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

Gold Medalist Michelle Stilwell and Silver Medalist Nathan Stein to arrive with Teammates on Air Canada Flight #AC855

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

WHO: London 2012 Canadian Paralympic Athletes

WHAT: Airport Arrival, Media and Photo opportunity

WHEN: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 11:55 PST

WHERE: Vancouver International Airport - Flight# AC855

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

Athlete Name Hometown Sport
Braedon DOLFO Langley, BC Athletics
Dustin WALSH Colquitlam, BC Athletics
Dylan WILLIAMSON Langley, BC Athletics
Nathan DEWITT Surrey, BC Athletics
Michelle STILWELL -Gold Nanoose Bay, BC Athletics
Dalia MYKOLAITIENE Vancouver, BC Boccia
Josh VANDER VIES - bronze Sarnia, ON Boccia
Monica MARTINO Vancouver, BC Boccia
Paul GAUTHIER Vancouver, BC Boccia
Ashley GOWANLOCK Vancouver, BC Equestrian
Lauren BARWICK Aldergrove, BC Equestrian
Ahmad ZEIVIDAVI Vancouver, BC Goalball
Ashlie ANDREWS Marathon, ON Goalball
Brendan GAULIN Vancouver, BC Goalball
Doug RIPLEY Powell River, BC Goalball
John MCROBERTS Victoria, BC Sailing
Stacie LOUTTIT Great Falls, Montana Sailing
Tony THERIAULT Nanaimo, BC Sailing
Christos TRIFONIDIS Vancouver, BC Shooting
Doug BLESSIN Tri-City Area, BC Shooting
Brian HILL Duncan, BC Swimming
Brianna NELSON Calgary, BC Swimming
David PATTERSON Vancouver, BC Swimming
Donovan TILDESLEY Vancouver, BC Swimming
Jana MURPHY Victoria, BC Swimming
Nathan STEIN - silver Maple Ridge, BC Swimming
Sarah MEHAIN Vernon, BC Swimming  
Elisha WILLIAMS Prince George, BC Wheelchair Basketball
Janet Margaret MCLACHLAN West Vancouver, BC Wheelchair Basketball
Richard PETER Vancouver, BC Wheelchair Basketball
Fabien LAVOIE Québec, QC Wheelchair Rugby
Ian CHAN Richmond, BC Wheelchair Rugby
Travis MURAO Richmond, BC Wheelchair Rugby
Trevor HIRSCHFIELD Vancouver, BC 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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