Petitclerc to connect with local athletes training for Rio
MONTREAL, April 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Chantal Petitclerc, Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, will continue her Canadian Tour on Tuesday, April 26 with a stop in Montreal to promote Paralympic sport and local athletes on the road to Rio.
Montreal will be Petitclerc's fifth stop in a national tour that brought her to Ottawa/Gatineau in December, Calgary in January, Toronto in February and Halifax on Apr. 21.
In Montreal, Petitclerc will meet with Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, Montreal's borough Mayor and member of the Executive Committee responsible for procurement, sports, leisure and communities of diverse origins, participate in the Défi Sportif AlterGo Opening Ceremony and meet local Rio 2016 hopefuls including:
- Cindy Ouellet, world champion and Paralympian in wheelchair basketball
- Aurélie Rivard, Paralympic silver medallist and world record holder in swimming
- Benoit Huot, 19-time Paralympic medallist in swimming
Media are invited to attend an event at the Défi Sportif AlterGo for photo, video and interview opportunities – and the chance to try out wheelchair basketball.
Interview and photo/video opportunities
Chantal Petitclerc, Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Cindy Ouellet (wheelchair basketball), Rio 2016 hopeful
Aurélie Rivard (swimming), Rio 2016 hopeful
Benoit Huot (swimming), Rio 2016 hopeful
Gaétan Tardif, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Maxime Gagnon, Director, Défi sportif AlterGo
Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, Montreal's borough Mayor and member of the
Executive Committee responsible for procurement, sports, leisure and
communities of diverse origins
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
10 :30 a.m. to 11 :30 a.m.
Centre Claude-Robillard, 2nd floor, animation area (north section)
1000, avenue Émile-Journault
Petitclerc's cross-country tour will encompass eight Canadian cities until June 2016, aiming to build awareness of Canadian Paralympic athletes. Petitclerc, a five-time Paralympian and 14-time Paralympic gold medallist in wheelchair racing, knows that community support is crucial to every athlete's success.
For more information and/or to arrange interviews, please contact :
Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Cell: 613-298-4927 / firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 27 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca
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For further information: Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243, Cell: 613-298-4927, email@example.com; Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Cell: 613-725-4339, firstname.lastname@example.org