Paralympic medallist and Chef de Mission Todd Nicholson to make presentation at Abilities Centre

April 21, 2017

Canadian Paralympic Committee - WHITBY, Ont. - April 20, 2017 - Todd Nicholson, a three-time Paralympic medallist in Para ice hockey and Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, will make a special presentation to students at the Abilities Centre on Wednesday, April 26 as part of Paralympic Schools Week 2017.

Nicholson will share the story of his journey in sport, as well as look ahead to the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games set for March 9 to 18 in South Korea. Following his talk, Nicholson will join local school children in playing wheelchair basketball and Para ice hockey in the gym.

Nicholson competed at five Paralympic Games between 1994 and 2010, winning gold, silver and bronze medals.Team captain for 15 years, he was named to the Paralympic All-Star Team in 1998 and 2002.

WHAT:                        

Todd Nicholson presentation as part of Paralympic Schools Week 2017, followed by Paralympic sport demo and participation.

*Media are invited to the presentation and to play wheelchair basketball and Para ice hockey

WHEN & WHERE:      

Wednesday, April 26, 2017. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

55 Gordon St, Whitby, ON L1N 0J2

Todd Nicholson presentation: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Para sport participation: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHO:                         

Todd Nicholson, Para ice hockey Paralympian and Team Canada Chef de Mission, PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Leo Plue, Executive Director, Abilities Centre

Representative from the Town of Whitby

Local school children

Local Paralympians

For more information on Paralympic Schools Week, please visit Paralympic.ca/schoolsweek

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: Paralympic.ca

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Heather St. Amand

Director, Communication & Marketing

Abilities Centre

Phone: 905-665-8500 / Cell: 905-809-1350

hstamand@abilitiescentre.org

Alison Korn

Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications

Canadian Paralympic Committee

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

akorn@paralympic.ca