Olympic Games Heroes Honoured in Gala Special, April 24 on CTV

    
       Olympic Games Heroes Honoured in Gala Special CANADIAN OLYMPIC
         HALL OF FAME - CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE 2010, April 24 on CTV

                    - Also to air on RDS, /A\ and Star! -

      - Inductees include Susan Auch, Caroline Brunet and Bruny Surin -

       - CTV's Brian Williams to present John Furlong with the Canadian
                               Olympic Order -

       - ETALK's Ben Mulroney to host festivities with Lloyd Robertson
                 and Jean Marc Genereux as guest presenters -

       - 150 Vancouver 2010 athletes in attendance, including Bilodeau,
           McIvor, Montgomery, Rochette, Heil and Woolstencroft -

         - Sarah McLachlan, Tom Cochrane, Ginette Reno, The Canadian
           Tenors, Nikki Yanofsky and Annie Villeneuve to perform -

        - 30-minute ETALK special and live coverage of Athlete Parade
                           complement festivities -
    

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TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - With Canadian nationalism and support for amateur athletes at an all-time high following the 2010 Winter Games, the CTV family of networks pays tribute to the athletes and decision makers who have excelled on the Olympic Games stage with exclusive coverage of CANADIAN OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME - CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE 2010.

The two-hour special will air on CTV and Star! on Saturday, April 24 at 8 p.m. ET, and /A\ on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET. In French, RDS will broadcast the show, entitled TEMPLE DE LA RENOMMÉE OLYMPIQUE DU CANADA - CÉLÉBRONS L'EXCELLENCE 2010, on Saturday, May 8 at 12 noon ET. The shows will also be available on demand at CTV.ca and RDS.ca. following their television broadcasts. This marks the first time the annual event has ever been televised.

CTV and its news, sports and entertainment platforms also provide coverage of several events on Friday featuring the Vancouver 2010 Olympians and Paralympians leading up to the gala. Reliving the moments from Vancouver 2010 with exclusive footage from the Winter Games, the coverage includes Friday's private breakfast, the train ride from Ottawa to Montreal, the athlete parade on Sainte-Catherine Street, and the gala red carpet and VIP reception (for details, see below).

Hosted in both English and French by ETALK's Ben Mulroney from the Bell Centre in Montreal, CANADIAN OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME - CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE 2010 honours the outstanding athletic achievements by Canadian athletes and those who have made a difference in the Olympic Movement, as they are inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. More than 150 Canadian Olympians and Paralympians who participated at Vancouver 2010 will be on hand for the big event. The star-studded lineup will also include performances by Sarah McLachlan, Tom Cochrane, Ginette Reno, and The Canadian Tenors, as well as Nikki Yanofsky, Annie Villeneuve and Stephan Moccio who will perform CTV's Vancouver 2010 theme song I Believe/J'imagine.

The 2010 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame inductees are:

    
    -   Speed skater Susan Auch
    -   Kayaker Caroline Brunet
    -   Sprinter Bruny Surin
    -   Coach Paul Poce
    -   Builder Carol Anne Letheren (posthumously)
    -   Builder Peter Lougheed
    -   Builder Walter Sieber
    

To view the complete release please click http://ctvmedia.ca/olympics

SOURCE CANADA'S OLYMPIC BROADCAST MEDIA CONSORTIUM - OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES - ENGLISH

For further information: For further information: Andrea Goldstein, (647) 224-8800, andrea.goldstein@ctv.ca; Jim Quan, (416) 384-5311, jimquan@ctv.ca

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