Media Advisory - Aliant welcomes John Furlong, Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) to Atlantic Canada

    MONCTON, NB, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - As part of its ongoing support of the 2010
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and as Atlantic Canada's Official
Supporter of the 2010 Winter Games, Aliant is hosting John Furlong on a four
stop Atlantic Canadian tour from November 4-7, 2008 with visits to Moncton,
NB, Halifax, NS, St. John's, NL, and Charlottetown, PE.

    Moncton Events:

    Moncton Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon
    "2010 Winter Games - With Glowing Hearts"

    Helena Cain, Aliant's VP Enterprise Business Solutions will host John
Furlong, CEO of VANOC, who will deliver the keynote address. Mr. Furlong will
share his views on the inspiration that can be drawn from the Olympic and
Paralympic movements, and will be available for interviews.

    Where: Delta Beausejour, 750 Main Street, Moncton, NB

    When:  Thursday, November 6, 2008

    Time:  11:30 am

    Photo Opportunity: 210 students from Beaverbrook and Shediac
    Elementary Schools with the 2010 Winter Games Mascots

    Aliant Customer Service Manager, Pascal Deschamps will be joined by
Olympic and Paralympic athletes: Fredericton's Dave Durepos - silver medalist
(Beijing 2008), and two-time gold medalist (Athens 2004 and Sydney 2000) in
Wheelchair Basketball, and Moncton's Russ Howard, Olympic curling gold
medalist (Torino 2006) will host the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic
mascots - Miga, Sumi, and Quatchi - at Beaverbrook Elementary. Together they
will share the Olympic spirit of the 2010 Winter Games with 210 staff and
children onsite at the school.

    Where: Beaver Brook Elementary, 1085 Mount Road, Moncton,
    ------ School Gymnasium.

    When:  Thursday November 6, 2008.

    Time:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

For further information:

For further information: To arrange a photo opportunity or interviews,
please contact: Anna Peddle, Communications Manager, Aliant, 1-888-818-6825,; Interviews available in English and French.

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