OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2016) - On behalf of 36 million Canadians from coast to coast to coast, the Government of Canada will be hosting more than 250 Canadian athletes and coaches in Ottawa and Gatineau for a one-day celebration, commemorating their success at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The celebration begins with morning community events with local students and will conclude with an official visit to Parliament Hill.

Media are invited for photo and interview opportunities. The lists of athletes and coaches attending are available below.


Team Canada athletes will share their Olympic and Paralympic experience with local students and encourage them to be active through various sport demonstrations.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:00 a.m. ET - 11:00 a.m. ET
University of Ottawa - Montpetit Hall
75 Laurier Ave. E
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Centre sportif de Gatineau - Gymnasium
850 Boulevard de la Gappe
Gatineau, QC J8T 7T7


Athletes and coaches will be recognized for their accomplishments at the Rio 2016 Games by all Members of Parliament in the House of Commons. A reception to follow in the Reading Room (237-C).
Select athletes and coaches will be available for scrums following the tribute.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
3:00 p.m. ET - 4:30 p.m. ET
House of Commons
Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Note: Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact

To view the list of Rio 2016 Athletes and Coaches In Attendance, please visit the following link:

Contact Information:

Government of Canada
Ashley Michnowski, Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
Cell: 613-697-8016

Canadian Olympic Committee:
Cherry Ye, Program Manager, Media Relations
416-324-4123 / Cell: 416-427-4341

Josh Su, Coordinator, Communications
416-324-4303 / Cell: 647-464-4060

Canadian Paralympic Committee:
Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Communications
613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927

Martin Richard, Executive Director,
Communications & Marketing
613-569-4333 ext. 224 / Cell: 613-725-4339