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:
- 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
- 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
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Russ and Andrea onsite for
(*) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org