TORONTO – The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees are proud to announce that London 2012 athletes will be receiving the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Montreal on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

In addition, the CPC and the COC will be presenting additional Diamond Jubilee Medals to individuals who have helped grow the Olympic and Paralympic movements in Canada.  Media are invited to attend to capture remarks, photo-opportunity and one-on-one interviews.

WHO:
Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee
François Robert, Executive Director, Partnerships
Canadian Paralympic Committee

London 2012 Olympians
Stéphanie Durocher, Synchronized Swimming
Jo-Annie Fortin, Synchronized Swimming
Tracy Little, Synchronized Swimming
Andréanne Morin, Silver Medallist, Rowing
Antoine Valois-Fortier, Bronze Medallist, Judo
Sergio Pessoa, Judo
Marie-Andrée Lessard, Beach Volleyball
Pierre-Luc Hinse, Table Tennis
Annie Martin, Beach Volleyball
Lizanne Murphy, Basketball
Douglas Vandor, Rowing

London 2012 Paralympians
Norbert Murphy, Bronze Medallist, Archery
Lyne Tremblay, Archery
Michel Filteau, Athletics
Marie-Eve Croteau, Cycling
Robert Labbé, Cycling
Dominique Mainguy, Cycling
Marie-Claude Molnar, Bronze Medallist, Cycling
Bruno Haché, Goalball
Aurélie Rivard, Silver Medallist, Swimming
Elaine Allard, Wheelchair Basketball
Pierre Mainville, Wheelchair Fencing

Canadian Olympic Committee Builders
Jean Grenier, Calgary 1988 Chef de Mission
Michael Chambers, Canadian Olympic Committee Immediate
Past President, Atlanta 1996 Chef de Mission
Nathalie Lambert, Vancouver 2010 Chef de Mission
Fred Blaney, Olympian, Official (IJFA) Judo Referee,
COC Session Member
Julia Rivard, Olympian, Canoe Kayak Canada Board Member

Canadian Paralympic Committee Builders
Michel Bérubé, Swimming coach of London 2012 Paralympians Camille Berube,
Brianna Jennett-McNeill, Devin Gotell
Pierre Lamy, Swimming coach of Benoît Huot, winner of gold, silver and bronze
medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games
Peter Carpenter, Swimming coach of Valérie Grand’Maison, winner of one gold
and two silver medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games
France Latendresse, Swimming coach of Aurélie Rivard, winner of a silver medal
at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

WHEN:
Thursday, February 28, 2013
6:30 p.m. EST

WHERE:
Sofitel Montréal – Salle Picasso, 2nd Floor
1155 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec

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Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
Jane Almeida, Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell. : 416-540-1788
Email: jalmeida@olympic.ca

Dimitri Soudas, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4136/ Cell. : 289-388-6419
Email: dsoudas@olympic.ca

Canadian Paralympic Committee Media Office:
Alison Korn, Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Phone: 613-569-4333, ext # 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927
Email: akorn@paralympic.ca

Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
Phone: 613-569-4333, ext # 224 / Cell: 613-725-4339
Email: mrichard@paralympic.ca

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