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.
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
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.
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,
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 www.paralympic.ca.
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