Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Media 1 convoy vehicle information and
technical briefings to be held for Canmore and Banff

VANCOUVER, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Canmore and Banff on Monday January 18 related to 2010 Olympic Torch Relay community celebrations.

The briefings are intended to help media prepare to cover the relay and include an overview of Day 83, Wednesday, January 20 when the Olympic Flame will visit these communities, as well as route materials and aware of, the technical briefings listed below: Please note that this is a technical briefing for community celebration plans. It is critical for media planning to cover these events to participate in, or be media, not a press conference - no spokespeople from VANOC will be available on site for interviews.

    No.1  Media Technical Briefing for Canmore

    What:          A technical overview of Day 83 (January 20) when the flame
                   visits Canmore

    Where:         Canmore Recreation Centre - Conference Room 1900 8 Ave

    When:          Monday, January 18 11 a.m. (local time)

    Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    No.2  Media Technical Briefing for Banff

    What:          A technical overview of Day 83 (January 20) when the flame
                   visits Banff

    Where:         Banff Town Hall Council Chambers 110 Bear Street

    When:          Monday, January 18 2 p.m. (local time)

    Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    Media dial-in information:

    Conference ID: 2315464
    Local dial in: 604-678-9970
    Toll-free: 1 866-792-1316

    For media 1 registration:
    Please submit your request by email to,
and include the following information:

    - The date and in exactly which community(ies) you would like to board
      Media 1.
    - The name of the camera person or photographer.
    - Contact details, including a cell phone number when possible.

If you have been allocated a spot, we will email or call you one to two days in advance to confirm details including your pick-up/drop-off location and times. If you are not allocated a spot on Media 1, FLAME, the Torch relay digital asset management system, includes video footage and stills taken from Media 1.


For further information: For further information: Media contact: Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay Team, Tel: (604) 403-9328, E-mail:

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