Media Advisory - VANOC hosts Olympic Truce forum for Canadian youth on
Monday, September 28 with the Governor General

VANCOUVER, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold a day-long youth forum on the Olympic Truce with a group of British Columbia youth on Monday, September 28.

John Furlong, VANOC's Chief Executive Officer, will discuss building peace through sport and culture with the group of 16- to 22-year-olds and introduce Vancouver 2010's grassroots 'Make Your Peace' initiative in honour of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Truce.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will also speak at the event in the spirit of her Youth Dialogues touring series across Canada.

The media are invited to attend sections or the entire day of activities, which includes an hour-long forum where students can share their thoughts with the Governor General, and presentations by creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson and Matt Goldman, co-founder of the Blue Man Group. For a full event list and times, contact VANOC Communications.

    
    When:              Monday, September 28, 2009
                       11 am to 4 pm (Pacific Time)

    Accreditation:     Media will be asked to show media ID along with
                       photo ID upon arrival at the event no later than
                       10:45 am.

    Timing note:       (Please note the event starts at 11:20 am, with
                       John Furlong speaking at 11:45 am, followed by the
                       Governor General at 11:55 am.)

    Where:             Ismaili Centre
                       4010 Canada Way
                       Burnaby, BC

    Who:               John Furlong, VANOC CEO
                       Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada
                       Sir Ken Robinson, creativity expert and author
                       Matt Goldman, co-founder Blue Man Group
                       Retired Olympic and Paralympic athletes

    Photo opportunity: The Governor General and John Furlong will be
                       available for photos when the Governor General arrives
                       at approximately 11 am.

    Interviews:        John Furlong will be available for interviews at
                       approximately 12:15 pm.
    

SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Suzanne Walters, VANOC Communications, Tel. (604) 403-2386, E-mail suzanne_walters@vancouver2010.com

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