Media Advisory/Photo opportunity: Team Canada Chef de Mission to be announced for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

September 3, 2014

MONTREAL, Que., Sept. 3, 2014 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee will announce the individual selected to the role of Chef de Mission for Team Canada for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at a media event on Monday, Sept. 8 in Montreal – marking exactly two years to go until the start of Paralympic competition in Rio.

  • WHAT:  Announcement of Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, followed by interview and photo opportunities.
  • WHEN: 10:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Sept. 8.
  • WHERE:  Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard, 1000, avenue Émile-Journault, Montréal (Québec) H2M 2E7
  • WHO: Team Canada Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and Gaétan Tardif, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Chef de Mission will be available for interviews and photos on Sept. 8 and 9. To arrange, please contact Marie-Annick L'Allier:, Phone: 514 507-6299 / Cell: 514 983.8236.

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games run September 7 to 18, 2016 and will feature 4,350 athletes from 176 countries competing in 23 sports, including two new sports of para-canoe and para-triathlon. It will be the first Paralympic Games in South America. Team Canada is expected to send a team of approximately 150 athletes.

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


For more information, please contact:

Marie-Annick L’Allier
Marie-Annick L’Allier Relations publiques
Phone: 514 507-6299
Cell: 514 983.8236

Alison Korn
Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243
Cell: 613-298-4927

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

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