Media Advisory - Canadian Olympic Committee to recognize years of Olympic
preparation with tribute to 2010 athletes during Hall of Fame weekend

MONTREAL, March 29 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is set to unveil details surrounding events at the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame weekend, "Celebrating Excellence 2010", in Ottawa and Montreal, April 22-23 respectively. These will include tributes to the 2010 athletes, musical performances, celebrity guests and 2010 Inductees.

Years of dedicated preparations will culminate in celebrations during the Hall of Fame weekend, uniting Canadians across the country in a final farewell to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

    Who:      Maître Marcel Aubut, president-elect, Canadian Olympic
              The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport)
              Representative of the Government of Quebec
              Representative of the City of Montreal
              Bruny Surin, 2010 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee
              Nathalie Lambert, chef de mission, 2010 Canadian Olympic Team

    When:     Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 1:30 p.m. EST

    Where:    La Mise au Jeu restaurant
              Bell Centre
              1275 St-Antoine St. Ouest
              Montreal, Que. (nearest intersection: De la Montagne St.)

              * Underground parking available at the Bell Centre, elevators
              located in section B-113

About the Canadian Olympic Committee

The Canadian Olympic Committee is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all aspects of Canada's involvement in the Olympic Movement, including Canada's participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games and a wide variety of programs that promote the Olympic Movement in Canada through cultural and educational means. For news and information, visit the COC website at and find the team on both Facebook (Canadian Olympic Team) and Twitter (CDNOlympicTeam).

SOURCE Canadian Olympic Committee

For further information: For further information: Isabelle Hodge, Manager, Media Relations, Canadian Olympic Committee, Cell: (289) 388-6419, Email:; Elisabeth Besson/Louise Ferland, Communications Officers, Heenan Blaikie, Cell: (514) 688-0876/(514) 243-5349, Email:

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