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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sudbury wheelchair curlers receive 2nd chance at National Championship March 18-25

For Immediate Release

Sudbury wheelchair curlers receive 2nd chance at National Championship March 18-25

The last minute withdrawal of New Brunswick team allows 2nd place finishers in NOCA Provincial (MEDIchair Sudbury) to fill vacancy.

Rick Prud’homme Skip and Sarah Lashbrook 3rd.

Photo courtesy of Janet Young www.janetyoungphotography.com
Sudbury, Ontario (March 01, 2012) --  “The curling gods are definitely giving us a second chance,”  says an excited  Norm Gervais who coached MEDIchair Sudbury to a close second place finish at the 2012 Northern Ontario Wheelchair Curling Championship in Sudbury earlier this year. “The winning team from New Brunswick unexpectedly withdrew from the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship March 18-25, 2012 at the Fort William Curling Club.  Under the rules, NOCA is allowed to fill the vacant spot with the second place team in the NOCA Provincial Championships. This is such an unexpected, yet delightful turn of events for us.”

Added Gervais, “We had to really scramble to put things together quickly and in the end we decided to combine the MEDIchair Sudbury and MEDIchair Thunder Bay teams to create one team for the Canadian Championships.

The revamped team is as follows:

Rick Prud’homme Skip (MEDIchair Sudbury)

Sarah Lashbrook 3rd (MEDIchair Sudbury)

Dennis Duclos 2nd (MEDIchair Sudbury)

Gino Sonego Lead (MEDIchair Thunder Bay)

Linda Kontunen 5th (MEDIchair Thunder Bay)

Norm Gervais Coach (MEDIchair Sudbury)

                                Sarah Lashbrook (3rd) and Dennis Duclos (2nd) celebrate successful
                                (Photo courtesy of Janet Young www.janetyoungphotography.com)

Gervais explained that the new team will have its work cut out. “The Thunder Bay curlers won’t be able to practice with the Sudbury team until we arrive in Thunder Bay for the week-long event. However, we can’t worry about that as we continue to practice and work on our accuracy, throwing weight and game strategies.”

“This recent turn of events is also very exciting for our family, friends and hopefully the city of Sudbury. We want all of them to be proud of our performance at this prestigious event.  We are also hopeful that many curling fans from Sudbury will make the trek to Thunder Bay to cheer loudly for Team Prud’homme. Second chances like this don’t come around very often and we want to make the most of our good fortune.”

About MEDIchair Sudbury ‘the home medical equipment specialists’

MEDIchair Sudbury is a locally owned franchise that is part of MEDIchair, North America’s largest and fastest growing Home Medical Equipment (HME) franchise company with stores from coast-to-coast in Canada. We carry a comprehensive line of Home Medical Equipment products including wheelchairs, scooters, lift chairs, bathroom safety products, home accessibility

solutions, and soft/disposable personal health care products such as incontinence supplies, wound care, compression, and bracing. We treat all our clients with the same respect, honour, dignity and care as we would our own family. MEDIchair Sudbury is a full service home medical equipment establishment offering a full range of home medical equipment and supplies and services for each of our retail customers and professional clients. www.sudbury.medichair.com www.medichair.com www.curling.ca/championships/wheelchair

For more information or interviews please contact:

Mr. Norm Gervais, Coach, MEDIchair Sudbury (Team Prud’homme) and Owner, MEDIchair Sudbury, (705) 525-7442 sudbury@medichair.ca

Mr. Neil Bousquet APR, Media Relations, MEDIchair (403) 256-8834 neil.bousquet@medichair.com

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