Canadian Paralympic Committee: Media contacts for the 2007 Parapanamerican Games



    OTTAWA, Aug. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) has
a media relations team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 2007
Parapanamerican Games as well as a contact at its Ottawa offices.
    Ninety-two athletes competing in eight sports make up the Canadian team
attending the Parapanamerican Games, running August 12 to 19. The athletes are
accompanied by 51 coaches, medical staff and other support team members.
Canada is participating in eight of the ten sports at the elite competition
for athletes with a physical disability: athletics, seven-a-side football
(soccer), judo, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, men's and women's
wheelchair basketball and table tennis.
    A copy of the CPC's online team media guide for the 2007 Parapanamerican
Games is available at: http://www.paralympic.ca/app/wa/doc?docId=190

    The contact numbers are below:

    CPC ON-SITE MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACTS (RIO DE JANEIRO)

    To set up a phone interview or for details about how the Canadian team is
doing, please contact:

    Norma Reveler
    CPC, Media Relations
    Cell: (011) 5521 8883 4857
    Office: (011) 5521 2007 9759 (no set office hours)
    Email: norma@paralympic.ca
    Call to set up interviews with the Chef de Mission, CPC President, other
    mission staff, and all coaches and athletes, except swimming.

    Erin Sulpher
    Media Attache
    Cell: (011) 5521 8884 0146
    Email: esulpher@swimming.ca
    Call to set up interviews with swimming athletes and coaches.

    Swimming is planning to host conference calls from Rio with athletes who
have won medals after each final. For details, contact Martin Richard at
613-260-1348 (office), 613-725-4339 (cell) or at mrichard@swimming.ca.

    CPC AT-HOME MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT (OTTAWA)

    Mary Beth Walker
    CPC, Media Relations
    Phone: 613-569-4333, ext. 233
    Cell: 613-795-5169
    Email: marybeth@paralympic.ca




For further information:

For further information: Mary Beth Walker, CPC, Media Relations, (613)
569-4333, ext. 233, Cell: (613) 795-5169, marybeth@paralympic.ca

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