Athletes set to inspire students and build excitement for Sochi during Paralympic School Week 2014

OTTAWA, Feb. 2014 / CNW / - It is with great pride and enthusiasm that schools and communities across the country will welcome some of the best athletes who have […]

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OTTAWA, Feb. 2014 / CNW / - It is with great pride and enthusiasm that schools and communities across the country will welcome some of the best athletes with a disability as guest speakers - many of whom are multiple Paralympic Games medalists - in the part of Paralympic School Week 2014 presented in partnership with Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy company.

Paralympic School Week will take place during the 12 days between the Olympic Games and the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, from February 24 to March 7. Twenty-five schools have been selected to host athlete speakers at no cost to the school.

For more information on Paralympic School Week 2014, including an exciting new fundraising project - spearheaded by a donation of 20,000$ matching funds raised from Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy company - please visit www.paralympic.ca/school weeks

 

Participating Schools - Paralympic School Week 2014

  • Coast Meridian Elementary School (Surrey, BC)
    Athletes: Sarah Hunter (wheelchair tennis)
  • Free2BMe - The Steadward Center (Edmonton, Alta.)
    Athletes: Viviane Forest (goalball, para-alpine skiing), Carrie Anton (goalball)
  • Mitford School (Cochrane, Alta.)
    Athlete: Jaye Milley (para-cycling)
  • WS Hawrylak School (Regina, Sask.)
    Athlete: Amy Alsop (goalball)
  • RHG Bonnycastle School (Winnipeg, Man.)
    Athlete: Jared Funk (wheelchair rugby)
  • General Vanier School (Winnipeg, Man.)
    Athlete: Jared Funk (wheelchair rugby)
  • Preston High School (Cambridge, Ont.)
    Athletes: Paul Rosen (sledge hockey) & Shayne Smith (sledge hockey)
  • Stanley Park Sr. Public School (Kitchener, Ont.)
    Athlete: Tyler Miller (wheelchair basketball)
  • Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School (Ottawa, Ont.)
    Athlete: Patrice Dagenais (wheelchair rugby)
  • Roberta Bondar Public School (Ottawa, Ont.)
    Athlete: Patrice Dagenais (wheelchair rugby)
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School (Toronto, Ont.)
    Athlete: Stephanie Dixon (para-swimming)
  • Bloorview School Authority (Toronto, Ont.)
    Athletes: Paul Rosen (sledge hockey) & Shayne Smith (sledge hockey)
  • Sloane St. Public School (Toronto, Ont.)
    Athlete: Stephanie Dixon (para-swimming)
  • Innalik School (Inukjuak, Que.)
    Athlete: Brian Hill (para-swimming)
  • Action Center (LaSalle, Que)
    Athlete: David Eng (wheelchair basketball)
  • Victor-Doré School (Montreal, Que.)
    Athlete: Benoît Huot (para-swimming)
  • René St-Pierre School (Montreal, Que.)
    Athlete: Benoît Huot (para-swimming)
  • Liverpool St. School (Fredericton, NB)
    Athlete: Dave Durepos (wheelchair basketball)
  • Harvey High School (Harvey Station, NB)
    Athlete: Dave Durepos (wheelchair basketball)
  • Summerhill Elementary School (Oromocto, NB)
    Athlete: Dave Durepos (wheelchair basketball)
  • Astral Drive Elementary School (Dartmouth, NS)
    Athletes: Jamey Jewels (wheelchair basketball) & Adam Lancia (wheelchair basketball)
  • Aspotogan Consolidated (Hubbards, NS)
    Athletes: Jamey Jewels (wheelchair basketball) & Adam Lancia (wheelchair basketball)
  • Leary's Brook Jr. High School (St. John's, NL)
    Athlete: Katarina Roxon (para-swimming)
  • Glenbow School (Cochrane, Alta.)
    Athlete: Jaye Milley (para-cycling)
  • Jeanne LeBer School (Montreal, Que.)
    Athlete: Benoît Huot (para-swimming)

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a private, not-for-profit organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic movement. The vision of the Canadian Paralympic Committee is to be the best Paralympic country in the world. 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 athletes with a high performance disability and promoting their successes, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through the programs offered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca/school weeks

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

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