/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory: Photo, Video and Interview opportunity - 100 Days from Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships/

-Athlete availability for Tuesday October 25, 2016-

VANCOUVER, Oct 17, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Snowboard's national Para-snowboard team will be hosting a media availability session on Tuesday October 25, 2016 to celebrate the '100 days to competition' of the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships.

Athletes will be completing a gym session at Level 10 Fitness in North Vancouver and Media are invited for interview, photo and video opportunities. Athletes are also available for 1-on-1 phone interviews.

Please confirm your attendance with Eric Escaravage of Canada Snowboard at eric.escaravage@canadasnowboard.ca or by calling 613-862-6532.

National Para-snowboard team media availability to celebrate 100 days to competition for the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships.

Tuesday October 25, 2016
1:00 PM-3:00 PM PST

Level 10 Fitness
#140-890 Harbourside Dr
North Vancouver, BC
V7P 3T7

Paralympian John Leslie (Arnprior, ON), X Games Silver medalist Alex 'Bubz' Massie (Barrie, ON), Team coach Mark Fawcett and members of the national Para-snowboard team and development group.

Press members who are unable to attend are invited to contact Canada Snowboard for further interview opportunities and more information on the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships.

About the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships
Canada Snowboard & the Canadian Paralympic Committee are proud to announce Big White Resort (Kelowna, BC) as official host mountain for the Big White 2017 Para World Snowboard Championships. Over 100 Para athletes from 25 countries across the globe will compete in Snowboardcross and Banked Slalom from February 1-8, 2017. As the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games approach, Canada and the world's top Para-Snowboarders will be eager to put down their best performance for one huge goal - the chance to be crowned World Champion.

About Canada Snowboard
Canada Snowboard is the national governing body for snowboarding in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners like The Canadian Tire Corporation, Mackenzie Financial, FA Design, Burton Snowboards and Mazda Canada, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee; Canada Snowboard is committed to high performance excellence in FIS World Cup, World Championships, World Snowboard Tour and Olympic Winter Games competition. Canada Snowboard also provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long-term athlete development. For more information on the services and programs offered by CanadaSnowboard, visit: www.canadasnowboard.ca


SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: Eric Escaravage, Communications Coordinator, Canada Snowboard, 613-862-6532, eric.escaravage@canadasnowboard.ca


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