Media Advisory - Canadian Olympic Committee holds Annual Golf Tournament

WHISTLER, BC, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) will host its 2009 Whistler Golf Tournament presented by Bell at the prestigious Whistler Golf Club and the Westin Resort & Spa on September 25.

The tournament is the COC's signature fundraising event, with proceeds benefitting the Own The Podium initiative, and includes appearances and participation by Canadian Olympians. They will be joined by leaders of the business community, key Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) stakeholders (including worldwide and national sponsors, partners and suppliers) and sport partners.

Canadian Olympic hopefuls will also conduct live demonstrations of their sport throughout the course.

    What:     COC Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

    Who:      Chris Rudge - CEO, Canadian Olympic Committee

              The Honourable Gary Lunn - Minister of State (Sport)

              Manuel Osborne-Paradis - Olympian (Turin 2006 Olympic Winter
              Games) and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games hopeful - Alpine

              Georgina Wheatcroft - Olympic bronze medallist (Salt Lake City
              2002 Olympic Winter Games) - Curling

              Tom Velisek - Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games hopeful -

              Rob Fagan - Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games hopeful -

              Mike Janyk - Olympian (Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games) -
              Alpine skiing

              Crispin Duenas - Olympian (Beijing 2008 Olympic Games) -

    When:     Friday, September 25, 2009

    Where:    Whistler Golf Club
              4001 Whistler Way Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
              *DECK BEHIND CLUB HOUSE*

    Time:     9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (pre tee-off)

SOURCE Canadian Olympic Committee

For further information: For further information: Diane St-Denis, Specialist Communications (Sports), Canadian Olympic Committee, Tel: (604) 403-1893, Email:

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