Media Advisory - VANOC hosts youth forum on the Olympic truce today in
Burnaby with the Governor General

VANCOUVER, Sept. 28 /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 today.

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 speak at the event on the importance of building peace in your community.

The media are invited to attend sections or the entire day of activities, which includes a 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 Burnaby
                       4010 Canada Way (cross street is Curle) Burnaby, BC
                       Media parking is on the south side of the building

    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: Arrival of the Governor General and John Furlong 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 Contact: Suzanne Walters, VANOC Communications, Tel. (604) 403-2386, E-mail suzanne_walters@vancouver2010.com

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