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

VANCOUVER, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Yorkton and Regina on Thursday, January 7 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 72, Saturday, January 9 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 Yorkton
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           What:    A technical overview of Day 72 (January 9) when the flame
                    visits Yorkton

           Where:   Yorkton City Hall Meeting Room A 37 3rd Ave North

           When:    Thursday, January 7 11 a.m. (local time)

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

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

           What:    A technical overview of Day 72 (January 9) when the flame
                    visits Regina

           When:    Thursday, January 7 2 p.m. (local time)

           Where:   Regina City Hall, Darlene Hincks Rm.2476 Victoria Avenue

           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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