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



    WINNIPEG, June 28 /CNW/ - Join local athletes training for the Olympic,
Commonwealth and Paralympic Games at the annual Winnipeg 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.

    
    What:      Athletes will meet with media at run event.

    When:      July 1st, 2007
               7:30 a.m. -    Opening ceremony
               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 Perimeter Drive near the Lyric Theatre.

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

    Who:       Hbc Sponsored Athletes
               ----------------------
               Cameron McLean:      Diving
               Kevin Geyson:        Diving
               Rob Turk:            Comm. Rugby Sevens

               Olympians
               ---------
               Rhiannon Leier:      Swimming
               Susan Auch:          Speed Skating LT, Hbc Sponsored 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: Erin Porteous, Local Marketing Coodinator, Hbc
Run for Canada, (204) 284-4511, Email: Winnipeg@hbcrunforcanada.ca; On-site
contact: Elana Sadinsky, Hbc Community Investment and Marketing Activation,
(416) 876-0147


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