Reminder - Media advisory: Canadian Paralympic Committee to announce the 2008 Canadian Paralympic team in Vancouver July 8th

    VANCOUVER, 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 Shauna Maria Whyte, a 2010 skiing hopeful
    who makes her debut in the summer sport of handcycling, and national
    wheelchair basketball veteran Richard Peter, will speak.

    All other Paralympic athletes present will answer questions from the
    floor, and be available for one-on-one interviews.

    WHEN:  10:00am Tuesday, July 8, 2008

    WHERE: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Gardens (Hall of One Hundred Rivers),
           578 Carrall St., Vancouver, BC Media can enter the Hall through
           the double-door entrance off Carall Street.

    WHO:  Speakers:

            Honourable Sam Sullivan, Mayor, City of Vancouver
            Shauna Maria Whyte, Handcycling (and 2010 hopeful in skiing)
            Richard A. Peter, Wheelchair basketball
            Carla Qualtrough, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
            Debbie Low, Chef de Mission, Canadian Paralympic Team (emcee)

          Other Canadian Paralympic Team members:

            Drew Christensen, Swimming
            Robert Hedges, Wheelchair basketball
            Sarah Hunter, Wheelchair tennis
            Jennifer Krempien, Wheelchair basketball
            Monica Martino, Boccia
            Michelle Stilwell, Athletics
            Donovan Tildesley, Swimming


    The media conference will be webcast. To listen to the webcast, log onto, 15
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 conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Select
    (Hibiscus AB Room), 99 Viger Ouest Av., Montreal, Quebec, H2Z 1E9.

    Event Agenda

    10:00 a.m.   Silk Road music group performance
    10:05 a.m.   Welcome words from Debbie Low
    10:15 a.m.   Words from the Vancouver Mayor, Sam Sullivan
    10:20 a.m.   Words from Canadian Paralympic Committee President,
                 Carla Qualtrough
    10:25 a.m.   Introduction of Canadian Team Members attending
    10:30 a.m.   Words from Richard A. Peter
    10:35 a.m.   Words from Shauna Maria Whyte
    10:40 a.m.   Question period
    10:50 a.m.   Group photo opportunity
    10:55 a.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

For further information:

For further information: Lindsay Thom, Canadian Team Beijing 2008, Media
Attaché, (604) 551-9068 (main media contact); Darren Stolz, Canadian
Paralympic Team Coordinator, (778) 231-7069

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