PARALYMPIAN SEARCH to visit Montreal on April 29 to discover future generation of potential Paralympic athletes

April 20, 2017

Canadian Paralympic Committee - MONTREAL, April 19, 2017 - The PARALYMPIAN SEARCH will visit the hometown of some of the country's most successful Paralympic athletes on Saturday April 29 at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard in Montreal, within the framework of the Défi sportif AlterGo, looking to discover future participants in Para sport.

PARALYMPIAN SEARCH is an exciting program designed to identify future potential Paralympic athletes. It is a one-day event offering people with a disability the chance to test their abilities and discover which Paralympic sports they are best suited for. The event also welcomes current or former athletes from all levels aiming to transfer into a new Paralympic sport, or discover another sport that can complement their main discipline.

The event is open to people with a physical disability or a visual impairment, aged 14 to 35. 

Registration is free and can be done at paralympic.ca/paralympian-search

Participants will have the chance to meet Quebec athlete Cindy Ouellet, a world champion and three-time Paralympian in wheelchair basketball.

WHERE: Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, 1000 Ave. Émile-Journault, Montreal, H2M 2E7

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

REGISTER: paralympic.ca/paralympian-search

The Montreal Paralympian Search is held in collaboration with Défi sportif AlterGo, l'Institut national du sport du Québec and many national and provincial sport organizations.

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Vanessa Bourdeau

Communications Officer - Media Relations

Défi sportif AlterGo

Phone: 514-923-2619

Email: vanessa@altergo.ca

 

Alison Korn

Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications

Canadian Paralympic Committee

Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927

akorn@paralympic.ca