OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Some of Canada's most accomplished athletes will be paying their respects to Canada's veterans in Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country on Nov. 11.
Olympic and Paralympic athletes will formally lay wreaths at the following ceremonies:
OIympians: Arjan Bhullar, freestyle wrestling (London 2012), Krista Guloein, rowing (London 2012), Jessica Smith, athletics (London 2012)
Paralympian: Josh Vander Vies, boccia (London 2012, Athens 2004)
LOCATION: Victory Square Cenotaph, 1055 Canada Pl., West Hastings & Cambie St.
TIME: 10:30 a.m. DST
Olympians: Jim Fisher, cycling (Sydney 2000), Christina Smith, bobsleigh (Salt Lake City 2002), Catriona Le May Doan, long track speed skating (Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002)
Paralympian Jaye Milley, para-cycling (London 2012)
LOCATION: The Military Museums 4520 Crowchild Trail SW
TIME: 10:45 a.m. MST
Paralympian Jared Funk, wheelchair rugby (London 2012)
LOCATION: RBC Convention Centre 375 York Ave
TIME: 10:45 a.m. CST
Toronto Queen's Park
Olympians Stephanie Struthers, swimming (Atlanta 1996), Rachelle Campbell, athletics (Montreal 1976)
Paralympian: Joel Dembe, wheelchair tennis (London 2012)
LOCATION: Queen's Park Veteran's Memorial, front lawn of Legislative Building
TIME: 10:45 a.m. EST
Toronto Old City Hall
Olympians Rosie Cossar, gymnastics (London 2012), Katrina Cameron, gymnastics (London 2012), Paralympian: Victoria Nolan, para-rowing (London 2012)
LOCATION: 60 Queen St. W NE corner of Queen & Bay
TIME: 10:45 a.m. EST
Olympian: Meaghan Simister, luge (Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010)
Paralympian: Caroline Bisson, para-Nordic skiing (Sochi 2014)
LOCATION: National War Memorial, Wellington St.
TIME: 11:00 a.m. EST
Montreal McGill University
ATHLETES: Olympian Ian Clyde, boxing (Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980), Paralympian David Eng, wheelchair basketball (London 2012, Beijing 2008, Athens 2004)
LOCATION: McGill University Campus Cenotaph
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
For further information: Canadian Paralympic Committee Media Office: Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Communications and Media Relations, Office: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-296-4927, Email: [email protected]; Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing, Office: 613.569.4333 x.224 / Cell: 613-725-4339, Email: [email protected]; Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office: Yvon Long, Senior Manager, Media Relations, Tel: 514-861-5180 / Cell: 514-206-6720, Email: [email protected]; Marc-André Plouffe, Executive Director, Communications, Tel: 514-861-5487 / Cell: 416-428-0572, Email: [email protected]