Get cracking(R) with Hayley Wickenheiser and Kim St-Pierre - Olympic gold
medalists to meet with fans across Canada

OTTAWA, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - To highlight the link between nutrition and excellence in sports, Olympic gold medalists Hayley Wickenheiser and Kim St-Pierre will be touring different cities across Canada to share their exciting Olympic story. As accomplished athletes and spokeswomen for Egg Farmers of Canada, Hayley and Kim will explain why eating eggs is an important part of the nutritious and energizing breakfast they eat when they are trying to win gold for Canada!

"As an Olympic athlete and a mom, I know how important it is to get the energy I need to perform at my best. It's great to be able to share my passion for hockey with fans from across the country and discuss what it takes to succeed," says Hayley. "I'm not a great cook, but eggs are so easy to make-they're about all I can cook! Eggs are great for breakfast because they are packed with protein to give you lasting energy."

Hayley and Kim will be visiting a few cities across Canada to meet with fans, sign autographs and share their passion for hockey and good nutrition. Hayley will be in Calgary on March 18 meeting with fans at Safeway in the Westhills Town Centre (200 Stewart Green SW) from 12 to 1 pm, and in Toronto on March 19 at Metro (80 Front Street East) from 12 to 2 pm. Hayley also plans to visit Ottawa on May 5 while Kim will be meeting with fans in Montreal in the near future.

About Hayley Wickenheiser and Kim St-Pierre

A four-time Olympic medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world with an uncompromised determination and dedication to her sport. She has led Canada to six gold medals and one silver at the Women's World Hockey Championship. Most recently Hayley was named Captain of the 2010 Olympic Women's Hockey Team for Canada and led her team to gold at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

As one of Canada's top female goaltenders, Kim St-Pierre was part of the 2010 Olympic Women's Hockey Team. Kim is also a three-time Olympic gold medalist, and a 5-time Women's World Hockey Championship gold medalist. In her university hockey career as goaltender for the McGill University Martlets, she established many records that still stand to this day.

About Egg Farmers of Canada

Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) represents farmers producing eggs on Canada's 1,015 regulated egg farms located in each province and the Northwest Territories. EFC is dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious and high-quality eggs at reasonable prices to all Canadians. For more information, please visit www.eggs.ca.

SOURCE Egg Farmers of Canada

For further information: For further information: Bonnie Cohen, Egg Farmers of Canada, (613) 238-2514 ext. 2264, bcohen@eggs.ca; Émilie Dutil-Bruneau, (514) 843-2370, edutilbruneau@national.ca; Media Access: ftp://ftp.national.ca/medias/EFC/RECIPES, Username: presse, Password: media


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