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TALENT, COMMITMENT AND LEADERSHIP CELEBRATED AS SIX INDUCTEES NAMED TO CANADIAN PARALYMPIC HALL OF FAME


OTTAWA, April 15, 2013 – Talent, commitment and leadership are being celebrated today as the Canadian Paralympic Committee announces the selection of six outstanding individuals to the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame.

Athletes Robert Easton, Jennifer Krempien and Tim McIsaac; coach Tim Frick; and builders Janet Dunn and John Howe will be officially introduced at the Canadian Paralympic Committee Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony May 10 in Toronto.

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Paralympics


2012 Paralympic Games – Goalball Final Standings

Men:
1. Finland
2. Brasil
3. Turkey
4. Lithuania
5. Iran
6. China
7. Belgium
8. Algeria
9. Sweden
10. Canada
11. Korea
12. Great Britain

Women:
1. Japan
2. China
3. Sweden
4. Finland
5. Canada
6. Great Britain
7. Brasil
8. USA
9. Australia
10. Denmark
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Paralympics – Goalball Schedule

All of the times listed below are ET.
August 29
Opening Ceremony – 3:30pm

August 30
Men – Canada 2- 4 Belgium

August 31
Men – Canada 2-9 Iran

September 1
Women – Canada 1-2 Sweden
Men – Canada 5-4 Korea

September 2
Women – Canada 3-1 Australia
Men – Canada 6-8 Algeria

September 3
Men – Canada 1-3 China
Women – Canada 1-0 Japan – 2:45pm

September 4
Women – Canada 1-0 USA – 8:45am

September 5
Canada 1-2 Finland

September 6
Semifinals

September 7
Final

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Message regarding the Coverage of Goalball at the Paralympic Games

Message to the Canadian Blind Sports Community
August 30, 2012
By Robert Fenton
President, Canadian Blind Sports Association

Yesterday, we at Canadian Blind Sports advised you that the Goalball game between Canada and Belgium would not be shown live. We have now learned that there will not be any live or on demand coverage of full Goalball games throughout the Paralympics. There is the potential possibility that highlights of games may be shown.
For the Full letter please click here
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Broadcast Schedule of London 2012 Paralympic Games

CTV, TSN2, Sportsnet ONE, RDS, RDS2, AMI to share Opening and Closing Ceremonies and daily highlight shows

OTTAWA, Aug. 23, 2012 /CNW/ – Now it will be easier than ever to follow your Canadian Paralympic Team as they strive for gold in London August 29 to September 9, 2012!
The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) in conjunction with its media partners is pleased to announce the complete broadcast schedule of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Broadcasters include Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium and its partners, as well as AMI. In addition, live, up-to-the minute Team Canadaresults, photos, videos, schedules and news will be available on www.paralympic.ca every day of the Games.

Television
The Games will kick-off with a two-hour Opening Ceremony extravaganza on August 29, which will be carried live on RDS2 beginning at 3:30 p.m. EST (plus an encore presentation on RDS on August 30 at 6:30am EST), and later in the day at 9 p.m. EST on TSN2 and on AMI with described video. CTV will also air the Opening Ceremony onSaturday, September 1 at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. in Saskatchewan). Félix Séguin and Canada’s Chef de Mission Dr. Gaétan Tardif will call the Opening Ceremony on RDS2 while Paul Romanuk and Canada’s Assistant Chef de Mission Elisabeth Walker-Young will provide English language commentary.

A daily highlights show showcasing the day’s performances, medal winners, athlete interviews and event features will be hosted by Romanuk and broadcast from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST August 30th to September 8th between TSN2 and Sportsnet ONE. AMI will provide the highlights with description service. Séguin will host RDS2’s daily highlights for francophones also at 11 p.m. EST most days. Viewers will also be able to watch a repeat of the previous day’s show on RDS at 8:30 or 10 a.m. EST daily.

Complete coverage of the Closing Ceremony on September 9, will also be available on Sportsnet ONE and AMI at 9 p.m. EST with Romanuk and Walker-Young again providing commentary. Séguin and Tardif will also team up once more on RDS for the Closing Ceremony airing at 2 pm one day later on September 10.

Additionally, two of the features from the Consortium’s Difference Makers series will feature Paralympians. Hosted byRick Hansen (English) and Chantal Petitclerc (French), the series asks elite athletes to reveal inspiring stories of those who made a difference in their lives.
A complete broadcast schedule is attached.

Online Streaming
As previously announced, for the first time in history, Canadians can watch live multiple online streams of Paralympic Summer Games throughout the 12 days of competition. Five digital streams will offer a total of 580 hours of live coverage. Three feeds will offer daily uninterrupted coverage of swimming, wheelchair basketball, and athletics, while two additional channels will cover a range of sports and will show a “best of” coverage from the day. All digital channels can be accessed from CTVParalympics.ca and RDSparalympiques.ca.

A schedule for these digital channels will be announced next week.

In addition to the live streaming, the Consortium’s digital coverage also includes a comprehensive video on demand and Paralympic news library available online and via mobile platforms.

Website and Social Media
Supporting the online streaming and television broadcast initiatives will be athlete biographies, competition updates, results and photos on both Paralympic.ca and CTVParalympics.ca/RDSparalympiques.ca.

In addition, the CPC partnered with the Consortium earlier this year to create its London 2012 Paralympic Games promotional campaign, Super Athletes. The Super Athlete spots are a dramatic and edgy look at some of Canada’s best Paralympians in short vignettes identified by the nickname of the featured athlete. Examples include: The Shark, The Heat, The Professorand The Pit Bull. To view the entire library of Super Athlete videos visit www.Paralympic.ca/superathletes.

Canadians can also stay connected through the CPC’s Twitter and Facebook accounts @CDNParalympics andfacebook.com/CDNParalympics
The Team Canada Today Newsletter will be produced and available for download on the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s website each and every day of the Games. Users can sign up for the newsletter distribution here:http://paralympic.ca/en/London-2012/2012-News.html.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 46 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 inCanada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes 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.
Follow Your Team:
www.paralympic.ca/london2012
www.facebook.com/CDNParalympics
www.twitter.com/CDNParalympics #London2012 #GoCanadaGo
www.youtube.com/CDNParalympics

SOURCE: CANADIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (CPC)
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2012 International Goalball Classic – Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, July 11,2012-Our Womens’ National Goalball team is competing in the International Goalball Classic in Birmingham July 11-14.

Schedule and Results

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 (FRIENDLY GAMES)
Game 1 Canada 4 v. Brazil 3 8:30 a.m.
Game 2 Japan v. Denmark 9:45 a.m.
Game 3 USA v. Brazil 11:00 a.m.
Game 4 Canada 6 v. Denmark 0 2:00 p.m.
Game 5 USA 0 v. Japan 1 3:15 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 12 (POOL PLAY)
Game 6 USA 2 v. Denmark 0 8:30 a.m.
Game 7 Canada 2 v. Brazil 0 9:45 a.m.
Game 8 Denmark 0 v. Japan 3 11:00 a.m.
Game 9 USA 2 v. Brazil 2 2:00 p.m.
Game 10 Canada 1 v. Japan 1 3:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 13 (POOL PLAY)
Game 11 Japan 3 v. USA 2 8:30 a.m.
Game 12 Canada 2 v. Denmark 2 9:45 a.m.
Game 13 Japan v. Brazil 11:00 a.m.
Game 14 Canada 2 v. USA 0 2:00 p.m.
Game 15 Denmark v. Brazil 3:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 14 (MEDAL)
Game 16 Pool 4 v. Pool 5 8:30 a.m.
Game 17 Pool 2 v. Pool 3 9:45 a.m.
Game 18 Pool 1 v. Win Game 16 11:00 a.m.
Game 19 Consolation L17 v. Consolation L18 2:00 p.m.
Game 20 Win 17 v. Win 18 3:15 p.m.
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NEWS RELEASE
Canadian Blind Sports names athletes nominated to London 2012 Paralympic Goalball Teams

VANCOUVER, July 6, 2012 – Canadian Blind Sports is pleased to name the athletes nominated to the Canadian men’s and women’s National Goalball teams who will compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Canadian Blind Sports Women’s Goalball Team enters this year’s Paralympics as a medal favorite. The women placed first at the IBSA World Championships and Games held in April 2011 in Antalya, Turkey.

Canadian Blind Sports proudly names the following athletes to the Women’s National Goalball Team:

Name Hometown Residence
Ashlie Andrews Penticton, BC Vancouver, BC
Nancy Morin Longueuil, QC Longueuil, QC
Jillian MacSween Halifax, NS Ottawa, ON
Cassandra Orgeles Fort Erie, ON Ottawa, ON
Amy Kneebone Charlottetown, PEI Ottawa, ON
Whitney Bogart Thunder Bay, ON Ottawa, ON
The Women’s National Team coaching staff consists of Janice Dawson (Hometown: Ottawa, ON; Residence: Calgary, AB) as Head Coach and Natalie Scott (Hometown: Regina SK; Residence: Outlook, SK) as Assistant Coach.

On the men’s side, the Canadian Blind Sports Men’s Goalball Team placed third at the IBSA World Championships and Games and boasts veteran Mario Caron, who will be participating in his seventh Paralympic Games.

Canadian Blind Sports proudly names the following athletes to the Men’s National Goalball Team:
Name
Hometown
Residence
Brendan Gaulin
Montreal, QC
Vancouver, BC
Mario Caron
St Jean Port Joli, QC
St Eustache, QC
Bruno Hache
Montreal, QC
Dorval, QC
Ahmad Zeividavi
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver BC
Doug Ripley
Powell River, BC
New Westminster, BC
Simon Tremblay
Alma, QC
Quebec, QC

National men’s team Head Coach Danny Snow (Hometown: Lachine, QC; Residence: Calgary, AB) will be leading the team in his fifth Paralympic Games, along with Assistant Coach Robert Lebel (Hometown: Coaticook, QC; Residence: Surrey, BC).

Canadian Goalball Team Leader is Mike Lonergan (Hometown and Residence: New Westminster, BC), who led the teams to the 2011 IBSA World Championships and Games in Turkey, the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara and the World Junior Championships in Colorado Springs.

This year’s team support staff includes Darren Hamilton (Hometown and Residence: Calgary, AB), who will provide video analysis to the teams. The Women’s Team physiotherapist is Jackie St. George-Rennie (Hometown: Winnipeg, MB; Residence: Calgary, AB) and the Men’s Team physiotherapist is Isabelle Trottier (Hometown: Saint-Marc-Des-Carrières, QC; Residence: Beaupre, QC).

“I am very pleased to have once again two excellent Goalball teams coming to the Games,” said Team Canada chef de mission, Gaétan Tardif. “I can’t wait to watch their amazing display of strength and agility as they compete against the best in the world.”

Canadian Blind Sports is proud of our both of our teams and their successes on the national and international goalball court. We look forward to following these twelve dedicated athletes as they represent Canada, and vie for Paralympic gold in Goalball!

National Team updates and competition results are always available at www.canadianblindsports.ca. To receive direct updates in email format, contact stephanie@canadianblindsports.ca and ask to be included in the distribution.

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The Canadian Blind Sports Association is the recognized national sports organization for Goalball in Canada and advocates within the sport system on behalf of Canadians who are blind / visually impaired.
Goalball is a fast-paced, Paralympic sport played by athletes who have a visual impairment or who are blind. Played three on three, on a volley-ball size court, players track the ball by sound as they defend blistering shots upwards of 80 kilometers per hour.

For more information on the Canadian Blind Sports Association please visit: www.canadianblindsports.ca.

For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact:
Mike Lonergan
Canadian Blind Sports Association
Goalball Team Leader
O: 604.419.0480
C: 604.789.7614
teamleader@canadianblindsports.ca