TORONTO, June 14 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, June 20, the Canadian Olympic
Committee, Premier National Partner RBC and RBC Olympian Sami Jo Small
(hockey) will present the students of Gateway Public School with the grand
prize of the Canadian Olympic School Program contest.
To enter the contest, teachers were asked to submit an entry form
outlining how they planned to use the Canadian Olympic School Program in their
classroom. A total of eight grand prize winners were randomly selected in
regions throughout Canada.
Each grand prize winner will receive an Olympic-themed sports kit,
courtesy of RBC. The sports kit includes an array of sports equipment such as
basketballs, soccer and volleyballs, hockey sticks, pucks and much more. In
addition, the kit provides the grand prize winners with 12 gold medals, 12
scrimmage vests and an Olympic Games banner.
What: Canadian Olympic School Program Grand Prize Presentation
Presented by RBC and available online at www.olympicschool.ca,
the Canadian Olympic School program is a free online teaching
resource that offers engaging information about the Olympic
Games and Canadian athletes as a tool to educate, motivate and
inspire students to become Smarter, Better and Stronger.
Developed in cooperation with teachers from across Canada, the
program is designed to promote Olympic values and the
importance of health and physical activity.
Who: RBC Olympian Sami Jo Small along with Lou Ragagnin, COC Chief
Operating Officer and Lisa Gallacher, RBC Regional Vice
President will present the grand prize to Gateway Public School
and formally address the students.
When: Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Where: Main Gymnasium
Gateway Public School
55 Gateway Boulevard (Don Mills and Gateway)
Sami Jo Small will be available for interviews following
For further information:
For further information: Eric Michalko, Manager, Media Relations,
Canadian Olympic Committee, Phone: (416) 324-4146, Cell: (416) 528-6742,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Alexis Mantell, RBC Communications Manager,
Greater Toronto Region, Phone: (416) 974-4796, Email: email@example.com