MEDIA ADVISORY: Canadian Paralympic Committee to announce the 2008 Canadian Paralympic Team in Montreal

    MONTREAL, July 3 /CNW Telbec/ -

    WHAT: The Canadian Paralympic Committee will unveil the Canadian Team
heading to the Beijing Paralympic Games, running September 6-17, 2008, in
China. Paralympic team members Benoit Huot, a swimming world record holder,
and Chantal Petitclerc, one of the world's fastest wheelchair racers, will
speak. All other Paralympic athletes present will answer questions from the
floor, and be available for one-on-one interviews.
    Chinese lion dancers will entertain, and some Chinese munchies will be
available for the media.

    WHEN:  Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 1 p.m.

    WHERE: Holiday Inn Select (Hibiscus AB Room), 99, Viger Ouest av.,
           Montreal, Quebec, H2Z 1E9.

    WHO: Speakers:

           Chantal Petitclerc, Athletics
           Benoit Huot, Swimming
           Henry Wohler, Past President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
           Gaetan Tardif, Assistant Chef de Mission, Canadian Paralympic Team

    Other Canadian Paralympic Team members:

           Mark Beggs, Handcycling
           Chantal Benoit, Wheelchair basketball
           Valérie Grand'Maison, Swimming
           Brian Hill, Swimming
           Fabien Lavoie, Wheelchair rugby
           Pierre Mainville, Wheelchair fencing


    The media conference will be webcast. To listen to the webcast, log onto, 15
minutes before the start of the media conference. Media not in attendance can
email in questions through a button on the webcast page.
    A simultaneous media conference will be held at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen
Chinese Gardens, 578 Carrall Street, in Vancouver, BC.

    About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

    The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, charitable,
private organization that is recognized by the International Paralympic
Committee (IPC). The CPC delivers programs that strengthen the Paralympic
Movement in Canada, including sending Canadian teams to the Paralympic Games.
The CPC empowers persons with physical disabilities, through sport, at all
levels. For more information, visit our website at

For further information:

For further information: Gabrielle Payette, Canadian Paralympic
Committee, (613) 795-5169 (main media contact); or Mathieu Laberge, (514)

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