VANCOUVER, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) will introduce Canada's flag bearer for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games at a press conference on Monday, March 8. The announcement will also include the official naming of the Canadian Paralympic Team for Canada's first Paralympic Winter Games, which open on March.12 and runs through March. 21.
The 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team will be approximately 55 athletes strong, the largest team to ever represent Canada at a Paralympic Winter Games.
When: Monday, March 8 at 5 p.m. PT
What: Press conference to introduce the 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team
and flag bearer for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
Where: Robson Square at Plaza level
Who: Official Flag Bearer of the 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team
Carla Qualtrough, CPC President
Blair McIntosh, Chef de Mission, 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team
Gaetan Tardif, Assistant Chef de Mission
Athletes and coaches from the 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team
For interviews with specific athletes and coaches onsite, please contact the sport press attaches:
Skiing Sophie Pilon Spilon@canski.org 403 815 7340
Skiing Chris Dornan firstname.lastname@example.org 281 703 4394
Hockey Chris Jurewicz email@example.com 403 880 5819
Curling John Sims John.Sims@ontario.ca 807 627 7879
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, private organisation with 43 member sports organisations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The CPC is responsible for creating an optimal high-performance environment for the Canadian Paralympic athletes to win at Paralympic and ParaPanAmerican Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success, the CPC inspires all Canadians with a physical disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organisations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.
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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
For further information: For further information: Mike Cvitkovic, Press Chief, 2010 Canadian Paralympic Team, (416) 618-1266; Anna Parisi, Chief of Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, (604) 828-2875