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Apr 21, 2010, 17:45 ET Olympic Games Heroes Honoured in Gala Special, April 24 on CTV

Olympic Games Heroes Honoured in Gala Special CANADIAN OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME - CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE 2010, April 24 on CTV - Also to air on RDS, /A\ and Star! - - ...


Apr 21, 2010, 14:03 ET Media Advisory - 2010 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Available in
Montreal

Over 150 athletes arrive for Friday's parade and Hall of Fame festivities MONTREAL, April 21 /CNW/ - Members of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams will be available for media interviews upon...


Apr 20, 2010, 11:20 ET Downtown Montreal Hosts Parade of Olympic and Paralympic Athletes - This
Friday at 11:30 a.m. - Montrealers are invited to come and celebrate
excellence!

MONTREAL, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great enthusiasm that the mayor of Montreal, Gérald Tremblay, and the president-elect of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Marcel Aubut, invite all...


Apr 13, 2010, 17:26 ET Canadian Shopping Centres raise over $85,000

All Proceeds To Benefit Canada's Paralympic Winter Athletes CALGARY, April 13 /CNW/ - North Hill Centre and Bentall LP announced today that their national Hands Up Canada campaign was a huge success. ...


Mar 22, 2010, 19:54 ET Canada concludes most successful Paralympic Winter Games

Goal of Top 3 in gold medal count reached, record 19 medals total WHISTLER, BC, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ - On home soil, Canada enjoyed its most successful Paralympic Winter Games in history. With...


Mar 22, 2010, 16:45 ET Bell network helps deliver a golden Paralympic Games

Two-way radio network supported thousands of Games staff across Vancouver and Whistler Support for record broadcast TV coverage, including record High Definition coverage VANCOUVER, March 22 /CNW...


Mar 22, 2010, 14:30 ET Pfizer Canada will keep its Paralympic torch burning bright till 2017

Nation's pharmaceutical leader renews partnership with Canadian Paralympic Team WHISTLER, BC, March 22 /CNW/ - Less than an hour after the Paralympic torch was extinguished in Whistler Medal Plaza,...


Mar 21, 2010, 21:48 ET Woolstencroft named flag bearer for Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic
Winter Games closing ceremonies

WHISTLER, BC, March 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced Sunday that para-alpine skier Lauren Woolstencroft (North Vancouver) has been selected as flag bearer for...


Mar 21, 2010, 15:22 ET Final IPC/VANOC news conference today (March 21) on the 2010 Paralympic
Winter Games and VANOC wrap-up press conference on the 2010 Winter Games,
Whistler

WHISTLER, BC, March 21 /CNW/ - Today the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will host a news...


Mar 20, 2010, 22:49 ET Event Advisory - Photo Opportunity - Team Canada flag bearer announcement for
closing ceremonies of 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games

Final media availability for Team Canada WHISTLER, BC, March 20 /CNW Telbec/ - When: Sunday, March 21 at 17:00 PT What: Media Conference to announce the flag bearer for Team...


Mar 20, 2010, 22:31 ET Woolstencroft becomes first female to win five gold at a Winter Paralympics

WHISTLER, BC, March 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Lauren Woolstencroft (North Vancouver) has become the most decorated female athlete in a single Winter Paralympic Games. She won the super combined by more than...


Mar 20, 2010, 21:09 ET Canadian Women Narrowly Miss Podium in Cross-Country Skiing Relay at 2010
Paralympic Winter Games

WHISTLER, BC, March 20 /CNW Telbec/ - A trio of Canadian women came up a hair short in their quest for the podium after finishing fourth in a cross-country skiing relay race at the 2010 Paralympic...


Mar 20, 2010, 16:19 ET Media Advisory - Final IPC/VANOC news conference on the 2010 Paralympic
Winter Games and VANOC wrap-up press conference on the 2010 Winter Games;
March 21, Whistler

WHISTLER, BC, March 20 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will host a news conference ...


Mar 20, 2010, 15:57 ET Canada's Bourgonje recipient of Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award

VANCOUVER, March 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Colette Bourgonje of Saskatoon will receive the prestigious Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award at the Closing Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games,...


Mar 19, 2010, 15:25 ET Medical status update for para-alpine skier Andrea Dziewior

WHISTLER, BC, March 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Para-alpine skier Andrea Dziewior (Nanaimo, BC), who crashed after completing her downhill race on Thursday, will not compete in the remaining skiing...


Mar 19, 2010, 14:00 ET With Glowing Hearts: Paralympic Closing Ceremony a community celebration
paying tribute to sport, perseverance and triumph

WHISTLER, BC, March 19 /CNW/ - As the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games come to a close, marking the end of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the host mountain community of Whistler...


Mar 19, 2010, 01:31 ET Free admission to Paralympic wheelchair curling tie-breaker match between
Italy and Sweden on Friday, March 19

VANCOUVER, March 18 /CNW/ - Fans are invited to attend tomorrow's 2:30 pm PT wheelchair curling tie breaker match between Italy and Sweden at no charge. The make-or-break game on Friday became...


Mar 18, 2010, 21:14 ET A golden day for Canada at the Paralympics

Woolstencroft wins third gold, McKeever earns second WHISTLER, BC, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Lauren Woolstencroft continues to dominate at Whistler Creekside. The 28-year-old picked up her third gold...


Mar 18, 2010, 20:30 ET Vancouver 2010 Paralympic alpine event schedule revised due to forecasted
weather; Sunday March 21 competitions added to Friday/Saturday schedule with
new earlier start times of 10 a.m.

Sunday tickets purchased through Vancouver2010 to be refunded WHISTLER, BC, March 18 /CNW/ - Given forecasted weather for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games for Sunday March 21, Vancouver 2010...


Mar 18, 2010, 19:42 ET Media Advisory - "With Glowing Hearts" Producer's Overview on Closing
Ceremony Friday, March 19

WHISTLER, BC, March 18 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will provide an opportunity for media to participate in an on-the-record...


Mar 18, 2010, 19:33 ET Medical Update on Para-Alpine skier Andrea Dziewior

WHISTLER, BC, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Para-alpine skiier Andrea Dziewior (Nanaimo, BC) crashed after completing her downhill race at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Whistler on Thursday. She was...


Mar 18, 2010, 18:45 ET Royal Canadian Mint launches ice sledge hockey coin during Vancouver 2010
Paralympic Winter Games

25-cent coin completes Mint's Vancouver 2010 circulation coin program VANCOUVER, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Royal Canadian Mint issued the final coin in its Vancouver 2010 circulation coin...


Mar 18, 2010, 10:48 ET North Hill Centre celebrates the Paralympics

CALGARY, March 18 /CNW/ - The Olympics aren't quite over yet! The 2010 Paralympic Winter Games take place from March 12 to 21, and North Hill Centre is gearing up for a celebration to raise awareness ...


Mar 18, 2010, 05:59 ET M&M Meat Shops Supports Canada's Paralympic Athletes and Their Quest for
Gold!

$150,000 donation made to the Canadian Paralympic Committee through the sale of Too Tall Strawberry Shortcake. How sweet it is! TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - M&M Meat Shops is thrilled to announce its...


Mar 17, 2010, 22:19 ET Event Advisory - Photo Opportunity - Double gold for Woolstencroft
Paralympics

WHISTLER, BC, March 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Lauren Woolstencroft (North Vancouver) has done it again at the Paralympic Winter Games. The 28-year-old captured gold in the women's giant slalom, standing...