17 September 2001
Centre part of 'Round the World Challenge
The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation arrives in Winnipeg on Tuesday, September 18, 2001. Highlights of the stopover include an official welcome by the Province, the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Health Sciences Centre and the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Mike Nemesvary, a 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.
WHAT: Mike Nemesvary and the 'Round the World Challenge' Team officially welcomed to Winnipeg by the Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Health Sciences Centre, and the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Press conference and video presentation followed by reception.
Hospital of the Health Sciences Centre
p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2001
For a detailed international itinerary and backgrounder or to make a donation, visit the 'Round the World Challenge Web site (www.roundtheworldchallenge.org).