Video B-Roll available via CNW - "Snow Leopard", Ghana's skiing sensation, connects with Canadians in Canada before 2010 Winter Games

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Before Kwame Nkrumah-Acheamphong, aka the "Snow
Leopard from Ghana" steals the show at the 2010 Winter Games as the sole
member of the Ghanaian Olympic team, he was Connecting with Canadians in
Whistler and Quebec last week as he enjoyed a variety of Canada's
extraordinary tourism experiences.
    Hosted in Canada by the Canadian Tourism Commission and its tourism
partners, Kwame and his family had a chance to meet locals, have adventures
and make memories before his eventual return in February when he will vie for
his place in Olympic history. Kwame began his remarkable uphill climb to
skiing success while working at an indoor ski dome in the UK where he became
hooked on the downhill. After a few years of training and competing in world
cup slalom and giant slalom events, Kwame is preparing for his first Olympic
competition in Canada.
    Video package includes interviews with Kwame discussing his dream to
represent Ghana at the 2010 Winter Games and thoughts on Canada, as well as
footage of Kwame and his family enjoying spectacular Canadian experiences
including summer glacier skiing, zip trekking, alpine gondola ride, jet boat
ride through river rapids, horse drawn carriage ride and family fun in
Whistler, BC and Montreal, Mont Tremblant and Québec City, QC. In addition,
the package includes footage of Kwame on a tour of the Dave Murray downhill,
the venue where he will compete in the 2010 Winter Games.

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    DATE OF POSTING: August 6th, 2009

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    Jitka Licenik
    Corporate Communications Advisor
    Canadian Tourism Commission
    Tel 604 638-2482

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