Celebrate Canada Day with Local Athletes at the Saskatoon Hbc Run for Canada



    SASKATOON, June 28 /CNW/ - Join local athletes training for the Olympic,
Commonwealth and Paralympic Games at the annual Saskatoon Hbc Run for Canada
on July 1st, 2007. All proceeds from the Run will go to support Canadian
athletes and elite training facilities across Canada. The event, which
includes a 10 km run, a fun-for-all 3 km family walk and a 1 km kids' fun run,
will allow Canadians from across the country to help raise money for local
athletes in their hometown.
    In addition to Games hopefuls, members of Olympians Canada will join
local runners and walkers participating in the Run. This is the first time
that all six regional chapters of Olympians Canada have joined together in
support of a single charity event. Olympians Canada enables Olympians in
Canada to establish contact or reunite with fellow Olympians, to celebrate
past achievements and to promote the Olympic movement for the benefit of
future Olympians.
    ParticipACTION, along with its partners across the country, will lead the
warm-up sessions for the run. ParticipACTION provides leadership in
collaboration and communications to foster the movement that inspires and
supports Canadians to move more. The newly revitalized ParticipACTION is proud
to join Hbc and Olympians Canada in support of this event.

    
    What:     Athletes will meet with media at run event.

    When:     July 1st, 2007
              7:30 a.m. -  Opening ceremony and warm-up with ParticipACTION
              8:00 a.m. - 10km Run begins
              9:30 a.m. - 1km Kids' Run begins
              10:00 a.m. - 3km Walk begins
              11:00 a.m - Closing and awards ceremony
              Participants are invited to enjoy the remaining Canada Day
              festivities.

    Where:    The 10km begins in Diefenbaker Park and follows Saskatchewan
              Crescent with it's canopy of shaded trees.

              For the complete Run map and information, please go to
              www.hbcrunforcanada.ca.

    Who:      Hbc Sponsored Athletes
              ----------------------
              Jacqueline Rennebohm:   Paralympic Swimming
              Jean-Pierre Seguin:     Fencing
              Kelsey Hendry:          Athletics

              Olympians
              ---------
              Jackie Nichol:          Women's Softball
              Jamie Cruickshank       Bobsleigh
    

    Photo op: Athletes will kick off the 1k Kids' Run and award medals to
participants as they cross the finish line. Athletes will also be available on
site to speak with media about their experiences as a Canadian athlete, as
well the Hbc Run for Canada. All members of the media are directed to Athlete
Services to locate a spokesperson.





For further information:

For further information: Tarra Hall, Local Marketing Coodinator, Hbc Run
for Canada, Email: Saskatoon@hbcrunforcanada.ca, Telephone: (306) 931-7583;
On-site contact: Ryan Hollinrake, Hbc Community Investment and Marketing
Activation, (416) 347-0837


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