CANADIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE TO MARK 100 DAYS TO SOCHI 2014 PARALYMPIC GAMES

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Brian McKeever headlines announcement on landmark news day for Canadian Paralympic Committee

TORONTO - Ten-time Paralympic medallist Brian McKeever will join the Canadian Paralympic Committee for a celebration and major announcement on November 27, marking 100 days to go until the start of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games will take place from March 7 to 16 and include six sports: para-alpine skiing, para-snowboard, biathlon, para-Nordic skiing, sledge hockey and wheelchair curling.

Para-Nordic skier McKeever is a three-time Paralympian who holds 10 Paralympic medals, including seven gold. McKeever and guide Erik Carleton, now training for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, won two gold medals at the 2013 world championships in Sweden in February.

WHEN: Wednesday November 27, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: 4th floor, Mattamy Athletic Centre (former Maple Leaf Gardens), 50 Carlton St. Toronto
WHO: Brian McKeever, 10-time Paralympic medallist in para-Nordic skiing
Local parasport athletes and Canadian Paralympic athlete alumni
The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)
Karen O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Ozzie Sawicki, Team Canada Chef de Mission, Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
WHAT:
Landmark announcement regarding Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games
Media contact onsite: Alison Korn, Canadian Paralympic Committee: akorn@paralympic.ca / Cell: 613-298-4927

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to be the world’s leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca

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For more information, please contact:

Paul Cartwright
Account Executive
North Strategic
Phone: 647-969-7285
paul.cartwright@northstrategic.com

Alison Korn
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Cell: 613-298-4927
akorn@paralympic.ca

Martin Richard
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224
Cell: 613-725-4339
mrichard@paralympic.ca

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