Paralympic gold medallist to lay wreath at Ottawa Rememberance Day Ceremony

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November 8, 2013, OTTAWA (ISN) – November 8, 2013- On Monday November 11, 2013, Paralympic gold medallist and local Sochi hopeful Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.) will participate in Ottawa’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

Dorion, a member of Canada’s National Sledge Hockey Team, will lay a wreath to honor Canada’s war veterans on behalf of Canadian Paralympic athletes.

Dorion and the team won a gold medal at the 2006 Paralympic Games in Torino, Italy. This year, they won gold at the the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Sledge Hockey World Championship in Goyang, Korea in April, as well as gold at the Four Nations Tournament in Sochi, Russia in September.

Media are invited to attend for photo and interview opportunities.

WHEN:

Monday November 11, 2013

11:00 a.m. Official Ceremony

12:00 p.m. Public Wreath Laying

WHERE:

National War Memorial

12 Wellington St. (Elgin St. & Wellington St.)

WHO:

Marc Dorion, Paralympic gold medallist, sledge hockey

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to be the world’s leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca 

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