Media Advisory - Media ROX Brunch Invites Media and Their Families to Experience the ROX and RBC Sports Day in Canada

All Under One Roof at the Richmond Olympic Oval

RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - On Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m. members of the media, their spouses, partners and children are invited to be among the first to enter the Richmond Olympic Experience (the "ROX") following a free "Media ROX" brunch featuring addresses by John Furlong and Mayor Malcolm Brodie.  The first 50 guests will receive a free gym bag filled with ROX merchandise for adults and kids alike.

The ROX is set to open to the public on Saturday, November 28th, 2015 with Richmond residents receiving early access from November 21-24, 2015 during Community ROX Days presented by the Richberry Group.

November 21 is also RBC Sports Day in Canada, featuring a live national broadcast event from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Richmond Olympic Oval and hosted by Road To The Olympic Games anchor Scott Russell.

What:             

Free Media ROX Brunch for media, their spouses, partners and children



When:            

Saturday, November 21, 2015


10:00 a.m.      

Brunch Begins


10:30 a.m.

Addresses by John Furlong and Mayor Brodie


11:00 a.m.

Proceed to enter the ROX, plus Q&A with John Furlong


12:00 p.m.

RBC Sports Day in Canada activities



Where:           

Richmond Olympic Oval


6111 River Road, Richmond, BC



Who:

John Furlong


Former VANOC CEO, true champion for amateur sport, and passionate ambassador for Canada




Mayor Malcolm Brodie


A member of Richmond City Council since 1996 and currently serving his sixth term as Mayor.

About the ROX
The Richmond Olympic Experience (the "ROX") is the first member of the Olympic Museums Network to be located in North America and one of the most interactive sport attractions in the world. On world-class sport simulators, guests to the ROX can feel the rush as they fly off an Olympic ski jump, paddle down a raging white-water kayak course, carve the perfect line in a sit-ski slalom race, and zip along at incredible speeds on the Vancouver 2010 bobsleigh track. Providing truly engaging exhibitions and experiences, the ROX will take visitors on the Journey of Transformation from dreaming child to world-class athlete competing on the international stage. More information is available at www.theROX.ca.

About the Richberry Group of Companies
Richberry Group of Companies is a national agribusiness enterprise with operations in British Columbia and Quebec. The Richberry Group is operated by a diverse management team and is led by Peter Dhillon, the company's President and CEO.  As a second-generation cranberry grower, Richberry Group is Canada's largest grower-owner of Ocean Spray Cranberries.

About RBC Sports Day in Canada

RBC Sports Day in Canada, celebrated on Saturday, November 21, 2015, the Year of Sport in Canada, is a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving. The official day caps off a week of more than 2,000 local events and includes a special broadcast on CBC Television. 

RBC is the title sponsor of RBC Sports Day in Canada, which is presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, working in collaboration with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and sports enthusiasts across the country. RBC Sports Day in Canada is generously supported by Sport Canada and in BC through Healthy Families BC. For more information about RBC Sports Day in Canada, please visit: http://sportsday.cbc.ca

SOURCE Richmond Olympic Oval Corporation

For further information: Media Contact: Aran Kay, Program Manager, Marketing and Communications, Richmond Olympic Oval, 604.346.7697, akay@richmondoval.ca

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