Canadian Paralympic Committee invites media and public to experience a Parasport Festival in Calgary

November 28, 2013

Come try sports for people with a disability, meet athletes and learn how to get involved!

CALGARY, Nov. 28, 2013 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in celebration of Sports Day in Canada, is thrilled to present a Parasport Festival at Calgary Olympic Park on Sat. Nov. 30.

Everyone is invited to come try out parasports for themselves, including para-alpine skiing, wheelchair rugby, para-Nordic skiing, adapted rowing and para-cycling.

Meet local Paralympic athletes, get autographs and see how they apply their athletic skills to earn medals for Canada! Discover opportunities to get involved in parasport – whether as an athlete, coach, parent or volunteer. All activities are free and open to everyone.


  • A Parasport Festival: Learn more about and try a multitude of parasports!


  • Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Canada Olympic Park, 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary, Alberta


  • Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games hopeful Michelle Salt- para-snowboarding
  • London 2012 Paralympian Jaye Milley – para-cycling

Also: Volunteers, Coaches, Athletes and Administrators from participating sport organizations below.

HOW: Come by or pre-register by contacting: Laura Ferris, CPC Senior Coordinator, Recruitment Programs, by email

For more information, please visit

MEDIA CONTACT ONSITE: Laura Ferris - Cell: 613-298-1195

With thanks to Volunteers, Coaches, Athletes and Administrators from: Foothills Nordic Ski Club, CADS National, CADS Calgary, National Cycling Centre – CSI Calgary, Calgary Inferno Wheelchair Rugby

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:

Laura Ferris
Senior Coordinator, Recruitment Programs
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: (613) 569-4333 x233
Cell phone onsite in Winnipeg: 613-298-1195

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

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