the World Challenge Thunder Bay visit September 21: First Stop in Ontario
'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and
rehabilitation arrives in Thunder Bay on Friday, September 21, 2001. Highlights
of the stopover include an official welcome by the City of Thunder Bay,
the Canadian Paraplegic Association and St. Joseph's Care Group. 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.
NOTE: Media interviews are now being booked.
Friday, September 21, 2001
Nemesvary and the 'Round the World Challenge' Team officially welcomed
to Thunder Bay by Carl White, President of St. Joseph's Care Group and
the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Press conference and video presentation
followed by reception.
35 North Algoma Street
3rd Floor Centre Dining Room
Thunder Bay, Ontario
a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 21, 2001
WHO: Mike Nemesvary, 'Round the World Challenge
Lynn Peterson, Representing City of Thunder Bay
Trish Nelson, Manager Neuro-Locomotor Services
Dr. John Hargadon, Physician-Advisor Rehabilitation
detailed international itinerary and backgrounder or to make a donation,
visit the 'Round the World Challenge Web site (www.roundtheworldchallenge.org).
Manager Community Relations
St. Joseph's Care Group
‘Round the World Challenge