14 September 2001

The 'Round the World Challenge in Brandon, Manitoba on September 17, 2001

The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation arrives in Brandon on Monday, September 17, 2001. Highlights of the stopover include an official welcome by the City, Province and a reception hosted by supporters of the Challenge. The 40-year-old former World Cup freestyle skiing champion and movie stuntman, who is paralysed from the chest down, is well on his way to becoming the first quadriplegic to drive around the world unassisted.

NOTE: Media interviews are now being booked.

Monday, September 17, 2001

WHAT: Mike Nemesvary and the 'Round the World Challenge Team officially welcomed to Brandon by City Alderman, the Canadian Paraplegic Association supporters from Career Connections Inc. Greetings and video presentation followed by reception.

WHERE: Career Connections Inc., 710 3rd Street
Brandon, Manitoba

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2001

WHO: Mike Nemesvary, 'Round the World Challenge
Don Jessiman, Councilor
Scott Smith, MLA

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


Further information:

George MacLeod
Career Connections Inc.
(cellular: 204-761-0220)

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