Monday, August 29, 2011
Follow your Team, Watch and Win!
OTTAWA - Aug. 23, 2011 - August 29 marks "One Year to Go" until the London 2012 Paralympic Summer Games. In anticipation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee invites Canadians to begin following and celebrating their Canadian Paralympic Team by entering our "One Year to Go" contest for the chance to win one of five London 2012 prize packs!
With the historic Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in the record books, Canada's summer sport athletes are gearing up for gold and are training hard on the road to the London 2012 Paralympic Summer Games. In just over a year, August 29 to September 9, 2012, London will welcome the world for one of the most anticipated Summer Games.
The Canadian Paralympic Committee's "One Year to Go" contest runs August 23 to September 8, International Paralympic Day. A random draw for prizes, including official London 2012 Paralympic clothing, souvenirs and mascots, will be conducted on September 9, 2011.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Visit http://www.facebook.com/CDNParalympics, from August 23, 2011 to September 8, 2011, and become a fan of the page,
- Watch the three-minute London 2012 promo video for Team Canada, and
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the entry form. Once the entry form is completed, click "Submit" and you will be automatically entered into the contest. Fans are eligible to enter once a day, every day of the contest, and can share with friends on Facebook or Twitter to earn an additional contest entry.
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 in Canada 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. For more information, visit
For more information:
Manager, Media Relations
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243