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Canadian Paralympic Committee – OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2017 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee will announce the individual selected to the role of Chef de Mission for Team Canada for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games at an ice-level event in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 24 – just over 13 months before the start of competition in PyeongChang.

 
WHAT:                        
Announcement of Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, followed by interview, photo and video opportunitie
*Chance for media to try the sport of sledge hockey
 
WHEN:                        
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
 
WHERE:                      
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, Walkley ice pad
1265 Walkley Rd. Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9
 
WHO:                          
Team Canada Chef de Mission for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games
Karen O’Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Local Paralympians and community parasport athletes
 
The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games are set for March 9 to 18, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Games are expected to attract up to 670 athletes competing in 80 medal events. Five sports are on the Paralympic Winter Games program: wheelchair curling, Para ice hockey, Para alpine skiing, Para snowboard and Para Nordic, which includes cross country and biathlon events.
 
Canada expects to send a full team, with qualification and test events beginning this current winter season.
 
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: Paralympic.ca
 
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For more information, please contact:
 
Alison Korn
Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927
Email: akorn@paralympic.ca