March 11, 2010
WHISTLER, B.C. (CNB) - The tastes, sounds and hospitality of Atlantic Canada will be on full display once again in British Columbia next week when Atlantic Canada House opens as part of the Paralympic Winter Games.
The pavilion, located in Vancouver during the 2010 Olympic Games, will be relocated to the nearby skiing resort of Whistler from March 15 to 17, culminating with a St. Patrick's Day celebration, East Coast style.
"The 2010 Paralympics are Canada's games, and New Brunswick is honoured to join the rest of the country in supporting the Paralympics movement," said Hédard Albert, acting minister of tourism and parks. "Atlantic Canada House allows us to showcase the many great things we have to celebrate in our region of the country."
Visitors to Atlantic Canada House will be treated to music from a variety of East Coast performers, including David Myles and Fayo, who will be representing New Brunswick.
New Brunswick will also join the other Atlantic provinces and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in hosting a Paralympian luncheon for athletes from the region and their families. Courtney Keenan, representing the Canadian Paraplegic Association, New Brunswick chapter, will be the keynote speaker.
MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Harpelle, communications, Department of Tourism and Parks, 506-444-4454.