Interview and Photo Opportunity - Reminder: Workopolis and Olympic Medallist Russ Howard Looking for Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Volunteers



    Call for Volunteers Begins February 12

    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Two years may seem like a long time, but not
when you need to recruit 25,000 Olympic and Paralympic volunteers to help
with: event and medical services, technology, ceremonies, translation,
ticketing and transportation and much more. That's why Workopolis and Olympic
medalist Russ Howard are available in Toronto today to provide the details of
the volunteer recruitment drive for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.

    
    What:     Kick off of the 2010 Winter Games Volunteer Recruitment Drive

    Visuals:  Office Chair Slalom - because not everyone can make it to the
              Olympic Games as an athlete!
              -  Interactive game for Canada's "corporate athletes"
              -  Passers-by challenged to compete head-to-head through a
                 pylon course while seated in office chair "skis"
              -  Winners awarded

              Official "Gateway" to the Olympics and distribution of
              volunteer information to crowds

    Who:      Russ Howard, curler & Olympic gold medallist
              Andrea Garson, vice-president of human resources, Workopolis

    Talk to Russ & Andrea about:
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      -  What it means to be a volunteer at the Olympic and Paralympic Games
      -  Why volunteering at the 2010 Winter Games can be a great career move
         and an experience of a lifetime
      -  What it takes to find 25,000 qualified volunteers for the 2010
         Winter Games
      -  The important role volunteers play - from an Olympian's perspective
      -  Where interested candidates can go for more information

    When:     February 12, 2008
              8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Street teams including office chair
                                        activity
              10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Russ and Andrea onsite for
                                        interviews(*)

    (*) Additional interview times throughout the day available

    Where:    Yonge-Dundas Square
    





For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact: Greg
Vallentin, (416) 969-2728, gvallentin@environicspr.com

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