Department of National Defence



Department of National Defence

March 01, 2013 16:51 ET

Media Advisory : Ill and Injured Soldiers Gather in Whistler, British Columbia, to Experience Winter Paralympic Sports

WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2013) - Media are invited to attend the sledge hockey preliminaries of the inaugural Allied Winter Camp, hosted by the Canadian Armed Forces' Soldier On Program, in partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee, in Whistler, British Columbia, on Monday, March 4, 2013.

The Allied Winter Camp, taking place from February 27 until March 8, provides an opportunity for 40 ill and injured military members from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States to acquire new skills in para-alpine skiing, para-snowboarding, para-Nordic skiing, sledge hockey, para-biathlon and wheelchair curling, with a Paralympic Games-type finale to close out the 10-day event.

Where: Meadow Park Arena, 8625 Hwy 99, Whistler, B.C.
Date: Monday, March 4, 2013
Time: 12 p.m.

NOTE TO EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:

Media are asked to be at the front entrance of the Meadow Park Arena no later than 11:45 a.m.

Members of the media wishing to attend this event or request interviews during the Allied Winter Camp are asked to contact Captain Rae Joseph, Soldier On Allied Winter Camp Public Affairs Officer, at 613-449-5190 or by email at raelynn.joseph@forces.gc.ca.

For more general information on the Soldier On Program, please visit www.SoldierOn.ca or contact Captain Paul Finnemore at 613-996-4620 or by email at Paul.Finnemore@forces.gc.ca.

For more information about the Canadian Paralympic Committee, please contact Alison Korn, the Canadian Paralympic Committee Media Relations and Communications Manager, at 613-569-4333 x 243 or by email at akorn@paralympic.ca.

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