Wednesday, February 12, 2014 --- Peterborough... Get ready for a star-studded evening of entertainment with some of the world’s greatest Figure Skaters! Renowned Canadian figure skater, Elizabeth Manley will be hosting Past & Present Olympic Figure skaters, including 2014 Team Figure Skating Olympic Silver Medalists Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch, on our home ice here in Peterborough!
The Elizabeth Manley & Friends Star-Studded Ice-Show event is happening April 5, 2014 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre… in support of Community Living Peterborough’s Home of Our Own Campaign.
Manley, 1988 Olympic Silver Medalist and World Silver Medalist, Three-time National Champion, and Member of the Order of Canada, has invited a number of her talented friends to bring some exciting action to the home stage at Peterborough’s Memorial Centre in what will be a unique combination of live music and skating. Joining Elizabeth at this star-studded event will be: Alan Frew of Glass Tiger – hit singles include “Someday,” “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone”; Elvis Stojko – Two-time Olympic Silver Medalist, Three-time World Champion, Seven-time National Champion; Yuka Sato - 1994 Ladies World Champion, Two-time Japan National Champion, Gold medalist in Freestyle, 1992 & 1994 Olympic team member; Steven Cousins – Eight-time British National Champion, 1992, 1994 & 1998 Olympic team member, British World Competitor, Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch - 2014 Olympic Silver Medalists (Inaugural Team Figure Skating), 2013 & 2014 National Silver Medalists, 2011 Canadian National Champions, 2012 & 2013 U.S. International Classic Champions, World & Olympic Competitors; Elladj Balde - 2008 JR Canadian National Championship, 2013 Skate Canada Challenge Senior Men Champion, World Competitor & Olympic Alternate; and Gladys Orozco - Two time Mexico National Champion, World Competitor.
“These are renowned Olympic & National Champ figure skaters that are going to put on a BIG show for our community,” states Jack Gillan, C.E.O. Community Living Peterborough. “ We are looking forward to a successful night as it’s a unique and powerful fundraiser in support of the Agency’s Home of Our Own Campaign, and the first of its kind here in our community,” says Gillan.
Proceeds from the Elizabeth Manley and Friends Star-Studded Ice Show will go to support Community Living Peterborough’s Home of Our Own Campaign. Through Community Living Peterborough’s Home of Our Own: 100 Homes for 100 People campaign, the organization seeks resources to promote innovative housing options, including the purchase of housing or building of accessible housing, as well as the start-up housing funds to assist the people we support who are currently on our community’s affordable housing waiting list of 1,500 people. Community Living Peterborough is committed to reducing wait times and increasing quality of life by finding the most suitable supportive housing options for each person living with an intellectual disability. These housing options will honour each person’s preference about the neighbourhood they live in, the person(s) they may share their home with, how they personalize their home, and assure accessibility.
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Building Inclusive Communities since 1953… Community Living Peterborough is a not-for-profit organization that brings people living with intellectual disabilities and the Peterborough community together. The agency supports people to live, work, play and participate in all aspects of their community. Community Living Peterborough supports 466 children, youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities and their families in the city and county of Peterborough, employing 200 staff.
For more information regarding this press release, please contact:
Mary Bucholtz, Community Living Peterborough, (705) 743-2412 ext. 549 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Duquette, Director of Business Administration (705) 743-2412 ext. 513 email@example.com