Ottawa based national team athletes on display at 2013 Boiling Point this Saturday July 6

July 4, 2013

Ottawa - Media are invited to attend the 2013 Boiling Point Track Classic on Saturday July 6 at Terry Fox Athletic Park before Canada's best para-athletics competitors depart for Lyon, France to represent Canada at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championship. 

Boiling Point serves as Team Canada's final tune-up leading into the IPC World Championships and is the final opportunity for Ottawa based media to speak with Team Canada members including Ottawa's own Jason Dunkerley and guide Josh Karanja, Jon Dunkerley and guide Brian Cummings and Curtis Thom. 

When

Saturday July 6 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Where

Terry Fox Athletic Park (next to Mooney's Bay)

Who
  • London 2012 Paralympic medalist Virginia McLachlan
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic medalist Kyle Pettey
  • Ottawa based Jason Dunkerley and guide runner Josh Karanja ; silver and bronze medalists at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, 2013 IPC World Championship team members
  • Ottawa based Jon Dunkerley and guide runner Brian Cummings; 2013 IPC World Championship team members
  • Ottawa based wheelchair racer Curtis Thom; 2013 IPC World Championship team member

Name

Event

Saturday July 6

Note

Jason Dunkerley and guide Josh Karanja

T11 800m

2:35 p.m.

Based in Ottawa / Paralympic medalist

Jon Dunkerley and guide Brian Cummings

T11 800m

2:35 p.m.

Based in Ottawa / World Championship team member

Virginia McLachlan

T35 100m / T35 200m

7:35 p.m. / 8:00 p.m.

Paralympic medalist

Kyle Pettey

T35 Shot Put

6:40 p.m.

Paralympic medalist

Curtis Thom

T54 wheelchair 100m / 200m / 400m / Open Pursuit

7:25 p.m. / 8:25 p.m. / 6:50 p.m. / 8:40 p.m.

Based in Ottawa / World Championship team member

For more information on the 2013 Boiling Point Track Classic including complete schedule of events visit www.boilingpointglobal.com.

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For more information, including interview requests and on-site media inquiries:

Emily Hooper
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications, Athletics Canada
Office - 613 260 5580 x.3332
Mobile - 613 668 6022
ehooper@athletics.ca