Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay media technical briefings to be held this
week for Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Tofino, Courtenay, and Campbell River

First briefing today at 1 pm for Duncan and Nanaimo

VANCOUVER, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings starting today for Duncan and Nanaimo, followed by Port Alberni, Tofino, Courtenay, and Campbell River later this week, on 2010 Olympic Torch Relay community celebrations.

The briefings are intended to help media prepare to cover the relay and include overviews of Days 2 to 4 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 Media 1 vehicle registration update: The registration process details, as well as the registration form for Media 1, are available on FLAME, the torch relay's digital asset management system. Members of the media can access FLAME at www.vancouver2010.com/flame, click on visit FLAME and Register Now.

    
    No.1   Media Technical Briefing for Duncan & Nanaimo: Today, October 28
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           What:
           A technical overview of Day 2 (October 31, 2009) when the flame
           visits Duncan and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

           Where:
           Nanaimo Beban Park Social Centre
           2300 Bowen Road
           Nanaimo, BC

           Time:
           1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

           Participating:
           VANOC media relations representatives
           Duncan, Nanaimo and area community task force representatives

    No.2   Media Technical Briefing for Port Alberni & Tofino: Thursday,
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           October 29
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           What:
           A technical overview of Day 3 (November 1, 2009) when the flame
           visits Port Alberni and Tofino on Vancouver Island.

           Where:
           Port Alberni City Hall
           4850 Argyle St.
           Port Alberni, BC

           Time:
           1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

           Participating:
           VANOC media relations representatives
           Mr. John Fraser, Mayor of Tofino
           Port Alberni, Tofino and area community task force representatives

    No.3   Media Technical Briefing for Courtenay & Campbell River: Saturday,
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           October 31
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           What:
           A technical overview of Day 4 (November 2, 2009) when the flame
           visits Courtenay and Campbell River on Vancouver Island.

           Where:
           Comox Valley Regional District boardroom
           550B Comox Road
           Courtenay, BC.

           Time:
           1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

           Participating:
           VANOC media relations representatives
           Courtney and Campbell River community task force representatives

    Media dial-in information:

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

SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

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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