Advisory - PwC Reports to be Issued on 2010 Winter Games, Thursday, November
5: Media Conference Call

TORONTO, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - Reports on the social and economic impacts for British Columbia and Canada due to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will be issued on Thursday, November 5, 2009. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was commissioned by the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia to conduct a series of reports to assess the impact of the 2010 Winter Games using a combination of research and benchmarking methods. This entire project will run from 2008 through 2013.

A technical briefing by PwC's report team will discuss the first reports in the series. The briefing, in both English and French, will be held via conference call at 9:00 am PST/12:00 noon EST and hosted by PwC. Media availability of spokespeople from the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia will follow separately after the technical briefing.

Copies of the reports will be made available at 8:00 am PST/11:00 am EST, Thursday, November 5, on the Government of British Columbia's Web site at: http://www.2010wintergamessecretariat.com/About/Publications.aspx

Materials for the PwC technical briefing will be available at 8:00 am PST/11:00 am EST from the PwC Web sites at www.pwc.com/ca/2010games (English) or www.pwc.com/ca/jeux2010 (French). A news release with key findings from the reports will also be issued by Governments of Canada and British Columbia.

    
    WHO:      PricewaterhouseCoopers report team.

    WHAT:     Technical briefing (via conference call) for media to discuss
              the PwC report on the social and economic benefits for British
              Columbia and Canada due to the 2010 Winter Olympic and
              Paralympic Games.

    DATE:     Thursday, November 5, 2009.

    TIME:     9:00 am (PST)/12:00 noon (EST).

    CALL INFORMATION for the PwC technical briefing (English and French):

    Conference ID: 32480794; PwC Technical Briefing - The 2010 Olympics
    impacts report

    Participant Number: +1-888-231-8191 (North America); +1-778-371-9827
    (International)
    

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For further information: For further information: about the PwC technical briefing or to reach a PwC spokesperson after the briefing, contact: Jim Nelson, Media Relations, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, (604) 806-7047, or jim.nelson@ca.pwc.com; Canada's Minister of State for Sport, Gary Lunn, will be available to respond to media calls after the PwC briefing, contact: Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Gary Lunn, P.C., M.P. Minister of State (Sport), (819) 934-1131; Media Relations: Canadian Heritage, (819) 994-9101, 1-866-569-6155 or media@pch.gc.ca; BC Minister of State for the Olympics and ActNow BC, Mary McNeil, will be available to respond to media calls after the PwC briefing, contact: Greg Dickson, BC 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat, (604) 660-2923, or greg.dickson@gov.bc.ca

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