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.

NOTE: Media interviews are now being booked.

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

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.

WHERE: Quinte Healthcare Corporation,
Belleville General Site
265 Dundas Street East
Board Room - Hastings 2 (inside main entrance)
Belleville, Ontario

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2001

WHO: Mike Nemesvary, 'Round the World Challenge
George Beer, Councillor of the City of Belleville
Bruce Laughton, President and CEO, Quinte Healthcare Corporation



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

Further information:

Jennifer Shea
Director, Public Relations & Marketing
Quinte Healthcare Corporation
613-969-7400 Ext. 2331

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