RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Join Richmond's Olympians, Entertainers, the
2010 Olympic Mascots - EARLY Friday morning, August 8 - to celebrate the
opening of the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
The event will feature a 28-foot screen playing the Olympics live, as the
doors open at 5:00 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast and festivities get
underway at 6:30 a.m., with kids face painting and street entertainers - at
Richmond's Aberdeen Centre. There will be draws for prizes as well, including
a 1-month lease of a brand new Mercedes.
Events include two Olympic fashion shows by The Bay.
Sponsored by Richmond Spirit of BC and Aberdeen Centre, stage events will
get underway at 7:00 a.m. with Chinese dancing, fashion shows by The Bay and
5:00 a.m. - BIG screen goes live with live CBC broadcast from Beijing.
- Free outdoor pancake breakfast.
6:30 a.m. - Mall street entertainers begin, booths open.
7:00 a.m. - Stage events begin.
7:30 a.m. - Opening comments by Mayor Brodie, Premier Gordon Campbell
(live to tape), and Chinese Consul General Yang Qiang.
- Welcome of past Richmond Olympians.
7:45 a.m. - Stage activities continue.
(approx.) - First of two Olympic stylized fashion shows by The Bay.
(approx) - Watch the lighting of the Olympic flame in Beijing.
(approx.) - Stage show continues until 10 am.
CBC Radio Early Edition will be broadcasting live.
Media feeds supplied by Fairchild TV.
For further information:
For further information: Bruce Rozenhart, (778) 888-7868, Richmond
Spirit of BC