/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Rio 2016 Paralympic Games hopefuls to participate in Media Summit/

NOTE: Media registration deadline is Dec. 1.

OTTAWA, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - A diverse group of medal potential athletes training for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will gather in Toronto for a Media Summit hosted by the Canadian Paralympic Committee on Wednesday, December 9, at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

The full-day event will provide an excellent opportunity for Canadian media to meet, photograph, interview and capture content of numerous athletes preparing for Rio.

Pre-booked one-on-one interview opportunities will be available, along with video and photo opportunities of athletes training and showcasing their sports.

The roster of participating athletes in the Media Summit is currently being finalized and will be communicated to registered media.

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games hopeful athletes available to media
*Photo and interview opportunities*

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mattamy Athletic Centre
50 Carlton St. Toronto, Ont. M5B 1J2

Media who are interested in attending are asked to register online by Dec. 1 at the following link: http://bit.ly/paralympicmediasummit

Please note that individual space will be limited. It is recommended media register early.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca

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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: please contact: Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243, Cell: 613-298-4927, akorn@paralympic.ca; Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224, Cell: 613-725-4339, mrichard@paralympic.ca


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