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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Para-snowboarders to be nominated to Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team

BIG WHITE, BC, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canada Snowboard will announce the four athletes and two coaches nominated to the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team.

The announcement will take place at the Awards Ceremony following competition at the 2014 IPC Para Snowboard World Cup at Big White Ski Resort.

Para Snowboard was officially added to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in May 2012 after years of effort on the part of Canada Snowboard and the snowboarding community.

WHAT:  Para-snowboard team nomination announcement. Interviews and photo opportunities will be available immediately following the announcement.
 
WHEN & WHERE:  4:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony, Sunday, January 26, 2014
  Village Centre Mall, Big White Ski Resort
 
WHO  Team Canada Chef de Mission Ozzie Sawicki
  Para-snowboard athletes and coaches nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Team
  Dustin Heise, Director, Sport Development, Canada Snowboard

MEDIA CONTACT ONSITE: Alison Korn, Email: [email protected] / Cell: 613-298-4927

PHOTOGRAPHY: Media are invited to visit photos.paralympic.ca, create an account and download high-resolution photos of Canadian Paralympic athletes at any time, at no cost.

About Canada Snowboard

Canada Snowboard (Canadian Snowboard Federation) is the national governing body for snowboarding in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners like The Canadian Tire Corporation, Under Armour and Mazda Canada, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee; Canada Snowboard is committed to high performance excellence in FIS World Cup, World Championships, World Snowboard Tour and Olympic Winter Games competition. Canada Snowboard also provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long-term athlete development. For more information on the services and programs offered by Canada Snowboard, visit: www.canadasnowboard.ca

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

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

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