Airport Arrivals: Canadian Paralympic Athletes returning to Canada


LONDON, Sept. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Members of the London 2012 Canadian Paralympic Team will depart from London's Heathrow Airport on Monday, September 10 for the following Canadian locations.

Interview opportunities will take place in the International Arrivals areas.


Including wheelchair basketball medallist Chad Jassman and wheelchair rugby medallist Zak Madell

WHEN: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 15:25 EST
WHERE: Calgary International Airport - Flight# AC851

Athlete Name Hometown Sport
Kevin EVANS Calgary, AB Archery
Alister MCQUEEN Calgary, AB Athletics
Earle CONNOR Calgary, AB Athletics
Brayden MCDOUGALL Calgary, AB Cycling
Joan Elizabeth REID Enderby, BC Rowing
Bruce MILLAR Victoria, BC Sailing
Logan CAMPBELL Saskatoon, SK Sailing
Kirstie KASKO High River, AB Swimming
Morgan BIRD Calgary, AB Swimming
Zachary MCALLISTER Lethbridge, AB Swimming
Chad JASSMAN Burstall, SK Wheelchair Basketball
Kendra OHAMA Calgary, AB Wheelchair Basketball
Zak MADELL Okotoks, AB Wheelchair Rugby


Including athletics gold medallist Michelle Stilwell, boccia bronze medallist Josh Vander Vies and swimming silver medallist Nathan Stein

WHEN: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 11:55 PST
WHERE: Vancouver International Airport - Flight# AC855

Athlete Name Hometown Sport
Braedon DOLFO Langley, BC Athletics
Dustin WALSH Colquitlam, BC Athletics
Dylan WILLIAMSON Langley, BC Athletics
Nathan DEWITT Surrey, BC Athletics
Michelle STILWELL Nanoose Bay, BC Athletics
Dalia MYKOLAITIENE Vancouver, BC Boccia
Josh VANDER VIES Sarnia, ON Boccia
Monica MARTINO Vancouver, BC Boccia
Paul GAUTHIER Vancouver, BC Boccia
Ashley GOWANLOCK Vancouver, BC Equestrian
Lauren BARWICK Aldergrove, BC Equestrian
Ahmad ZEIVIDAVI Vancouver, BC Goalball
Ashlie ANDREWS Marathon, ON Goalball
Brendan GAULIN Vancouver, BC Goalball
Doug RIPLEY Powell River, BC Goalball
John MCROBERTS Victoria, BC Sailing
Stacie LOUTTIT Great Falls, Montana Sailing
Tony THERIAULT Nanaimo, BC Sailing
Christos TRIFONIDIS Vancouver, BC Shooting
Nathan STEIN Maple Ridge, BC Swimming


Including swimming gold medalist Benoît Huot and silver medalist Aurélie Rivard, cycling gold medallist Lyne Bessette, boccia bronze medalist Marco Dispaltro, cycling bronze medallist Marie-Claude Molnar, archery bronze medallist Norbert Murphy, men's wheelchair basketball medallists, wheelchair rugby medallist Patrice Simard

WHEN: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 17:50 EST
WHERE: Montréal - Trudeau Airport - Flight# AC865

Athlete Name Hometown Sport
Lyne TREMBLAY Magog, QC Archery
Norbert MURPHY Vaudreuil-Dorin, QC Archery
Colin MATHIESON Winnipeg, MB Athletics
Diane ROY Sherbrooke, QC Athletics
Eric GAUTHIER St-Faustin Lac-Carré, QC Athletics
Michel FILTEAU St-Jean Baptiste, QC Athletics
Bruno GARNEAU Montreal, QC Boccia
Dave RICHER Ste-Julie, QC Boccia
Ginette BELIVEAU Mascouche, QC Boccia
Marco DISPALTRO St-Jérôme, QC Boccia
Daniel CHALIFOUR Lac-des-écorces, QC Cycling
Emilie  ROY Bromont, QC Cycling
Genevieve OUELLET Amos, QC Cycling
Lyne BESSETTE Cowansville, QC Cycling
Marie-Claude MOLNAR Ste-Adele, QC Cycling
Mark BEGGS Trois-Rivieres, QC Cycling
Bruno HACHE Dorval, QC Goalball
Mario CARON St-Eustache, QC Goalball
Scott LUTES Montreal, QC Sailing
Aurelie RIVARD Montreal, QC Swimming
Benoit HUOT Longueuil, QC Swimming
Sarah MAILHOT Quebec, QC Swimming
Valerie DRAPEAU Longueuil, QC Swimming
Valérie GRAND'MAISON Fleurimont, QC Swimming
David ENG Montreal, QC Wheelchair Basketball
Maude JACQUES Sainte Catherine, QC Wheelchair Basketball
Yvon ROUILLARD Montreal, QC Wheelchair Basketball
Pierre MAINVILLE St-Colomban, QC Wheelchair Fencing
Sylvie Ruth MOREL Pincourt, QC Wheelchair Fencing
Patrice SIMARD Québec, QC Wheelchair Rugby
Philippe BEDARD Bromont, QC Wheelchair Tennis


Including swimming gold medalist Summer Mortimer, cycling gold medallist Robbi Weldon, athletics bronze Medalist Virginia McLachlan, wheelchair rugby medallist Jared Funk, men's wheelchair basketball medallists

WHEN: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 14:45 EST
WHERE: Toronto's Pearson Airport - Flight# AC857

Athlete Name Hometown Sport
Robert HUDSON Moose Jaw, SK Archery
Alexandre DUPONT Bradwell, SK Athletics
Curtis THOM Mississauga, ON Athletics
Keira-Lyn FRIE Saskatoon, SK Athletics
Kyle PETTEY Campbellford, ON Athletics
Josh CASSIDY Ottawa, ON Athletics
Leah ROBINSON Mannheim, ON Athletics
Rachael BURROWS Barrie, ON Athletics
Virginia MCLACHLAN - Gold Windsor, ON Athletics
Adam DUKOVICH London , ON Boccia
Benson AU Richmond, BC Boccia
Brock RICHARDSON Brampton, ON Boccia
Michael CLARK St-Thoms,ON Boccia
Tammy MCLEOD Strathroy, ON Boccia
Alexandre CLOUTIER Québec, QC Cycling
Dominique MAINGUY Québec, QC Cycling
Marie-Eve CROTEAU Ste-Adele, QC Cycling
Mark LEDO Toronto, ON Cycling
Robbi WELDON Thunder Bay, ON Cycling
Robert  LABBÉ St-Nérée-de-Bellechasse, QC Cycling
Shelley GAUTIER Niagara Falls, ON Cycling
Justin KARN Fergus, ON Judo
Timothy REES Williams Lake, BC Judo
Victoria NOLAN Toronto, ON Rowing
Isaac BOUCKLEY Port Hope, ON Swimming
Michael HEATH Woodstock, ON Swimming
Rhea SCHMIDT Winnipeg, MB Swimming
Summer MORTIMER Ancaster, ON Swimming
Abdi Fatah DINI Scarborough, ON Wheelchair Basketball
Bo HEDGES Wonowon, BC Wheelchair Basketball
David DUREPOS Canterbury, NB Wheelchair Basketball
Joey JOHNSON Lorette, MB Wheelchair Basketball
Katie HARNOCK St. Jacobs, ON Wheelchair Basketball
Tamara STEEVES Mississauga, ON Wheelchair Basketball
Tracey FERGUSON Toronto, ON Wheelchair Basketball
Tyler MILLER Kitchener, ON Wheelchair Basketball
Jared FUNK Niverville, MB Wheelchair Rugby
Jason CRONE Owen Sound, ON Wheelchair Rugby
Joel DEMBE Toronto, ON Wheelchair Tennis


Including bronze and silver medalists Jason Dunkerley and guide Joshua Karanja, wheelchair rugby medallist Patrice Dagenais

WHEN: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 17:50 EST
WHERE: Ottawa International Airport - Flight# AC889

Athlete Name Hometown Sport
Andrew Heffernan (Guide) Peterborough, ON Athletics
Brandon KING Brampton, ON Athletics
Jason DUNKERLEY Ottawa, ON Athletics
Jon DUNKERLEY Ottawa, ON Athletics
Joshua KARANJA (Guide) Ottawa, ON Athletics
Sean YOUNG (Guide) Peterborough, ON Athletics
Arnold BOLDT Osler, SK Cycling
Jody SCHLOSS Toronto, ON Equestrian
Amy KNEEBONE Charlottetown, PEI Goalball
Cassandra ORGELES Fort Erie, ON Goalball
Jillian MACSWEEN Halifax, NS Goalball
Nancy MORIN Longueuil, QC Goalball
Whitney BOGART Marathon, ON Goalball
Tony WALBY Ottawa, ON Judo
David BLAIR Ottawa, ON Rowing
Camille BERUBE Gatineau, QC Swimming
Brianna JENNETT-MCNEILL Russell, ON Swimming
Devin GOTELL Antigonish, NS Swimming
Patrice DAGENAIS Embrun, ON Wheelchair Rugby

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.

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