Media Advisory - Ontario House Pavilion Opens at the 2010 Winter Games

TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Ontario House, a dynamic pavilion that welcomes visitors to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games to visit and invest in Ontario, officially opens to the public.

    
    Date:        Friday February 12, 2010 for 17 days

    Time:        10:00 AM to 2:00 AM (Pacific local time)

    Location:    Ontario House
                 Concord Place Community Celebration Zone
                 50 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
                 (Next door to BC Place)
                 Google Map
(http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=50%20Pacific%20Blvd%2C%20Vancouver)

    Opening day highlights include:

    -   A cooking demonstration by Ontario celebrity chef Jamie Kennedy at
        1:00 PM
    -   Ontario craft beer tasting session hosted by Mill Street Breweries,
        3:00 PM
    -   Ontario ice wine tasting session hosted by Vincor, 4:30 PM
    -   Free concert performance by Bedouin Soundclash, 10:30 PM
    

Media are invited to visit Ontario House at any time. Ontario Minister of Tourism and Culture Michael Chan is available for scheduled interviews at Ontario House on February 12 and February 13.

Ontario House has a hi-def fibre feed and multiple drops that are fully wired. A manned-camera can be supplied if needed. Our fibre is direct to Toronto TOC and can be booked for live hits from our pavilion. We are also able to accommodate standard definition broadcasts.

Ontario House features three interactive signature attractions that show off the province's tourism assets and investment potential through made-in-Ontario technologies. It will also host free nightly concerts featuring top Ontario artists, Olympic athlete appearances and events with Ontario's culinary masters and major festivals.

For more details and a full schedule of Ontario House attractions and activities go to the Ontario 2010 Winter Games web site (http://www.tourism.gov.on.ca/olympicgames2010/).

Follow Ontario news and Ontario House activities on the EventsOntario Twitter feed, http://twitter.com/EventsOntario.

SOURCE Ontario Ministry of Tourism

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries in Vancouver, please contact: Susanne Gregor, Olympics Secretariat, Cell: (647) 283-6042, susanne.gregor@ontario.ca; For media inquiries in Toronto, please contact: Lisa Robart, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, (416) 212-3928, lisa.robart@ontario.ca; For media inquiries for the Minister of Tourism and Culture, please contact: Lise Jolicoeur, Minister's office, Cell: (416) 648-9086, lise.jolicoeur@ontario.ca

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