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le September 7, 2008

Grand'Maison earns Canada's first gold medal at the Paralympic Games


Her team-mate Kirby Cote (Winnipeg, MB) was second in 1:06.62 and Chelsey Gotell (Antigonish, NS) was third in 1:06.93.

“I’m speechless, and so happy. This is a
dream come true for me,” said Grand’Maison. “Every single morning, I
have thought about this moment and it has finally come true.”

She added that sh...

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le September 6, 2008

Canadian cyclists, swimmers get first crack at Paralympic medals in Beijing


Team Canada consists of 143 athletes competing in 17 of the 20 sports at the Paralympic Games.

“Every Canadian athlete here in Beijing has earned the right to
represent Canada. I can’t wait to see them perform at the Paralympic
Games,” said Canadian team chef de mission Debbie Low. “The competition
begins in ...

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le September 4, 2008

Canadian Paralympic Committee names Donovan Tildesley Canada's 2008 flag bearer


Tildesley will lead the Canadian Paralympic team of 143 athletes
into the Beijing National Stadium, nicknamed the Bird’s Nest, for the
2008 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony on September 6.

“I had no idea this was coming. When my name was announced it was
like an electric shock shooting through my body, I cou...

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le August 27, 2008

Wanted: Junior sports reporters to write about the Beijing Paralympic Games


The writers of the top three entries will get to meet and interview
a Paralympic athlete who competed in Beijing. The Paralympian will also
speak to the class or school of the winning reporter about his/her
experiences in Beijing.

The winning articles will be posted on the website of the CPC’s
online sc...

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le August 26, 2008

Unsung heroes selected as Paralympic torch bearers


They will participate in the 2008 Paralympic Games Torch Relay on September 5 or 6 in Beijing along with six other Canadians.

The Canadians have been invited to participate in the torch relay by
the Beijing Organizing Committee for the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), which
is covering travel, accommodation and meals for the...

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