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.

NOTE: Media interviews are now being booked.

Saturday, October 6, 2001

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.

WHERE: Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Rogers Street Site
First Floor Foyer
Peterborough, Ontario

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2001

WHO: Mike Nemesvary, 'Round the World Challenge
Provincial Representative
City Representative
Representative from Peterborough Regional Health Centre


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

Further information:

Alicia Doris
Community and Patient Relations Officer
Peterborough Regional Health Centre
705-743-2121 Ext. 3940

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