Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Paralympics Torch Relay starts in Ottawa!

On March 3, 2010 the Paralympic Torch Relay started in Ottawa and will travel to Vancouver over the next nine days. There are 55 Canadian athletes expected to participate in the Games. If you check out the Canadian Paralympic Committee website you can find the athletes that have been nominated. The official announcement is March 8th . That is cutting it close!!

Wondering what to watch? If you were swept up with the Canada vs US rivalry of the Olympics, chances are you will see it again in Sledge Hockey. The Canadian Sledge Hockey team took gold in Turin shutting out the Americans and you can bank that there will be a rivalry again this year. You can take in the action on CTV and Paralympic Sport TV.

The Opening Ceremonies will be spectacular if they are anything like the 2010 Vancouver Olympics or the Beijing Summer Paralympic Games. According to news reports there will be dancers, singers and acrobats. VANOC’s goal is to inspire viewers while making it a family-friendly event.

Watch the brief video ‘Spirit in Motion’ the motto of the Paralympic movement to feel inspired as we wait for the 2010 Paralympic Games to officially begin.

Keep posted on upcoming Paralympic announcements in the SIRC Daily Press Release Service and upcoming SIRC Newsletter.

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