Media Advisory - Airport Arrival: Canadian Paralympic Athletes touching down at Ottawa's International Airport

Bronze Medalist Jason Dunkerley and guide Joshua Karanja to arrive with Teammates on Air Canada Flight #AC889

OTTAWA, 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 Ottawa's International Airport.

WHO: London 2012 Canadian Paralympic Athletes

WHAT: Airport Arrival, Media and Photo opportunity

WHEN: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 17:50 EST

WHERE: Ottawa International Airport - Flight# AC889

WHY: Great opportunity to celebrate Canada's success at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Athlete Name Hometown Sport
Andrew Heffernan (Guide) Peterborough, ON Athletics
Brandon KING Brampton, ON Athletics
Jason DUNKERLEY - Bronze Ottawa, ON Athletics
Jon DUNKERLEY Ottawa, ON Athletics
Joshua KARANJA - Bronze (Guide) Ottawa, ON Athletics
Sean YOUNG (Guide) Peterborough, ON Athletics
Arnold BOLDT Osler, SK Cycling
Jody SCHLOSS Toronto, ON Equestrian
Amy KNEEBONE Charlottetown, PEI Goalball
Cassandra ORGELES Fort Erie, ON Goalball
Jillian MACSWEEN Halifax, NS Goalball
Nancy MORIN Longueuil, QC Goalball
Whitney BOGART Marathon, ON Goalball
Tony WALBY Ottawa, ON Judo
David BLAIR Ottawa, ON Rowing
Camille BERUBE Gatineau, QC Swimming
Brianna JENNETT-MCNEILL Russell, ON Swimming
Devin GOTELL Antigonish, NS Swimming
Patrice DAGENAIS Embrun, ON 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:
Angie Lynch
Senior Coordinator, Partnerships
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Cell: 613-889-9432

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