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

    CHARLOTTETOWN, 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
Charlottetown, PE, Moncton, NB, Halifax, NS and St. John's, NL.

    Charlottetown Events:

    Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast
    "2010 Winter Games - With Glowing Hearts"

    Aliant's Vice President Bruce Howatt, 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 media interviews.

    Where: Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts,
    -----  Charlottetown, PEI

    When: Friday, November 7, 2008

    Time: 7:15 am

    Photo Opportunity: 500 students at Sherwood Elementary School with 2010
    Winter Games Mascots

    Aliant Regional Manager, Keith Lambe, joined by Olympic athletes Kara
Grant - two-time Olympic modern pentathlete from Stratford and Charlottetown's
Dave MacEachern,- Olympic bobsleigh gold medalist (Nagano 1998) will host the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Mascots - Miga, Sumi, and Quatchi - at
Sherwood Elementary. Together they will share the Olympic spirit of the 2010
Winter Games with 500 staff and children onsite at the school.

    Where: Sherwood Elementary School, 64 Maple Avenue, School Gymnasium.

    When: Friday, November 7, 2008.

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am

For further information:

For further information: To arrange a photo opportunity or interviews,
please contact: Anna Peddle, Communications Manager, Aliant, 1-888-818-6825,

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