Media Advisory - Olympic and paralympic athletes, coaches and builders to receive Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees are proud to announce that London 2012 athletes will be receiving the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa and Vancouver on Friday, January 25, 2013. In addition, the CPC will be presenting additional Diamond Jubilee medals to individuals who have helped grow the Paralympic movement in Canada. Media are invited to attend for photo and interview availabilities.

WHO Hon. Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)
Charmaine Crooks, Olympian, Board Member, Canadian Olympic Committee
Josh Vander Vies, Paralympian, On behalf of Canadian Paralympic Committee
  London 2012 Olympians
Brent Hayden, Bronze Medallist, Swimming
Dorothy Ludwig, Shootinig
Michael Mason, Athletics
Riley McCormick, Diving
Tobias Ng, Badminton
Catharine Pendrel, Cycling
Jessica Smith, Athletics
Michael Wilkinson, Rowing
  London 2012 Paralympians
Kevin Evans, Archery
Nathan Dewitt, Athletics
Braedon Dolfo, Athletics
Dustin Walsh, Athletics
Dylan Williamson, Athletics Guide
Josh Vander Vies, Boccia, 2012 Bronze medallist
Doug Ripley, Goalball
Meghan Montgomery, Rowing
Joan Reid, Rowing
Tony Theriault, Rowing
Stacie Louttit, Sailing, 2008 Bronze medallist
John McRoberts, Sailing, 2008 Bronze medallist
Doug Blessin, Shooting
Christos Trifonidis, Shooting
Scott Patterson, Swimming, 2002 Bronze medallist (para-alpine skiing)
Nathan Stein, Swimming, 2012 Silver medallist
Janet McLachlan, Wheelchair Basketball
Jessica Vliegenthart, Wheelchair Basketball
Ian Chan, Wheelchair Rugby, 2012 Silver medallist, 2008 Bronze medallist, 2004 Silver medallist
Trevor Hirschfield, Wheelchair Rugby, 2012 Silver medallist, 2008 Bronze medallist
Travis Murao, Wheelchair Rugby, 2012 Silver medallist
  Canadian Paralympic Committee Recipients
Josh Dueck, Athlete, Para-Alpine Skiing, 2010 Silver Medallist
Michael Edgson, Athlete, Swimming/Builder/Coach, 1992 Gold (five-time) and
Silver medallist, 1998 Gold medallist (eight-time); 1984 Gold (four-time) and
Silver medallist
Jennifer Krempien, Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball, 2004 Bronze medallist;
2000/1996/1992 Gold medallist
Lilo Ljubisic, Athlete, Athletics, 1996 Bronze medallist (two-time), 1992 Gold and
Silver medallist, 1988 Bronze medallist
Tyler Mosher, Athlete, Para-Nordic
Patrick Harris, Builder
Laurel Crosby, Builder
John Cumberbirch, Builder
Jane James, Builder
Terrie Moore, Builder
Isabel Reinertson, Builder
Elisabeth Walker-Young, Builder/Athlete, Swimming, 2004 Bronze medallist,
2000 Gold medalist (three-time), 1996 Bronze medallist
Annie Johnston, Builder
Tim Frick, Coach
Reg Shaw, Coach
Herb Torrance, Coach
Janet Dunn, Coach/Builder
WHEN:         January 25, 2013 1:00 PM PST
GATE A, BC Place
Corner of Robson and Beatty Street
Vancouver BC
WHO Minister Gordon O'Connor, Canadian Member of Parliament and the Minister of
State and Chief Government Whip
Michael Chambers, Board Member, Canadian Olympic Committee
François Robert, Executive Director, Partnerships, Canadian Paralympic Committee
  London 2012 Olympians
Courtnay Pilypaitis, Basketball
Nick Tritton, Judo
Joelle Numainville, Cycling
Aleksandra Wozniak, Tennis
Sasha Mehmedovic, Judo
  London 2012 Paralympians
Jason Dunkerley, Athletics, 2012 Silver and Bronze medallist, 2008 Bronze
medallist, 2004 Silver medallist, 2000 Silver medallist
Jonathan Dunkerley, Athletics
Joshua Karanja, Athletics - Guide, 2012 Silver and Bronze medallist
Brianna Jennett-McNeill, Swimming
  Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canada Games Recipients
David Legg, Builder
Jordan Bridal, Builder
Michelle Killins, Builder
Linda Sheehan, Builder
Lorette Dupuis, Builder
Dr. Richard Goudie, Builder
Blair McIntosh, Builder
Dr. Jennifer McTavish, Builder
Craig McCord, Coach
Carla Qualtrough, Builder
Andrea Carey, Builder
Rob Needham, Builder
Gaétan Tardif, Builder
Jim Westlake, Builder
Hugh Conlin, Coach
WHEN:        January 25, 2013 5:00PM EST

Hotel Indigo
123 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON 



SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information:

Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office: 
Jane Almeida, Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell. : 416-540-1788

Dimitri Soudas, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4136/ Cell. : 289-388-6419

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

Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
Phone: 613-569-4333, ext # 224 / Cell: 613-725-4339

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