June 28, 2013, Ottawa, ON (ISN) – Canada Day 2013 promises to be exciting for the Canadian Paralympic Committee as four Ottawa-area athletes, all training in hopes of being selected for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, will take part in the live Canada Day Noon Show on Parliament Hill.
WHO: Paralympic Sochi hopeful athletes
– Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.), sledge hockey, Torino 2006 Paralympic gold medallist, Vancouver 2010 Paralympian, 2013 world championship gold medallist
– Margarita Gorbounova (Ottawa, Ont., born in St. Petersburg, Russia), para-Nordic skiing, Vancouver 2010 Paralympian
– Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.), sledge hockey, Hockey Canada’s National Sledge Development team member, plays for the Ottawa Sledgehammer club team
– John Leslie (Arnprior, Ont.), para-snowboard, National Para-Snowboard Team member
The Noon Show is a presentation of the Department of Canadian Heritage. It will be broadcast live on CBC, CBC News Network, Radio-Canada, RDI and CPAC, and rebroadcast on their websites. [English broadcast begins at 11:30, French broadcast begins at 12:00.]
Measha Brueggergosman will host the show, with a special performance by Commander Chris Hadfield, several musicians and guest appearances.
WHEN and WHERE:
Monday, July 1, 2013, 12:00, on Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
Taking part in the Canada Day Noon Show is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Paralympic athletes and sports to a vast audience in Canada, to inspire more Canadians to get involved in parasport, and to encourage sports fans to follow Team Canada as they prepare for Sochi!