Media advisory - Awards presentation - Join athlete finalists: Chantal Petitclerc, Brian Price (m8+), Kyle Shewfelt and Adam Van Koeverden



    Guest MC: former Olympian Carolyn Waldo

    OTTAWA, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    WHO:      Canadian amateur athletes, coaches, sport leaders, volunteers
              and media are invited to attend the 36th Canadian Sport Awards
              (CSA).

    WHAT:     The 36th Canadian Sport Awards
              The Canadian Sport Awards is a recognition event for
              achievement in Canadian sport. Program highlights will include:
              Male/Female Athlete of the Year, Junior Athlete of the Year,
              Team of the Year, Partners of the Year, Corporate Excellence
              Award, Coach of the Year, Leadership in Sport and Spirit of
              Sport Story of the Year.

              RESULTS WILL BE RELEASED UNDER MEDIA EMBARGO on February 24
              at 2 p.m. EST; PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH UNTIL AFTER AWARDS
              PRESENTATION at 7:30 p.m. EST!!

    WHEN:     AWARDS GALA - Tuesday, February 24, 2009
              6:00 - 6:30 p.m.  - Reception
              6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  - Awards presentation
              7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  - Sit down dinner

    WHERE:    The Water Court Gallery, National Gallery of Canada
              Ground Floor, 380 Sussex Drive
              Ottawa, ON

    TICKETS:  A limited number of tickets to the awards ceremony/dinner are
              available for $120. Passes available for accredited media.

    WHY:      Canadians love sport and are extremely proud of their national
              and local sport heroes! The Canadian Sport Awards are the best
              opportunity to honour our Canadian athletes. This annual event
              promotes sporting excellence across Canada and reminds
              Canadians how sport lifts the human spirit. It is a tribute to
              the hard work, the dedication and the victories of our
              country's finest athletes.

    ROADTRIP: On Feb. 25, CSA finalists and winners will visit South Carleton
              High School
              The True Sport Road Trip is a new community outreach effort
              designed to engage and inspire school children in sport. Media
              are welcome to join the athletes; transportation will be
              provided from the Westin Ottawa at 8:45 a.m.


    SCHOOL
    VISIT -   Wednesday, February 25, 2009
              9:30 a.m. South Carleton High School
              3673 McBean St / Richmond, Ontario
    




For further information:

For further information: Christine Mulkins, Publicist, (416) 652-2544,
Cell: (647) 242-3686; Robin Turnbull, Program Director, CSA, (416) 604-0310,
Cell: (416) 805-4221

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