other Team Canada athletes on Air Canada Flight #AC851

CALGARY, Sept. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - A wave of Canadian Paralympic Athletes competing in London for the 2012 Paralympic Games will return to Canada on September 10, 2012.  Media are invited to join Canadians in welcoming them home at Calgary's International Airport.

WHO: London 2012 Canadian Paralympic Athletes

WHAT: Airport Arrival, Media and Photo opportunity

WHEN: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 15:25 EST

WHERE: Calgary International Airport - Flight# AC851

WHY: Great opportunity to celebrate Canada's success at the London Paralympic Games

Athlete Name Hometown Sport
Kevin EVANS Calgary, AB Archery
Alister  MCQUEEN Calgary, AB Athletics
Earle CONNOR Calgary, AB Athletics
Brayden MCDOUGALL Calgary, AB Cycling
Joan Elizabeth REID Enderby, BC Rowing
Bruce MILLAR Victoria, BC Sailing
Logan CAMPBELL Saskatoon, SK Sailing
Kirstie KASKO High River, AB Swimming
Morgan BIRD Calgary, AB Swimming
Zachary MCALLISTER Lethbridge, AB Swimming
Chad JASSMAN Burstall, SK Wheelchair Basketball
Kendra OHAMA Calgary, AB Wheelchair Basketball
Zak MADELL Okotoks, AB Wheelchair Rugby

Note to Media: Interview opportunities will take place in the International Arrivals area.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

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 Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations.

Follow Your Team: #London2012 #GoCanadaGo


For further information:

For more information, please contact:
Kimberley McLachlan
Senior Coordinator, Athlete & Media Relations
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Cell: 613-883-1477

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