MONTREAL, July 7 /CNW Telbec/ -
WHAT: The Canadian Paralympic Committee will unveil the Canadian Team
heading to the Beijing Paralympic Games, running September 6-17, 2008, in
China. Paralympic team members Benoit Huot, a swimming world record holder,
and Chantal Petitclerc, one of the world's fastest wheelchair racers, will
All other Paralympic athletes present will answer questions from the
floor, and be available for one-on-one interviews.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Holiday Inn Select (Hibiscus AB Room), 99, Viger Ouest av.,
Montreal, Quebec, H2Z 1E9.
Chantal Petitclerc, Athletics
Benoit Huot, Swimming
Henry Wohler, Past President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Gaetan Tardif, Assistant Chef de Mission,
Canadian Paralympic Team (emcee)
Other Canadian Paralympic Team members:
Mark Beggs, Handcycling
Chantal Benoit, Wheelchair basketball
Valérie Grand'Maison, Swimming
Brian Hill, Swimming
Fabien Lavoie, Wheelchair rugby
Pierre Mainville, Wheelchair fencing
The media conference will be webcast. To listen to the webcast, log onto
minutes before the start of the media conference. Media not in attendance can
email in questions through a button on the webcast page.
A simultaneous media conference will be held at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen
Chinese Gardens, 578 Carrall Street, in Vancouver, BC.
1:00 p.m. Lion Dance performance
1:05 p.m. Welcome words from Gaetan Tardif
1:15 p.m. Words from our special guest
1:20 p.m. Words from Canadian Paralympic Committee Past President, Henry
1:25 p.m. Introduction of Canadian Team Members attending
1:30 p.m. Words from Chantal Petitclerc
1:35 p.m. Words from Benoit Huot
1:40 p.m. Question period
1:50 p.m. Group photo opportunity
1:55 p.m. Individual interviews opportunity
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, charitable,
private organization that is recognized by the International Paralympic
Committee (IPC). The CPC delivers programs that strengthen the Paralympic
Movement in Canada, including sending Canadian teams to the Paralympic Games.
The CPC empowers persons with physical disabilities, through sport, at all
levels. For more information, visit our website at www.paralympic.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Gabrielle Payette, Canadian Paralympic
Committee, (613) 795-5169 (main media contact); Mathieu Laberge, Canadian Team
Beijing 2008 Media Attaché, (514) 825-2815