Interview and Photo Opportunity - Reminder: Workopolis Assisting with Volunteer Recruitment for Vancouver 2010 Winter Games

    Call for Volunteers Begins February 12

    HALIFAX, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Two years may seem like a long time, but not
when you need to recruit 25,000 Olympic and Paralympic volunteers to help with
event and medical services, technology, ceremonies, translation, ticketing and
transportation and much more. That's why Workopolis is hitting the streets of
Halifax today to provide the details of the volunteer recruitment drive for
the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.

    What:     Kick off of the 2010 Winter Games Volunteer Recruitment Drive

    Visuals:  Office Chair Slalom - because not everyone can make it to the
              Olympic Games as an athlete!

                 -  Interactive game for Canada's "corporate athletes"
                 -  Passers-by challenged to compete head-to-head through a
                    pylon course while seated in office chair "skis"
                 -  Winners awarded

              Official "Gateway" to the Olympics and distribution of
              volunteer information to crowds

    Find Out: -  What it means to be a volunteer at the Olympic and
                 Paralympic Games
              -  Why volunteering at the 2010 Winter Games can be a
                 great career move and an experience of a lifetime
              -  What it takes to find 25,000 qualified volunteers for the
                 2010 Winter Games
              -  Where interested candidates can go for more information

    When:     February 12, 2008
              8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Street teams including office chair

    Where:    Scotia Square Mall (2000 Barrington Street)

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview: Greg Vallentin,
(416) 969-2728,

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