The Canadian Paralympic Committee congratulates Peter Judge as new Director of Winter Sport for Own the Podium

OTTAWA, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee congratulates Peter Judge on his appointment as the new Director of Winter Sport for Own the Podium, announced earlier today in Calgary.

Judge is one of Canada's most accomplished and respected sport leaders. The current Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, he will transition into his new position following the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

"This is indeed great news for winter sports," says Karen O'Neill, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. "Peter has an unparalleled depth of experience in winter sport and the Canadian amateur sport scene. He has been an incredible contributor at all levels of sport development over many years. The Canadian Paralympic Committee warmly welcomes Peter and looks forward to working with him in his new role, to continue to advance Canada's prospects and medal performances in winter Paralympic sports."

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 www.paralympic.ca

SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information:

Alison Korn
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Cell: 613-298-4927
akorn@paralympic.ca

Martin Richard
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224
Cell: 613-725-4339
mrichard@paralympic.ca

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