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Canadian Paralympic Committee – EDMONTON – (July 6, 2016) On Friday, July 8, Volleyball Canada will host media availability at an open practice with the Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team headed to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The 12 players and head coach Nicole Ban will make history in Rio as the first Canadian team to compete in sitting volleyball at a Paralympic Games. Women’s sitting volleyball has been contested at the Paralympic Games since 2004. The Canadians qualified for Rio by winning a bronze medal at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.
Media interviews will be preceded by an open training session during which media will be able to take photos and b-roll.
Media contact onsite: Ian Halliday of Volleyball Canada: 403-880-9845.
Friday July 8
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Saville Community Sports Centre, Court 7A
University of Alberta
11610-65th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Sitting volleyball players nominated for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Nicole Ban, Head Coach, Women’s National Sitting Volleyballl Team, Volleyball Canada
Ian Halliday, High Performance Director-Sitting Volleyball, Volleyball Canada
Jackie Skender
Volleyball Canada
Phone: 613.794.7676
Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel : 613-569-4333 x243 / Cell : 613-298-4927