Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day ceremonies across Canada

November 7, 2014

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2014 - Some of Canada’s most accomplished athletes will be paying their respects to Canada’s veterans in Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country on Nov. 11 and Nov. 9.

Olympic and Paralympic athletes will formally lay wreaths at the following ceremonies:

November 9:

Montreal West

ATHLETES: Olympians : freestyle skiing, Maxime Dufour-Lapointe (Sochi 2014), Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014), Chloé Dufour-Lapointe (Sochi 2014)
LOCATION: Town Hall Cenotaph 50 Westminster South, Montreal West
TIME: 12:15 p.m. EST

November 11:


ATHLETES: OIympians: Arjan Bhullar, freestyle wrestling (London 2012), Krista Guloein, rowing (London 2012), Jessica Smith, athletics (London 2012), Paralympian: Josh Vander Vies, boccia (London 2012, Athens 2004)
LOCATION: Victory Square Cenotaph, 1055 Canada Pl., West Hastings & Cambie St.
TIME: 10:30 a.m. DST


ATHLETES: Olympians: Jim Fisher, cycling (Sydney 2000), Christina Smith, bobsleigh (Salt Lake City 2002), Catriona Le May Doan, long track speed skating (Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002), Paralympian Jaye Milley, para-cycling (London 2012)
LOCATION: The Military Museums 4520 Crowchild Trail SW
TIME: 10:45 a.m. MST


ATHLETE: Paralympian Jared Funk, wheelchair rugby (London 2012, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008)
LOCATION: RBC Convention Centre 375 York Ave
TIME: 10:45 a.m. CST

Toronto Queen’s Park

ATHLETES: Olympians Stephanie Struthers, swimming (Atlanta 1996), Rachelle Campbell, athletics (Montreal 1976), Paralympian: Joel Dembe, wheelchair tennis (London 2012)
LOCATION: Queen’s Park Veteran's Memorial, front lawn of Legislative Building
TIME: 10:45 a.m. EST

Toronto Old City Hall

ATHLETES: Olympians Rosie Cossar, gymnastics (London 2012), Katrina Cameron, gymnastics (London 2012), Paralympian: Victoria Nolan, para-rowing (London 2012)
LOCATION: 60 Queen St. W NE corner of Queen & Bay
TIME: 10:45 a.m. EST


ATHLETES: Olympian: Meaghan Simister, luge (Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010), Paralympian: Caroline Bisson, para-Nordic skiing (Sochi 2014)
LOCATION: National War Memorial, Wellington St.
TIME: 11:00 a.m. EST

Montreal McGill University

ATHLETES: Olympian Ian Clyde, boxing (Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980), Paralympian David Eng, wheelchair basketball (London 2012, Beijing 2008, Athens 2004)
LOCATION: McGill University Campus Cenotaph
TIME: 10:30 a.m.



Canadian Paralympic Committee Media Office:

Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Communications and Media Relations
Office: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-296-4927

Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Office: 613.569.4333 x.224 / Cell: 613-725-4339

Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
Yvon Long, Senior Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 514-861-5180 / Cell: 514-206-6720
Marc-André Plouffe, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 514-861-5487 / Cell: 416-428-0572