TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Some of the best and brightest stars of the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team and the broader Canadian Paralympic movement will be in Toronto this Friday for the 2014 Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards ceremony.
The Paralympic Sport Awards celebrate top athletes, recognizing their achievements from the most recent Paralympic Games, in addition to honouring and recognizing the contribution of coaches.
The Canadian Paralympic Team had an outstanding performance in Sochi, placing third in the gold medal count with 16 medals – seven gold, two silver and seven bronze.
Media are invited to interview the 2014 Paralympic Sport Awards recipients and to capture photo and video during the awards ceremony luncheon and immediately afterward.
2014 Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards ceremony
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z4
- Gaétan Tardif, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
- Karen O'Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee
- Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)
- Elisabeth Walker-Young, Team Canada Chef de Mission for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, Sport Awards ceremony co-emcee
- Josh Dueck, Sochi 2014 gold and silver medallist in para-alpine skiing and Closing Ceremony flag bearer, Sport Awards ceremony co-emcee
- Paralympic Sport Awards recipients for 2014: Best Games Debut, Best Team Performance, Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete, Para-Development Coach, Tim Frick Paralympic Coach Excellence
MEDIA CONTACT: Media requesting interviews are asked to contact Alison Korn at [email protected] / Cell: 613-298-4927
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
SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
For further information: For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243, Cell: 613-298-4927, [email protected]; Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224, Cell: 613-725-4339, [email protected]