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

VANCOUVER, Dec. 24 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Midland on Sunday, December 27 and Barrie on Monday, December 28 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 61, Tuesday, December 29 when the Olympic Flame will visit these communities, as well as route materials and community celebration plans. It is critical for media planning to cover these events to participate in, or be aware of, the technical briefings listed below: Please note that this is a technical briefing for media, not a press conference - no spokespeople from VANOC will be available on site for interviews.

    
    No. 1  Media Technical Briefing for Midland
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           What: A technical overview of Day 61 (December 29) when the flame
                 visits Midland

           Where: North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre (NSSRC) 527 Len
                  Self Blvd.

           When: Sunday, December 27 11 a.m. (local time)

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    No. 2  Media Technical Briefing for Barrie
           -----------------------------------

           What: A technical overview of Day 61 (December 29) when the flame
                 visits Barrie

           When: Monday, December 28 2 p.m. (local time)

           Where: City Hall Council Chambers

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    Media dial-in information:

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

    Media contact:

    Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay Team
    Tel: 604-403-9328
    E-mail: media@torchrelay.vancouver2010.com
    

Media vehicle registration: The registration process for Media 1 is available on FLAME, the torch relay's digital asset management system. You can access FLAME on www.vancouver2010.com/flame, click on visit FLAME and Register Now.

    
    Once on FLAME:
    -  Select Editorial
    -  In the drop down menu of categories on the left hand side, select
       Media 1 registration and press Search
    -  Click on the link in the page called Editorial Media 1 and a window
       will open
    -  Click on Download tab above the picture
    -  Click on Add to download list and download the document
    -  Follow the instructions in the document
    

It is critical that you follow the registration process outlined in the document, otherwise we will not be able to capture your request.

SOURCE VANOC TORCH RELAY

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay Team, Tel: (604) 403-9328, E-mail: media@torchrelay.vancouver2010.com

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