Media Advisory - Media invited to celebrate Vancouver 2010 pre-Games volunteers and to learn about the highly anticipated call for Games-time volunteers



    VANCOUVER, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Wednesday, December 5 is International Day of
the Volunteer. The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) invites the media to attend special events in
Vancouver and Whistler to recognize VANOC's pre-Games volunteers, celebrate
volunteerism and release information about the highly anticipated national
call for Games-time volunteers.

    Vancouver event details:
    Media are invited to join VANOC's pre-Games volunteers for an
appreciation breakfast. Donna Wilson, Executive Vice President, Workforce and
Sustainability and Barney Ellis-Perry of Volunteer Canada will be speaking at
the event. Pre-Games volunteers Dominique Anglade and Stuart de Vroome will
also be available for interviews.

    
             When:    Wednesday, December 5, 2007
                      8:00 am - 10:00 am, local time

             Where:   VANOC offices
                      3585 Graveley St.
                      Vancouver, BC
                      A pancake breakfast will be served at 8:00 am
                      Formal remarks begin at 8:45 am
                      Media entrance: High-Rise (main entrance)
                      Accredited media only
    

    Whistler event details:
    Media are invited to join Whistler's pre-Games volunteers at the
Vancouver 2010 Information Centre for a piece of cake and hot chocolate.
Whistler Mayor Ken Melamed and Maureen Douglas, VANOC 's Director of Community
Relations will be speaking at the event. Pre-Games volunteers will also be
available for interviews.

    
             When:    Wednesday, December 5, 2007
                      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, local time

             Where:   Vancouver 2010 Information Centre
                      4365 Blackcomb Way
                      Whistler, BC
    

    VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging
of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The
2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from
February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic
Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts, Katie Green, Vancouver 2010,
(778) 328-6473; Chris Brumwell, Vancouver 2010, (778) 328-6269

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