9 October 2001
'Round the World Challenge stops in Belleville October 10, 2001
The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation arrives in Belleville on Wednesday, October 10, 2001. Highlights of the stopover include an official welcome by the Province, the City of Belleville, and Quinte Healthcare Corporation. 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 Belleville by MPP, Ernie Parsons, Councillor George Beer and Bruce Laughton, President and CEO of the Quinte Healthcare Corporation. News conference and video presentation followed by reception.
a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2001
For a detailed international itinerary and backgrounder or to make a donation, visit the 'Round the World Challenge Web site (www.roundtheworldchallenge.org).