12 September 2001


Sailing adventure segment of 'Round the World Challenge Calgary visit CANCELLED - Marriott reception scaled back

In light of yesterday's tragic events in the United States, the 'Round the World Challenge has cancelled this morning's planned sailing adventure on the Glenmore Reservoir and has shortened the evening reception for tonight, Wednesday, September 12, 2001.

The reception/fundraising event in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation in Canada, is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. in the Mount Royal room (second floor), at the Calgary Marriott Hotel, 110 - 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB.

Mike Nemesvary, the 40-year-old former World Cup freestyle skiing champion and movie stuntman, who is paralysed from the chest down, will speak about his travels around the world in his specially modified truck. Nemesvary will soon become the first quadriplegic to drive around the world unassisted.

The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation will wrap up on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 23, 2001.

NOTE: Media are invited to attend the Marriott event. Media can also call to schedule one-on-one interviews with Nemesvary.


For a detailed international itinerary and backgrounder or to make a donation, visit the ‘Round the World Challenge Web site (



Further information:

Allison Kalmakoff
Public Relations Coordinator
FWJ Advertising & Public Relations

Janet Casselman
Communications Manager
‘Round the World Challenge
613-788-2703 (cellular: 613-261-4605)