The Canadian Paralympic Committee announces call for nominations for the Paralympic Hall of Fame

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that the call for nominations for induction into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame is now open.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee encourages all members of the Canadian Paralympic family to look to their members, athletes, coaches, leaders and others for those who could qualify as recipients of this prestigious award in one of three categories: athlete, coach, or builder.

All nominations must be received by the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame Selection Committee by March 15, 2013. 

Inductees will be invited to attend the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on May 10, 2013 in Toronto.

Criteria for nominations
The Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame Selection Committee will be seeking nominees who meet a number of criteria, including:

  • Athlete:
    • Athletic performance at the Paralympic Games and awards received
    • Contribution to the Paralympic Movement
  • Coach:
    • Influence on Paralympic athlete or team success
    • Technical innovations and contributions to the development of the sport and/or coaching community
  • Builder:
    • Has made a distinguished contribution to the development of Paralympic sport

More information on the Paralympic Hall of Fame and its nomination criteria can be found on the 2013 Nomination and Declaration Form available at

About the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame:
Initiated in 2000, the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the Paralympic Movement in Canada. These individuals will be acknowledged within the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame Honoured Members section located in the Olympic and Paralympic Gallery at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary.

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. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information:

Eric Paterson
Executive Assistant
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 222

Alison Korn
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333, ext # 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927

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