Media Advisory: Canadian Paralympic Committee to announce the 2008 Canadian Paralympic Team in Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, 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 Shauna Maria Whyte, a 2010 skiing hopeful
    who makes her debut in the summer sport of handcycling, and Richard
    Peter, a wheelchair basketball star, will speak. All other Paralympic
    athletes present will answer questions from the floor, and be available
    for one-on-one interviews.

    WHEN: Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from 10 a.m.

    WHERE: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Gardens (Hall of One Hundred Rivers),
           578 Carrall St., Vancouver, BC
           Media can enter the Hall through the double-door entrance off
           Carall Street.

    WHO: Speakers:

           Shauna Maria Whyte, Handcycling (and 2010 hopeful in skiing)
           Richard A. Peter, Wheelchair basketball
           Carla Qualtrough, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
           Debbie Low, Chef de Mission, Canadian Paralympic Team (emcee)

         Other Canadian Paralympic Team members:

           Drew Christensen, Swimming
           Robert Hedges, Wheelchair basketball
           Sarah Hunter, Wheelchair tennis
           Jennifer Krempien, Wheelchair basketball
           Monica Martino, Boccia
           Michelle Stilwell, Athletics
           Donovan Tildesley, Swimming


    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 conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Select
    (Hibiscus AB Room), 99 Viger Ouest Av., Montreal, Quebec, H2Z 1E9.


    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: Lindsay Thom, Canadian Team Beijing 2008 Media
Attaché, (604) 551-9068 (main media contact); Darren Stolz, Canadian
Paralympic Team Coordinator, (778) 231-7069

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