St. Johns student selected to attend games as a reporter
Provincial Tourism Minister Terry French will co-host a luncheon for Atlantic Canadian athletes and their families in Whistler, B.C., March 16 as part of activities around the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
The games begin Friday and run to March 21.
French will be joined by federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, New Brunswick Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas and P.E.I. Tourism Minister Robert Vessey. The event will be held in the Emerald Ballroom at the Westin Resort and Spa in Whistler, beginning at 11 Pacific Time.
"We are pleased to help celebrate the presence of Atlantic Canadian athletes at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games," French said. "The achievements of these athletes inspire us, and remind us that if we pursue our dreams - no matter what the obstacles - there is no limit to what we can accomplish."
The luncheon will be emceed by interviewer, performer, songwriter and video director Matt Wells, a native of Mount Pearl, and a host of MuchMore Music. The event will also feature Newfoundland and Labrador entertainer Terry Kelly as a guest speaker.
Meanwhile, Myfanwy Price, 17, from Logy Bay, a student at Gonzaga High School, will be among 17 student reporters from across Canada who will be attending sporting and cultural events during the first week of the Paralympic Winter Games.
Students secured their spots in the Historica-Dominion at the Games project by participating in one of three journalism contests.
Student reporters will be working out of office space donated by 2010 Legacies Now, which also sponsored six students from its Virtual Voices Village program, a journalism program and online community for students with disabilities.
Students will be uploading reports, videos and photo essays to www.FYICanada.ca daily, while chronicling history in the making as student reporters for the Historica-Dominion at the Games project.