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“Snow Leopard”, Ghana’s skiing sensation, Connects with Canadians in Canada before 2010 Winter Games

Vancouver, BC, August 6th, 2009

Before Kwame Nkrumah-Acheamphong, aka the “Snow Leopard from Ghana” steals the show at the 2010 Winter Games as the sole member of the Ghanaian Olympic team, he was Connecting with Canadians in Whistler and Quebec last week as he enjoyed a variety of Canada’s extraordinary tourism experiences.

Hosted in Canada by the Canadian Tourism Commission and its tourism partners, Kwame and his family had a chance to meet locals, have adventures and make memories before his eventual return in February when he will vie for his place in Olympic history. Kwame began his remarkable uphill climb to skiing success while working at an indoor ski dome in the UK where he became hooked on the downhill. After a few years of training and competing in world cup slalom and giant slalom events, Kwame is preparing for his first Olympic competition in Canada.

Video package includes interviews with Kwame discussing his dream to represent Ghana at the 2010 Winter Games and thoughts on Canada, as well as footage of Kwame and his family enjoying spectacular Canadian experiences including summer glacier skiing, zip trekking, alpine gondola ride, jet boat ride through river rapids, horse drawn carriage ride and family fun in Whistler, BC and Montreal, Mont Tremblant and Québec City, QC. In addition, the package includes footage of Kwame on a tour of the Dave Murray downhill, the venue where he will compete in the 2010 Winter Games.

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TIME OF POSTING:               4:30 pm Eastern
DATE OF POSTING:              August 6th, 2009

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Jitka Licenik
Corporate Communications Advisor
Canadian Tourism Commission
Tel 604 638-2482
licenik [dot] jitka [at] ctc-cct [dot] ca

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