Canadian Paralympic Athletes Shoot Hoops in Trafalgar Square

By Canadian Paralympic Committee And Canada Day In London., PRNE
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

LONDON, June 23, 2011 -


Experience all things Canadian on 1 July 2011 just like the Duke
and Duchess of Cambridge who will be in Ottawa celebrating Canada’s
144th birthday. Canada Day in London wouldn’t be
complete without a celebration of sports, one of the nation’s great
loves. Head down to Trafalgar Square to watch and participate in a
myriad of sports and activities all day long.

The coveted href="">
Trafalgar Cup street hockey tournament will kick off Canada Day
in London with the puck dropping at 10:30 a.m. Eight teams will
compete in a round robin hockey tournament, battling it out in the
arena for the title of champion. This action-packed sport event is
a Canada Day in London favourite as teams unite in their quest for
the Cup. Also in the Square will be the Hockey Hall of Fame
Slapshot Experience where visitors can test their hockey

For those looking for a more zen experience, Canada Day in
London is pleased to be holding its first ever href="">
yoga session. With the support of Canadian yoga-inspired
athletic apparel company lululemon athletica, participants will
celebrate this special occasion with a complimentary href="">
yoga class in the heart of Trafalgar Square starting at 3:30

To join in the Canada Day celebration for 2011, members of Team
Canada preparing for the London 2012 Paralympic Games will be
onsite to participate in Canada Day in London with a dynamic sport
demonstration. The Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball
Team - one of the best in the world, including three Paralympic
gold medallists - will be in Trafalgar Square, shooting hoops and
showing their skills from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Athletes will be
available for autographs after their demonstration.

“We are encouraged by the support shown for our Canadian
Paralympic athletes,” said Gaétan Tardif, the Canadian Paralympic
Team’s Chef de mission for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. “An
estimated 200,000 Canadians live in the UK and more than one
million visit each year. We’d like to invite every one of them to
wear red and white on Canada Day and throughout the Games to cheer
us on!”

Members of the public are also invited to meet Mandeville, the
London 2012 Paralympic Games mascot, and try their hand at
wheelchair basketball free throws throughout the day.

“Sport has always been an important component of Canada Day in
London,” said Chad Molleken, UK Managing Director, Rainmaker Global
Business Development. “This year is particularly special with the
involvement of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the athletes
of the Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team. Canada
is a perfect occasion to meet these talented athletes who
compete for Canada and bring great pride to our country.”

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Media Contact
Chandel Diebold
Communications Manager
Canada Day in London
Tel: +44(0)207-340-8665

In Canada:
Alison Korn
Manager, Media Relations
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: +1-613-569-4333 ext. 243
Cell: +1-613-298-4927

Twitter: @CDNParalympics


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