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MONCTON, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - As witnessed at a cocktail reception today at
the Delta Beauséjour Hotel, the city of Moncton is eager and ready to
welcome the Olympic family in April for the Canadian Olympic Hall of
Fame Induction festivities and community events.
"Moncton is no stranger to hosting major sporting events," said Canadian
Olympic Committee CEO and Secretary General Jean R. Dupré, having
welcomed the IAAF Junior Championships, Memorial Cup and a CFL game to
name a few. "Sport is a passion for its citizens, strong emotions which
were on display as the torch relay crossed its city borders over one
year ago, and we know they will put on a show to remember."
The budding maritime city was chosen, and announced earlier this month,
to host the Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony, which will see figure
skater Elvis Stojko, swimmer Curtis Myden, bobsledder David MacEachern,
women's hockey coach Melody Davidson and cycling builder Marc Lemay
enter the Hall. More than 800 guests are expected to be in attendance
at the Casino New Brunswick.
This event will be the culmination of activities to take place in
Moncton and throughout the Atlantic provinces from April 11-16, 2011.
Similar to the torch relay, the COC will reach out to several
communities and rally them around their enthusiasm and support of the
Olympic Movement. This will include a full list of celebratory
activities for all ages. The cities and locations will be unveiled at a
To get things off on the right foot, Dupré was joined by Moncton Mayor
George Leblanc, Chair and Co-chair of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame
Committee Louis Léger and Ben Champoux, respectively, and several local
Olympians including 2011 inductee bobsledder David MacEachern to kick
off the celebration preparations.
The COC hopes this will truly be a grand opportunity for Moncton to
showcase its beautiful city, facilities and charm to Canadian Olympians
and Olympic delegates as the event combines the Gala Dinner and
Induction Ceremony and Board and Annual Meeting, and reunites the
leading sport figures in Canada.
Tickets and details are available by contacting Rebecca Lerner (email@example.com, 416-324-4303). All proceeds from the 2011 Canadian Olympic Hall of
Fame Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremony will benefit the Canadian Olympic
Everyone is encouraged to join in and help show the country how Moncton
and the Atlantic provinces celebrate the excellence of the Olympic
About the Canadian Olympic Committee
The Canadian Olympic Committee is a national, private, not-for-profit
organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all
aspects of Canada's involvement in the Olympic Movement, including
Canada's participation in the Olympic, Youth Olympic and Pan American
Games and a wide variety of programs that promote the Olympic Movement
in Canada through cultural and educational means. For news and
information, visit the COC website at www.olympic.ca and find the team on both Facebook (Canadian Olympic Team) and Twitter
For further information:
Isabelle Hodge, Manager, Media Relations, Canadian Olympic Committee
Tel.: (416) 324-4122, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org