Media Invitation (Day 2) - The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar

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MONTREAL, May 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Approximately 100 members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program will attend today various information sessions today at the CHAMP Seminar. One of the highlights will be a session featuring the latest technologies in prosthetics.

           When?       Today, May 22, 2010

           Where?      Hôtel Loews Le Concorde
                       1225, cours du Général-De Montcalm
                       Quebec, Quebec
                       Tel.: 418 647-2222

The media are invited to attend the following sessions:

    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM      PLAY AND LEARN (Leduc-Fortin Rooms)

Champs under 5 gather to take part in various activities using their artificial limbs. They recognize, often for the first time, the similarities between their own amputation and another child amputee's.

    9:00 AM to 11:15 AM      PLAYSAFE (415 Room)

Champs will learn how to become a War Amps Safety Ambassador in order to give PLAYSAFE presentations, participate in parades and organize SAFETY WALKS.

    10:15 AM to 11:00 AM     INFANT/TODDLER PROSTHETICS (Leduc-Fortin Rooms)

Champ Director Louis Bourassa, a right leg amputee, will provide a very informative overview of artificial limb fittings for infants and toddlers. This is key for new parents of amputees.

    1:00 PM to 1:25 PM       THE WINNER'S CIRCLE (Suzor-Côté Room)

CHAMP Graduate Rémi Papineau, 34 a left arm amputee, will share his many positive experiences and will explain how he has overcome his amputation to enjoy life to the fullest. A session not to be missed!

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM       AMPUTEES IN ACTION (Suzor-Côté Room)

Throughout this session, the latest in recreational limbs and devices will be demonstrated. Champs will have the opportunity to show off their artificial limbs such as hockey devices, ski legs, guitar devices and more!

    2:45 PM to 4:30 PM       ARTIFICIAL LIMBS (Suzor-Côté Room)

Champs will attend a session on the latest developments in artificial limbs. They will learn about the various components such as ankles, electric wrists and moveable elbows.

    2:45 PM to 4:30 PM       OPERATION LEGACY (Pilot Room)

This session will provide the Champs with an overview of the Operation Legacy Program and its importance to them and the future of The War Amps. Through this program, older members of CHAMP help pass along the Remembrance message from war amputees to the younger generation and preserve Canada's military heritage.


For further information: For further information: Bénédicte Bertrand, Cellphone: (514) 943-0988

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