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March 7, 2018
City of Toronto to raise flag and proclaim Paralympic Winter Games Day
  
Mayor John Tory and other members of Toronto City Council will be joined by Rem Langan, a member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee's board of directors, and Canadian Paralympic medallists to raise the flag of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. The event will mark the opening of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games and demonstrate support for the Canadian athletes competing in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Podium roof, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The flag will be raised on the podium roof and then moved to the Queen Street flagpole on Nathan Phillips Square on March 9. The flag will fly on the Queen Street flagpole until the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games finish on March 18.

During the flag rising, Mayor Tory will proclaim March 9, 2018 as Paralympic Winter Games Day in Toronto.

A total of 55 athletes are expected to represent Canada in all five disciplines: Para alpine, Para ice hockey, Para nordic (cross-country and biathlon), Para snowboarding and wheelchair curling. It will be the largest Canadian athlete delegation ever to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. Nineteen athletes on the team are from Ontario, and Erin Latimer (para alpine) and Greg Westlake (para ice hockey) are from Toronto.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee has provided a complete list of Canadian Paralympians competing in PyeongChang: http://bit.ly/2GMnSkA

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