TEAM CANADA TO ANNOUNCE OPENING CEREMONY FLAG BEARER FOR SOCHI 2014 PARALYMPIC GAMES

March 4, 2014

Sochi, Russia, March 4, 2014 – Team Canada will announce the flag bearer for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games on Wednesday March 5, at 11 a.m. local time at the Main Press Centre in Sochi.

The press conference will be immediately followed by media interview opportunities in Sochi with the newly-named flag bearer, Team Canada Chef de Mission Ozzie Sawicki, and Canadian Paralympic Committee Executive Director of Sport Catherine Gosselin-Després.

In addition, a phone conference call is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. EST / 9:30 p.m. Sochi time.

Toronto: 416-695-7806 / North America: 888-789-9572 / International: 800-4222-8835

Participant pass code: 1757152

WHO:

  • Team Canada Opening Ceremony Flag Bearer, Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team
  • Ozzie Sawicki, Chef de Mission, Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team
  • Catherine Gosselin-Després, Executive Director of Sport, Canadian Paralympic Committee

WHAT:

  • Announcement of Team Canada’s Opening Ceremony flag bearer for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

WHEN & WHERE:

  • 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Main Press Centre, Chekov Room

Canada has a total of 54 athletes competing in all sports at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, from March 7 to 16. The full team list and media guide are available at www.paralympic.ca/team-canada 

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 www.paralympic.ca

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For more information, please contact:

Alison Korn
Press Chief and para-snowboard media attaché
SOCHI Cell: 011-7-938-454-3162
akorn@paralympic.ca

Martin Richard
Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
SOCHI cell: 011-7-938-454-3179
mrichard@paralympic.ca

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