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November 24, 2009 12:20 ET

The Weather Network and MeteoMedia Provide Supportive Boost for Para-Alpine Olympic Hopeful

Viviane Forest is competing in current racing season in preparation for 2010 Paralympic Games

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2009) - The Weather Network and MeteoMedia, Canada's leading weather and weather-related providers are proud to announce their continued sponsorship of Viviane Forest, Canadian Para-alpine skier and Paralympic hopeful.

The Weather Network and MeteoMedia's commitment of financial support will help Viviane as she competes during the current racing season which leads up to the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

"We are excited to join Viviane Forest and support her dreams for the second year in a row" says Pierre Morrissette, Chairman and CEO of The Weather Network and MeteoMedia. "Her commitment to succeed is an inspiration to us all and clearly shows that with hard work and determination, anything is possible."

With only 4 per cent vision, Viviane will be competing with her guide Lindsay Debou, and is a major contender to bring home medals for Canada. Viviane joined team Canada in 2008, and this past year has garnered many medals including gold in Super-Combined at the 2009 World IPC Championships-High 1 in Korea, as well as four other silver medals. Additionally, in the 2009 World Cup Finals in Whistler, she took home two gold and two silver medals.

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Contact Information

  • The Weather Network
    Deanna Langton
    Public Relations Coordinator
    905.829.1159, ext. 1358
    dlangton@pelmorex.com