updated: Mar.10, 11:38am
by Lisa Ovens
Today, at about the same time the Paralympic Flame arrives in Vancouver, a big gathering will also be taking place to celebrate the Paralympic Movement.
The Official Olympic and Paralympic cold and flu remedy sponsor, Cold FX will be hosting a luncheon at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Among the speakers; one of the top ten greatest Canadians (as voted by Canadians), Donald S. Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada.
Love him or hate him, the 400 guests will be in for a treat when Grapes takes the podium. Though the big question is...what will he be wearing??
Will Don present professionally? Or boldly?
For readers not aware of the famous Don Cherry Suit, please visit this post on my other blog (Lisa's Hockey Lounge) and watch the video. Or visit the Don Cherry Suit Fest Page for variety! And just a heads up...the two part Don Cherry biopic Keep Your Head Up, Kid airs Sunday March 28th and Monday March 29th, 2010 on CBC.
Also speaking: BC Premier Gordon Campbell, the world's top Paralympic sledge hockey goalie Paul Rosen and Dr. Robert Steadward who is the founding president of the International Paralympic Committee.
Over four hundred guests will include Paralympic medallists, 50 young hockey players and 100 coaches and physical education teachers from Vancouver area schools as well as leaders from business, education, finance, law, medicine, journalism and the military.
This event is an opportunity to raise the profile of the Paralympic Games. This shouldn't be too hard to do in Vancouver: 40% of Canada's Paralympic Team are from British Columbia!
A few days ago I heard the Paralympic Opening Ceremony is close to selling out and the Gold Medal Sledge Hockey Game is already sold out.
Come on Vancouver, lets help make this the most successful Paralympics ever!
For Paralympic ticket information please click here.
For Cold FX website, please click here (did you know Clara Hughes, the only Olympian to win medals in both the summer and winter games swears by Cold FX??)