Media advisory - Photo and Video Opportunity - Rio 2016: Team Canada flag bearer to be announced for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

-Press conference scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 6 in Rio-

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, Sept. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - With the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games set to open on Sept. 7, Team Canada's Chef de Mission Chantal Petitclerc will announce the athlete who has been chosen as Canada's flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony.

Opening Ceremony flag bearer announcement, Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team

Opening Ceremony flag bearer, Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team
Chantal Petitclerc, Chef de Mission, Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team
Catherine Gosselin-Després, Executive Director, Sport, Canadian Paralympic Committee

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m. BRT

Paralympic Village Media Centre, Press Work Room
*Media entrance is right beside the Paralympic Village Welcome Centre entrance
Salvador Allende Avenue, Rio de Janeiro

ABOUT TEAM CANADA IN RIO: Canada has a team of 162 athletes competing in 19 sports at the Paralympic Games, Sept. 7 to 18. For more information visit:

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee:

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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, RIO NUMBER AS OF SEPT. 1, 2016: +55 (21) 99033-0131, Email:; Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing, Canadian Paralympic Committee, RIO NUMBER AS OF AUG. 25, 2016: + 55 (21) 99031-7843, Email:


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