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April 21, 2016

Chef de Mission Chantal Petitclerc hails Halifax for Paralympic excellence



(Caption: Halifax, April 21, 2016 - Rio 2016 Chef de Mission Chantal Petitclerc and local Rio 2016 hopeful in para-athletics Pamela LeJean presented a countdown clock to Halifax deputy Mayor Matt Whitman and the Honorable Kevin Murphy, Speaker of the Nova Scotia Legislature, at an event at the Canad...

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April 18, 2016

PARALYMPIAN SEARCH visits Halifax to discover next generation of Canadian Paralympic athletes

Halifax to host Paralympic athlete identification event Saturday, April 23

HALIFAX, April 18, 2016 - The search continues for the next generation of #PARATOUGH athletes ready for the athletic opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to discover a new sport and spark the dream of competing for Canada.

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April 14, 2016

Chef de Mission Chantal Petitclerc continues Canadian Tour in Halifax to promote Paralympic sport on the Road to Rio 2016

Petitclerc to connect with local athletes training for Rio

HALIFAX, April 14, 2016 – Chantal Petitclerc, Canada’s Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, will continue her Canadian Tour on Thursday, April 21 with a stop in Halifax to promote Paralympic sport and local athletes on the road to Rio.

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Aurelie Rivard April 11, 2016

Huot and Rivard lead charge as 22 para-swimmers meet the criteria for nomination to the CPC for Rio


TORONTO – World champion and world record holder Aurelie Rivard and 19-time Paralympic medallist Benoit Huot are among the Swimming Canada nominees for the 2016 Paralympic swim team.

The 22-member lineup will be nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Committee. The team that will compete at the 2016 Par...

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Katerina Roxon April 7, 2016

Canadian records fall at para-swimming trials

(photo credit: Scott Grant/Swimming Canada)

TORONTO –Canada’s para-swimmers are already rewriting the national record book after the first two days of competition at the team trials for the Rio Games being held this week at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

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sledge hockey March 24, 2016

Canada’s sledge hockey team ready for inaugural Pan-Pacific Championships

Canada’s national sledge team will conclude its 2015-16 season at the inaugural IPC Pan-Pacific Championship March 29 to April 2 at HarborCenter, in Buffalo, N.Y.

The Canadians face South Korea, Team Pan-Pacific (a multi-national team led by Japan) and the United States.

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Michelle Salt March 21, 2016

Inside, outside Canadian stars shine in parasport

Whether it was outdoors at the IPC Nordic Skiing or Snowboard World Cups or indoors at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, Canadian athletes produced more medal performances this past week.


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March 18, 2016


OTTAWA (Friday, March 18, 2016) – The Canadian Paralympic Committee congratulates Chantal Petitclerc, Chef de mission for Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, on her appointment to the Canadian Senate.


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Boccia logo March 16, 2016

Boccia Canada Brand Officially Launched

VANCOUVER – March 11, 2016 – The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) launched a new brand aimed at elevating the Paralympic sport of Boccia across the country, creating awareness beyond the current boccia community, and enticing, engaging and inspiring others to become involved with the sport. The Boccia Canada brand launch...

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