10 October 2001

'Round the World Challenge stops in Kingston October 11, 2001

The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation arrives in Kingston on Thursday, October 11, 2001. Highlights of the stopover include an official welcome by the City of Kingston, and the Providence Continuing Care 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.

Thursday, October 11, 2001

WHAT: Mike Nemesvary and the 'Round the World Challenge' Team officially welcomed to Kingston by Mayor Isabel Turner, Dr. Sandra J. Olney PhD, Professor and Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Associate Dean (Health Sciences) Queen's University and Dr. Karen Smith, Director of Rehabilitation at the Providence Continuing Care Centre. Press conference and video presentation followed by reception.

WHERE: Providence Continuing Care Centre
St. Mary's Site
340 Union Street
Main Lobby
Kingston, Ontario

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 11, 2001

WHO: Mike Nemesvary, 'Round the World Challenge
City of Kingston Representative
Dr. Sandra Olney, Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University
Dr. Karen Smith, Director of Rehabilitation, Providence Continuing Care Centre


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

Further information:

Ellie Barton
Communications Officer
Providence Continuing Care Centre
613-544-5220 Ext. 2228

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