CALGARY, ALTA. (July 5, 2012) – Canada is set to host the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) world championships, Alpine Canada announced on Thursday.
The 10-day event, which will be held in February and will feature all five para-alpine disciplines and a team competition, will be the first world championship held in Canada for either alpine or para-alpine skiing.
Following the announcement, bids are being accepted from ski hills interested in hosting this world-class event. The winning venue will be announced in the fall.
“We are delighted to be able to build on the success of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games and the recent IPC World Cup finals held in Panorama, B.C., by hosting this event,” said Philippe Bernier, Alpine Canada’s director of events. “We are looking for a host venue that can accomplish all of our athletic goals, by hosting a world-class event that includes all five disciplines and a team event.”
Brianne Law, Alpine Canada’s director of sport for para-alpine, said hosting the world championships in Canada will give the Paralympic community a huge boost.
“This is another step forward for us as we continue to grow the Paralympic movement in Canada,” Law said. “I’m excited to be able to host the world in our back yard.”
For more details, contact Philippe Bernier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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