World's best para-alpine skiers to compete at Panorama, B.C. March 4 to 10
PANORAMA, BC, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, Canadian para-alpine skiers are set to compete against the world in Panorama, B.C. from March 4 to 10 at the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships.
Through a partnership with CBC Sports and SendtoNews, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Alpine Canada Alpin are excited to bring the action to a Canadian audience via live streaming on cbcsports.ca with highlights and news clips available across various media platforms.
"We are very excited to continue our work with CBC and SendtoNews towards our ongoing commitment to increasing the opportunities for Paralympic sport coverage in Canada," said Martin Richard, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing at the Canadian Paralympic Committee. "We want to continue the legacy set during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games and showcase our athletes' performances and stories on television and digital as they embark on their journey towards the next Paralympic Games.
"Competing on home soil is a thrill unlike any other and now being able to showcase that to the fans who can't be here in person is even more thrilling," said three time Paralympian Matt Hallat. "It has been amazing to see how far our sport has come and CBC choosing to live stream the IPC World Championships is another great step in the right direction for our sport. I'm excited and ready to compete next week and I'm positive the Paralympic community around the world is excited to watch."
"CBC is proud to partner with the CPC on another exciting event featuring Canadian elite high-performance athletes competing with the best in the world," said Jeffrey Orridge, executive director, CBC sports properties. "We're making sure Canadians won't miss a minute of coverage no matter where they are or how they're watching, whether it be at home through their desktop computers or on the go via mobile platforms."
The 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Live streaming schedule can be found at cbcsports.ca.
High resolution video highlights are available daily to media at no cost at www.sendtonews.com
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 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 high performance athletes with a disability 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)
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