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    Calgary 1988 and Montreal 1976 legacies live on

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    DATE:       Friday, August 22, 2008
    TIME:       11:00 am EST
    

    STORY SUMMARY:

    As Beijing 2008 winds down, Canada's tourism marketers are getting ready
to make the most of tourism opportunities surrounding the Vancouver 2010
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. To learn from the past, staff at the
Canadian Tourism Commission reviewed Calgary 1988 Winter Games highlights
including Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards soaring through the air, or the
wild crash of the Jamaican Bobsleigh team. To mark this year's 20th
anniversary of the 1988 Winter Games, Eddie the Eagle and Devon Harris of the
Jamaican team returned to Canada's Olympic Park in Calgary as tourists and
ripped down the zip lines now supported by the ski jump towers and reflected
on their Canadian experiences. In Montreal, the 1976 Velodrome is now a lush
Biodôme featuring North American ecosystems and housing over 5,000 animals.
The Biodôme is now one of the most popular visitor attractions in Quebec.
Michele McKenzie, President & CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission comments
on what Canada can learn from China on how to tell the world about your
country and culture.

    
    SHOT LIST:
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    15:00 minutes

    1) Archive Footage
       1988 Calgary Winter Games
    1. Opening Ceremonies
    2. Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards Ski Jump
    3. Jamaican Bobsleigh team crash

    2) Archive Footage
       1976 Montréal Summer Games
    1. Opening Ceremonies
    2. Velodrome, track cycling event

    3) 20th Anniversary Celebration 1988 Calgary Winter Games
       Canada's Olympic Park - February, 2008
       Calgary, Alberta
    1. Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards and Devon Harris travel down zip
       line.
    2. Media preparing to interview, close up of Devon Harris & Michael
       "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards.
    3. Interview: Devon Harris (1988 Winter Games Jamaican Bobsleigh team
       member).
    4. Interview: Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards (1988 Winter Games Ski
       Jumper).

    4) Biodôme
       Montréal, Quebec
       August, 2008
    1. Biodôme exterior establishing shot.
    2. Biodôme roof and interior.
    3. Visitors enjoying the attraction.
    4. Wildlife.

    5) Michele McKenzie
       President and CEO, Canadian Tourism Commission
    1. Inserts and coverage.
    2. Interviews.

    6) Stock Footage
    1. Vancouver, British Columbia - Aerials/Ground
    2. Whistler, British Columbia - Aerials/Ground
    3. Banff, Alberta - Lake in Rocky Mountains
    4. Calgary, Alberta - Bikers on trail
    5. Toronto, Ontario - Aerial

    Contact

    Margaret Nevin
    Senior Communications Advisor
    Canadian Tourism Commission
    Tel - (604) 638-8406
    Fax - (604) 638-8438
    nevin.margaret@ctc-cct.ca

    URL: http://mediacentre.canada.travel

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