Media Advisory - Celebrate 08-08-08 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremonies on Richmond's Official "Beijing 8.8.08 Day"

    RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Join Richmond's Olympians, Entertainers, the
2010 Olympic Mascots - EARLY Friday morning, August 8 - to celebrate the
opening of the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
    The event will feature a 28-foot screen playing the Olympics live, as the
doors open at 5:00 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast and festivities get
underway at 6:30 a.m., with kids face painting and street entertainers - at
Richmond's Aberdeen Centre. There will be draws for prizes as well, including
a 1-month lease of a brand new Mercedes.

    Events include two Olympic fashion shows by The Bay.

    Sponsored by Richmond Spirit of BC and Aberdeen Centre, stage events will
get underway at 7:00 a.m. with Chinese dancing, fashion shows by The Bay and

    5:00 a.m.  - BIG screen goes live with live CBC broadcast from Beijing.
               - Free outdoor pancake breakfast.

    6:30 a.m.  - Mall street entertainers begin, booths open.

    7:00 a.m.  - Stage events begin.

    7:30 a.m.  - Opening comments by Mayor Brodie, Premier Gordon Campbell
                 (live to tape), and Chinese Consul General Yang Qiang.
               - Welcome of past Richmond Olympians.

    7:45 a.m.  - Stage activities continue.

    8:00 a.m.
     (approx.) - First of two Olympic stylized fashion shows by The Bay.

    8:10 a.m.
     (approx)  - Watch the lighting of the Olympic flame in Beijing.

    8:20 a.m.
    (approx.)  - Stage show continues until 10 am.

    CBC Radio Early Edition will be broadcasting live.

    Media feeds supplied by Fairchild TV.

For further information:

For further information: Bruce Rozenhart, (778) 888-7868, Richmond
Spirit of BC

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