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

VANCOUVER, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Neepawa on Tuesday, January 5 and Brandon on Wednesday, January 6 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 71, Friday, January 8 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 Neepawa
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           What: A technical overview of Day 71 (January 8) when the flame
                 visits Neepawa

           Where: Town office Board Room

           When: Tuesday, January 5 11 a.m. (local time)

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    Media dial-in information:

    Conference ID: 1005884
    Local Dial-in number: 604-678-9970
    Toll-free Dial-in number: 1 866-792-1316


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

           What: A technical overview of Day 71 (January 8) when the flame
                 visits Brandon

           When: Wednesday, January 6 2 p.m. (local time)

           Where: Riverbank discovery Centre

           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 media@torchrelay.vancouver2010.com,
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.

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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