LAVAL, QC, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ - About one hundred members of The War
Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program will attend today various information
sessions at the CHAMP Seminar. One of the highlights will be a session
featuring the latest technologies on prosthetics.
When? Today, April 28, 2007
Where? Sheraton Laval Hotel
2440 Laurentides Highway 15
Tel.: 450 687-2440
The media are invited to attend the following sessions:
8:50 AM to 10:00 AM PLAY AND LEARN (Chomedey Room)
Champs under 5 gather to take part in various
activities using their artificial limbs. They
recognize, often for the first time, the
similarities between their own amputation and
another child amputee.
8:50 AM to 11:15 AM PLAYSAFE (Giusesppe-Saputo Room)
Champs will learn how to become a War Amps "Safety
Ambassador." These ambassadors give PLAYSAFE
presentations, participate in parades and take
1:30 PM to 3:40 PM JUMPSTART (Rosemère-Terrebonne Room)
This session was created to address the specific
needs of multiple amputee children (Super Champs).
Maxime Pelletier, a CHAMP Graduate, will discuss
several topics including the road to independence,
learning to drive, and travelling. He will also
explain how computers can considerably increase
their chances of success and will share a few
computer tips. Super Champs will also have the
opportunity to demonstrate their artificial limbs
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM AMPUTEES IN ACTION (Laval 3 Room)
Champs learn about new technologies on prosthetics
and demonstrate artificial limbs and devices.
2:45 PM to 4:30 PM ARTIFICIAL LIMBS (Laval 3 Room)
Champs will attend a session on the latest
developments in artificial limbs. They will learn
about the various components such as ankles,
electric wrists and moveable elbows.
2:45 PM to 4:30 PM OPERATION LEGACY (Auteuil-Vimont Room)
Through Operation Legacy, older members of CHAMP
help pass along the NEVER AGAIN! message from war
amputee veterans to future generations. This
session conducted by CHAMP Graduates Marc-Antoine
Parent and Annelise Petlock will provide an
overview of this important program, including an
update on the many activities that Operation Legacy
members have been involved in.
For further information:
For further information: Bénédicte Bertrand, Director, Communications
Department, Cellphone: (514) 943-0988 (to reach a staff member during the