Media Advisory - Canadian Olympic School Program To be Launched at Lord Byng Elementary School in Richmond, B.C.

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008

    RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, March 4, the Canadian Olympic
Committee (COC), Premier National Partner RBC and Olympian Silken Laumann will
officially launch the Canadian Olympic School Program to students of Lord Byng
Elementary School in Richmond, B.C.
    Silken Laumann is one of seven Olympians featured in this year's expanded
program, which includes a newly-themed curriculum surrounding the Beijing 2008
Olympic Games.
    The Canadian Olympic School Program has been providing teachers with free
bilingual classroom resources since 1988. It provides top quality learning
resources designed to meet provincial learning outcomes, while engaging
students in the excitement of the Olympic Movement.

    What:   Canadian Olympic School Program Launch

    Who:    Olympian Silken Laumann, COC Executive Director, Marketing &
            Communications, David Bedford, and RBC Regional President, B.C.,
            Graham MacLachlan will officially launch the program to students
            of Lord Byng Elementary School.

    When:   Tuesday, March 4, 2008
            11:00 a.m. PST

    Where:  Lord Byng Elementary School
            3711 Georgia Street, Richmond, B.C.
            Media are asked to use main entrance and sign in before
            proceeding to the multi-purpose room.

    All speakers will be available for interviews following the presentation.

For further information:

For further information: Steve Keogh, Manager, Communications, Canadian
Olympic Committee, Phone: (416) 324-4146, Cell: (416) 806-3949, Email:; Jackie Braden, Manager, Media Relations, RBC, Phone: (416)

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