/R E P E A T -- Media advisory/Photo opportunity - Replacement medals for Paralympic champion swimmer - Canadian Paralympic Committee to return medals to swimmer Benoit Huot in special ceremony/

MONTREAL, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - On July 26, 2014, Benoit Huot's home was robbed. Among the items taken were seven medals – three earned at the Paralympic Games, three from the Parapan American Games and one from the Commonwealth Games. Those medals, what Huot calls "a lifetime's investment," have never been found.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games Association have taken the necessary steps for the medals be replaced. In a special ceremony, legendary wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc will return the medals that were so valuable and meaningful to Huot.

On March 9, the media is invited to attend this short ceremony which will take place at l'Ecole secondaire Joseph Charbonneau in Montreal, a specialized school for students with a motor disability.



Benoit Huot, swimmer and multi-medallist at the Paralympic Games

Chantal Petitclerc, multiple Paralympic Games medallist in athletics

Students at l'Ecole secondaire Joseph Charbonneau


Monday march 9, 2015



École secondaire Joseph Charbonneau

8200 Rousselot, Joseph Charbonneau's pool entrance

Montréal, QC    H2E 1Z6


SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: Camille Asselin, camille@malallier.com, O. (514) 507-6299, C. (450) 602-4002; Marie-Annick L'Allier, ma@malallier.com, O. (514) 507-6299, C. (514) 983-8236


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