Media Advisory - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Forces
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VANCOUVER, Jan. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - On Saturday, January 23, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) will work alongside the Canadian Forces (CF) to "Pick & Pack," the official Vancouver 2010 team clothing for Paralympic Team Canada.

The team of about 20 volunteers, all from the CF, will be the only people allowed to see the final 2010 clothing package before it is revealed to the athletes and the world during the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. The 55 Paralympic athletes who will represent Canada will receive their clothes when they arrive in Vancouver and Whistler for the start of competition on March 12th, 2010. This is the first Paralympic Winter Games to be hosted in Canada and will run until March 21st, 2010.

    Who:      Canadian Paralympic Committee President, Carla Qualtrough and
              20 volunteers from the Department of National Defense

    What:     Between 10:00 and 11:00 members of the media will be allowed
              access to the armory to interview CPC staff and volunteers.

    When:     10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
              Saturday, January 23, 2010

    Where:    Bessborough Armoury
              2025 West 11th Avenue
              Vancouver, BC

More information:

Interested media should contact Lieutenant (Navy) Tony Wright to arrange access as Bessborough Armoury is a secure CF facility. Please note media will not have the opportunity to view the clothing.

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: For further information: Lt(N) Tony Wright, National Defence Public Affairs Pacific, Tel: (778) 237-6501, Email:; Marie-Hélène Cayer, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Tel: (604) 328-9250, Email:

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