Media advisory - Canadian Grand Prix Open House Day



    MONTREAL, June 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Thursday, June 5, is the day the much
anticipated Bridgestone Open House Day will take place at the Circuit
Gilles-Villeneuve as one of the highlights of the festivities surrounding the
Grand Prix of Canada.
    More than an exclusive access to pit-lane, this event provides the
opportunity for interaction, as employees from the Bridgestone Firestone
factory in Joliette will be on hand to explain and demonstrate how tires are
made. Visitors can also an exhibition of the works of the winners from the
sixth edition of the Bridgestone 2007 Photo Contest. The contest was open to
12 Canadian institutions throughout the country.
    During Open House Day, race fans will also have the chance to admire a
replica of Michael Schumacher's 2005 Ferrari.
    For those unable to obtain their free passes from the participating
Bridgestone retailers, they will be able to get them at the gate of the
Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. For more information on Open House Day or for the
list of participating Bridgestone retailers, please visit the Grand Prix
website at www.grandprix.ca.

    Finally, we would like to assure you that Bridgestone representatives
will be on site from 7 a.m. in order to accommodate medias representatives. A
welcome tent will also be set-up specifically for the members of the medias
near the control tower in the pit lane.

    
    What :   Canadian Grand Prix Open House Day

    When :   Thursday, June 5, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Where :  Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve's pit-lane

    Access : Take Jean-Drapeau Metro Station. Follow the Bridgestone Open
             House indications
    




For further information:

For further information: Paul Vaillancourt III; François Légaré, Torchia
Communications, (514) 288-8290; On-site: P. Vaillancourt, cell.: (514)
996-6224; F. Légaré, cell.: (514) 515-9416

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