February 26, 2013
(Ottawa, ON) Schools and communities across the country continue to welcome some of the country's top athletes with a disability - including several multiple Paralympic Games medallists - as part of Canadian Paralympic Schools Week 2013, presented in partnership with Petro-Canada.
Spreading the message of "Get Involved," athletes are delivering inspiring and motivational presentations to students from Victoria, British Columbia, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and up to Iqaluit, Nunavut.
Photos from Paralympic Schools Week can be seen on the Canadian Paralympic Committee [Facebook page].
Participating Schools - Paralympic Schools Week 2013School/Location/Athlete/Sport/Date/TimeGlenbow Elementary School (Cochrane, AB), Jaye Milley (para-cycling), Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.
David Cameron Elementary School (Victoria, BC), Richard Peter (wheelchair basketball), Feb. 28, 1:00 p.m.
IWK Compass Program (Halifax, NS), Adam Lancia (wheelchair basketball), March 1, 10:00 a.m.
Vincent Massey Public School (Ottawa, ON), Jason Dunkerley (athletics), March 1, 8:30 a.m.
Parkinson Centennial Public School (Orangeville, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair basketball), March 1, 11:15 a.m.
W.H. Day Elementary School (Bradford, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair basketball), March 1, 1:40 p.m.
Willow Landing Elementary School (Barrie, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair basketball), March 6, 11:00 a.m.
Kempenfelt Bay School (Barrie, ON), Tyler Miller (wheelchair basketball), March 6, 2:15 p.m.
O'Connell Drive Elementary School (Porters Lake, NS), Adam Lancia (wheelchair basketball) March 8, 12:00 p.m.
Upcoming presentations (athletes, dates and times to be confirmed):St. Paul Catholic School (Toronto, ON)Forest Glen School (Moncton, NB)École Soeur-Saint-Alexandre (Lamèque, NB)École communautaire l'Escale des jeunes (Bas-Caraquet, NB)Keswick Ridge School (Keswick Ridge, NB)École Communautaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (Caraquet, NB)Centre scolaire communautaire La fontaine (Neguac, NB)Polyvalente Marie-Esther (Shippagan, NB)École Léandre LeGresley (Grande-Anse, NB)
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 46 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 Paralympic athletes 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.
[Ask Team Canada - Adam Lancia]
[Ask Team Canada - Richard Peter]