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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - It is with great pride and enthusiasm that schools and communities across the country will welcome some of the country's top athletes with a disability as guest speakers - many of them multiple Paralympic Games medallists - as part of Paralympic Schools Week 2014, presented in partnership with Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy Business.
Paralympic Schools Week takes place during the 12 days between the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, February 24 to March 7. Twenty-five schools have been selected to receive Paralympic athlete speakers, at no cost to the school.
For more information on Paralympic Schools Week 2014, including an exciting new fundraising initiative - spearheaded by a $20,000 donation in matching funds by Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy Business - please visit www.pararalympic.ca/schoolsweek.
Media are invited to attend the athlete presentations, to take photos and to conduct interviews with students, staff and visiting athletes. Please RSVP by contacting the school directly.
Participating Schools - Paralympic Schools Week 2014
Additional Schools Currently Being Confirmed
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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