Media Advisory/Photo and Video Opportunity - Wheelchair basketball players to be nominated to Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team

TORONTO, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Monday May 30, marks 100 days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Wheelchair Basketball Canada will announce the athletes and coaches nominated to the Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team.


100 days to Rio – Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Team nomination announcement


Monday, May 30, 2016
9:30-10:15 a.m. - Canadian Men's Team open practice (photo and video opportunity)
10:30-10:45 a.m. – Team nomination announcement & Team Canada jacket presentation (photo-op)
10:45 a.m. – Interview availability


Mattamy Athletic Centre, Coca Cola Gym (2nd floor)
50 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2


Wheelchair basketball athletes and coaches nominated to Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team
Gaétan Tardif, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Wendy Gittens, Executive Director, Wheelchair Basketball Canada


About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last six Paralympic Games. For more information, please visit

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

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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: Courtney Pollock, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Wheelchair Basketball Canada, Tel: 613-260-1296 ext. 203 / Cell: 613-291-6721,; Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927,


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