Canadian Para-swimmers to be nominated to Toronto 2015 team

March 17, 2015

Event coincides with ticket launch, CPC media summit

TORONTO, March 17, 2015 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Swimming Canada will announce the athletes and coaches nominated to the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games Team on Monday, March 23 at 8:15 a.m.

Aurelie Rivard - London 2012

The announcement will take place on the pool deck at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, following the Can Am Para-swimming Championships held there over the weekend and just before the CPC media summit opens for the full day. A maximum of 40 swimmers may be nominated.

The Para-swimming team will be the first of 14 Canadian teams to be nominated for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games, which take place Aug. 7 to 15. Canada is expecting to send approximately 250 athletes to the Games and has a goal of finishing in the top three nations in the total medal count.

With tickets going on sale Mar. 23 at 1 p.m., Toronto 2015 mascot PACHI will be onsite with the swimmers to celebrate.

WHAT:                       

Para-swimming team nomination announcement and ticket launch celebration for Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. Interviews, swimming B-roll and photo opportunities will be available immediately following the announcement.

WHEN & WHERE:     

Monday, March 23, 8:15 a.m.
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) – Poolside
875 Morningside Avenue, Toronto, ON M1C 0C7

WHO:                           

  • Team Canada Chef de Mission Elisabeth Walker-Young
  • Para-swimming athletes and coaches nominated to the Canadian Parapan Am Team
  • PACHI, TORONTO 2015 mascot
  • Representatives from Swimming Canada, Canadian Paralympic Committee, TO2015, federal and provincial governments

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Media are invited to visit photos.paralympic.ca, create an account and download high-resolution photos of Canadian Parapan and Paralympic athletes at any time, at no cost.

About Swimming Canada

Swimming Canada is the national governing body for all levels of swimming. The organization promotes and manages swimming programs from entry-level to high performance teams and competitions, including world championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The organization works in conjunction with national partners, provincial branches, and regional clubs to encourage a lifestyle of swimming, fitness and health.

Swimming Canada formed as the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association in 1909, after Canada made its first appearance at the London 1908 Olympic Games.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 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 high performance athletes with a disability 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

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Nathan White
Manager, Communications
Swimming Canada
Phone: 613-260-1348 ext. 2002
Cell: 613-866-7946
nwhite@swimming.ca

Martin Richard
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224
Cell: 613-725-4339
mrichard@paralympic.ca

For more information about the Parapan Ticket Sales launch, please contact: 

Teddy Katz
Director, Media Relations and Chief Spokesperson
TO2015
Tel:416 957 2117
teddy.katz@toronto2015.org

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