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le September 4, 2008

Canadian Paralympic Committee names Donovan Tildesley Canada's 2008 flag bearer


Tildesley will lead the Canadian Paralympic team of 143 athletes
into the Beijing National Stadium, nicknamed the Bird’s Nest, for the
2008 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony on September 6.

“I had no idea this was coming. When my name was announced it was
like an electric shock shooting through my body, I cou...

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le August 27, 2008

Wanted: Junior sports reporters to write about the Beijing Paralympic Games


The writers of the top three entries will get to meet and interview
a Paralympic athlete who competed in Beijing. The Paralympian will also
speak to the class or school of the winning reporter about his/her
experiences in Beijing.

The winning articles will be posted on the website of the CPC’s
online sc...

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le August 26, 2008

Unsung heroes selected as Paralympic torch bearers


They will participate in the 2008 Paralympic Games Torch Relay on September 5 or 6 in Beijing along with six other Canadians.

The Canadians have been invited to participate in the torch relay by
the Beijing Organizing Committee for the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), which
is covering travel, accommodation and meals for the...

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le August 25, 2008

Top three athletes in running for Canadian flag bearer for Beijing Paralympic Games named


“It’s a great honour to be in the top three as a potential flag
bearer for Canada. In such great company, I’ll be proud of whoever has
the privilege to represent the team,” said Petitclerc, nominated again
after carrying the flag during the Closing Ceremony at the Athens 2004
Paralympic Games. “The Paralympic ...

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le August 18, 2008

The "Feel the Rush" Quebec Tour stops in Quebec City this Tuesday


The goal of Feel the Rush, a grassroots public awareness campaign
from the Canadian Paralympic Committee that is being delivered in
Quebec with the help of Défi sportif, is to increase the number of
Canadians with a disability who "feel the rush" of confidence and
empowerment that comes with enjoying sport on ...

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