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Paralympic Committee and Viterra partner

By Canadian Pizza   


April 21, 2009, Regina – The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and
Viterra launched a new partnership initiative called "Viterra: Power of
the Prairies".

The new program is designed to promote healthy and safe lifestyles
through Paralympians who will visit students from grades one to six in rural
communities across the Prairies. Eight-time Paralympian, para-nordic skier
Colette Bourgonje joined students at Regina's Ethel Milliken School kick off
educating youth about the importance of nutrition and physical activity. The
program also emphasizes the role Viterra plays in providing quality ingredients
to produce the foods that nourish people across Canada and around the world.


Power of the Prairies will tell the story of the
unique value chain that exists from the farm gate to the athlete's plate to the
Paralympic podium.

"Canada's Paralympic athletes are among the best in the world and nutrition
is at the core of training for a winning performance," said Brian MacPherson,
COO for the Canadian Paralympic Committee, in a press release. "Power of
the Prairies will give students the opportunity to learn about the level of
commitment to healthy living required by Paralympians, and change their
perceptions of disability."


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