Media Advisory - Photo / Video Opportunity - Canada's para-swimmers to gather on Parliament Hill for Rio 2016 Paralympic Team nomination

—Media availability scheduled for July 14 in Ottawa—

OTTAWA, July 11, 2016 /CNW/ - On the steps at Parliament Hill, Swimming Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee will present the 22 para-swimmers from across the country who have been nominated to represent Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this September.

The para-swimmers will also receive their Paralympic rings, a Swimming Canada tradition, from the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

Media are invited to film and photograph the ring presentation ceremony and interview participants at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
Chantal Petitclerc, Chef de Mission, Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team
Swimmers and coaches nominated to Team Canada for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
James Hood, Swimming Canada Team Leader Rio 2016 Paralympic Swim Team

Thursday, July 14, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Parliament Hill: the first set of steps above the Centennial Flame
111 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ont.


SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: Nathan White, Communications Manager, Swimming Canada, Tel.: 613-260-1348 x2002 / Cell: 613-866-7946, Email:; Chris Reith, Manager, Marketing & Promotions, Swimming Canada, Cell: 613-809-8141, Email:; Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Tel : 613-569-4333 x243 / Cell : 613-298-4927, Email:


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