Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Wheelchair Curlers First Athletes to be Nominated for Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team

WINNIPEG, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Curling Association will announce the first group of nominated athletes to the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team.

WHAT: Wheelchair Curling team nomination announcement
Friday. Dec. 6, 2013. 12:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Upper press box of MTS Centre, 300 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Access upper press box via Accreditation Office at MTS Centre main entrance (Portage Ave. and Donald St.)
Team Canada Chef de Mission Ozzie Sawicki
Wheelchair curling athletes and staff nominated to Canadian Paralympic Team
Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Curling Association
Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament (Elmwood-Transcona)
HOW: All media attending must be accredited for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings by 12 noon on Dec. 5. Apply online:

MEDIA CONTACT ONSITE: Al Cameron, Canadian Curling Association, Email: / Cell: (403) 463-5500

About the Canadian Curling Association

The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in Canada. In cooperation with its Provincial and Territorial Member Associations from across Canada, the CCA provides programs and services to curlers ranging from the youngest 'little rocker' (age 7 and up), to those participating at ages 70 and over - and from aspiring Olympians to Canadians with special needs, coaches, curling facility operators, ice makers and officials. The CCA also oversees and provides the comprehensive management of the Season of Champions event portfolio; develops and administers the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) for Olympic qualification; and organizes and operates the championship system for Juniors (under 20), Seniors (over 50), Mixed, Women, Men, University and Wheelchair.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 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

SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information:

Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Canadian Curling Association
Cell: 403-463-5500

Alison Korn
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Cell: 613-298-4927

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