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



    WINDSOR, ON, June 28 /CNW/ - Join local athletes training for the
Olympic, Commonwealth and Paralympic Games at the annual Windsor 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 10km run, a fun-for-all 3km family walk and a 1km 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 at Municipal Parking Lot 34 between
            Glengarry Ave. and Aylmer Ave. and heads west to Ouellette Ave.

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

    Who:    Hbc Sponsored Athletes
            ----------------------
            Leanne Chinery:        Comm. Lawn Bowls
            Zoe Hoskins:           Rowing

            Olympians
            ---------
            Adam Trupish:          Boxing, Hbc Athlete
            Michael Mcwha:         Swimming
            Suzanne Gavine-Hlady:  Bobsleigh, Hbc Athlete

    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: Natalie Legendre, Local Marketing Coodinator,
Hbc Run for Canada, (519) 988-0264, Email: Windsor@hbcrunforcanada.ca; On-site
contact: Daniel Roszak, Hbc Community Investment and Marketing Activation,
(416) 797-9768


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