Photo Opportunity - Olympic Medalist Speaks of Courage and Triumph

    TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Silken Laumann, a three-time Olympic medalist
and two-time winner of the Canadian Female Athlete of the Year award, will
tell her story of courage and triumph over adversity, at Expo East 2008,
September 11-14, 2008.
    Expo East 2008, produced by the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA),
is the largest conference and trade show in Canada for the natural and organic
products industry featuring more than 550 exhibiting companies with the latest
in natural and organic products for home, health, and planet.
    Sponsored by SISU, Ms. Laumann will deliver her keynote presentation on
Saturday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 205 at the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre, North Building. SISU is a leading manufacturer of premium
vitamins and supplements in Canada with more than 160 products in ten wellness
    Many remember Ms. Laumann for an incident that happened only 10 weeks
prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics where an accident with another scull left
her leg seriously damaged. After five operations in three weeks, she was back
at training and her efforts paid off with a bronze medal - capturing the
imagination and admiration of Canadians and people the world over.
    Ms. Laumann went on to win more awards and took home the silver medal in
the single sculls race at the 1996 Summer Olympics before retiring in 1999.
    Today, Ms. Laumann devotes her time to her family and charity work,
namely the Silken's ActiveKids Movement, a national charity dedicated to
increasing physical activity in children.
    This show is open to a professional audience of buyers, retailers, media
and service providers. It is not open to the general public.

    The Canadian Health Food Association ( is Canada's largest
national trade association dedicated to the natural and organic products
industry. Our members represent the entire supply chain including growers,
manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers involved in
a variety of industry sub-sectors such as vitamin and mineral supplements,
herbal products, homeopathics, sports nutrition products, natural and organic
foods, fibres and health and beauty aids. CHFA member products support
Canadians seeking optimal health and well-being.

    On-site Media Registration: Register at the media registration counter,
located on the main level of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North
Building. Please bring credentials that identify you as a working
representative of the media, such as a business card.

For further information:

For further information: Natalie Cajic, Communications Coordinator,
Canadian Health Food Association, On-site Cell: (416) 881-2267

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