27 September 2001

'Round the World Challenge Welcomed to North Bay September 28, 2001

The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation arrives in North Bay on Friday, September 28, 2001. Highlights of the stopover include an official welcome by the City of North Bay and local supporters. 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 28, 2001

WHAT: Mike Nemesvary and the 'Round the World Challenge Team officially welcomed to North Bay by Mayor Jack Burrows and local supporters.

WHERE: City Hall
200 McIntyre Street East
Front Entrance
North Bay, Ontario

WHEN: 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2001

WHO: Mike Nemesvary, 'Round the World Challenge
Mayor Jack Burrows

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


Further information:

Karen McIsaac
City of North Bay
Mayor's Office
705-474-0400 Ext. 517

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