New Sport Partnership and New Funding to be Announced

January 5, 2015

TORONTO - On Wednesday January 7, 2015, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Sport Institute Network will be unveiling a substantial new partnership and high performance sport funding.

Media are invited to attend for photo and interview opportunities.

WHO:

  • Marcel Aubut – President, Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Karen O’Neill – Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Ken Bagnell – President, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic
  • Honorable Bal Gosal – Minister of State (Sport)
  • Steve Podborski – Lake Placid 1980 Olympic bronze medallist, two-time Olympian and Sochi 2014 Chef de Mission (skiing)
  • Darcy Marquardt – London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, three-time Olympian (rowing)
  • Christine Girard – London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, two-time Olympian (weightlifting)
  • Brent Hayden – London 2012 bronze medallist, three-time Olympian (swimming)
  • Arjan Bhullar – London 2012 Olympian (wrestling)
  • John Moonlight – Rio 2016 hopeful (rugby sevens)
  • Trevor Hirschfield - London 2012 Paralympic silver medallist, National team captain (wheelchair rugby)
  • Josh Vander Vies - London 2012 Paralympic bronze medallist (doubles - Boccia)

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
10:00 a.m. PST – 11:00 a.m. PST
Media should arrive at 9:30 a.m. to set up.

WHERE:

Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Road
Richmond, BC

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:

Media will be given a guided tour which will include demonstrations of athletes working out and demonstrations of scientific training techniques.

 

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Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:

Yvon Long, Senior Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 514-861-5180 / Cell: 514-206-6720
Email: ylong@olympic.ca

Cherry Ye, Coordinator, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4123 / Cell: 416-427-4341
Email: cye@olympic.ca

Canadian Paralympic Committee Media Office:

Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
Cell: 613-725-4339
Email: mrichard@paralympic.ca

Alison Korn, Sr. Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Tel: 613-569-4333 Ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927
Email: akorn@paralympic.ca