2014 Celebration of Excellence events announced

June 3, 2014

CALGARY – Today, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced the events that Canadian Paralympic Team members will take part in during the three-day 2014 Celebration of Excellence, honouring Sochi 2014 Olympians, Paralympians and coaches. The festivities will take place in Ottawa, Edmonton, Banff, Red Deer and Calgary June 4 to 6. Media are invited for photos and interview opportunities.


The Sochi 2014 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams will be participating in a Heroes Tour consisting of school, Ronald McDonald House and hospital visits in Ottawa, Edmonton, Banff, Red Deer and Calgary from June 4 to 6.

Please click on the following link for a full list of athletes and visits: http://ow.ly/xxpnc

For a map of school locations, please visit: http://bit.ly/RXi91c


Photo opportunity with Sochi 2014 Olympians and Paralympians arriving at the Ottawa airport

When: 4:15 p.m. EST

Where: Ottawa Airport, 1000 Airport Parkway, Ottawa, ON


Sochi 2014 Olympians and Paralympians to be welcomed and honoured in House of Commons by all Members of Parliament

When: 2:00 p.m. EST

Where: House of Commons, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON

NOTE: Entry is restricted to journalists accredited through the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery. For more information on accreditation, contact Terry Guillon, Chief of the Press Gallery, at 613-992-4511 or terry.guillon@parl.gc.ca


Athletes to help serve pancakes at the Calgary Stampede Community Pancake Breakfast

When: 10:00 a.m. MDT

Where: Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Parade of Champions honoring Sochi 2014 Olympians, Paralympians, Coaches and 2014 Olympic Hall of Fame Inductees

When: 11:30 a.m. MDT

Where: Parade of Champions will start on 8th Avenue at 10th Street and finish at Olympic Plaza on Macleod Trail. Parade route: http://ow.ly/xxrun

Parade Red Carpet Arrivals

As the parade floats arrive in Olympic Plaza, athletes will be available for photos and interview opportunities on the red carpet starting at approx. 12:05 p.m. Media are asked to arrive earlier as space is limited. For media who have not registered, please contact Cherry Ye, cye@olympic.ca

Where: Olympic Plaza, by main stage, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB




Canadian Paralympic Committee Media Office:

Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
Phone: 613-569-4333, ext # 2224 / Cell: 613-725-4339
Email: mrichard@paralympic.ca

Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations
Phone: 613-569-4333, ext # 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927
Email: akorn@paralympic.ca

Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:

Jane Almeida, Senior Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell: 416-540-1788
Email: jalmeida@olympic.ca

Luc Beaudin, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Cell: 514-206-6720
Email: lbeaudin@olympic.ca