5 October 2001
'Round the World Challenge stops in Peterborough for Thanksgiving, October 6, 2001
The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation arrives in Peterborough on Saturday, October 6, 2001 to spend the Thanksgiving weekend. Highlights of the stopover include an official welcome by the Province, the City of Peterborough, and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. 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 Peterborough by the Province, the City, and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Press conference and video presentation followed by reception.
Regional Health Centre
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2001
For a detailed international itinerary and backgrounder or to make a donation, visit the 'Round the World Challenge Web site (www.roundtheworldchallenge.org).