Media Advisory - Coca-Cola Canada brings three of Canada's hottest artists to
perform during the Olympic Games

Coca-Cola presents "Open Happiness" on February 20

VANCOUVER, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - On Saturday, February 20, 2010, Coca-Cola will bring three of Canada's hottest artists from the worlds of hip hop, rock and pop to the stage at Live City Yaletown in David Lam Park. For the first time in front of a live audience, Kardinal Offishall, Jay Malinowski and Coeur de pirate will sing "Open Happiness," Coca-Cola's global anthem about embracing life's simple pleasures.

The song reflects the spirit of positivity, optimism and fun that is part of Coca-Cola's Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games activation and has been heard across Canada on the Olympic Torch Relay.

    Who:   Kardinal Offishall - This Juno and MMVA winning Canadian rapper is
           often credited as Canada's "hip-hop ambassador" and is best known
           for his distinctive reggae and dancehall-influenced style of hip
           hop used in hit singles such as 2008's Dangerous.

           Jay Malinowski - Jay Malinowski is a founding member and front-man
           of the Juno-award winning Bedouin Soundclash. Through his solo
           work, Malinowski draws on musical influences that have touched him
           throughout his life, while maintaining his own distinctive sound
           that Bedouin Soundclash fans have grown to love.

           Coeur de pirate - Born Béatrice Martin, this Quebec pop singer-
           songwriter released her first album in 2008 and was subsequently
           nominated for Francophone Album of the Year at the 2009 Juno
           Awards. Her single "Comme des Enfants" reached number one on CBC
           Radio 3's R3-30 charts the week of February 19, 2009, only the
           second French language song to ever top that chart.

    When:  Saturday, February 20, 2010
           Performance: 8:40 p.m.

    Where: Live City Yaletown, David Lam Park
           Corner of Pacific Boulevard and Drake Street, entrance on Drake

About Coca-Cola and the Olympic Movement

The Coca-Cola Company has been an Olympic Games partner since 1928 and is the longest continuous corporate supporter of the Olympic Movement. The Company works with National Olympic Committees in more than 200 countries to help athletes train and compete. More than 90 percent of the Coca-Cola system's investment in the Olympic Games is directed to athlete development and to assist in staging the Games. Products of The Coca-Cola Company refresh athletes, volunteers, officials and spectators during the Olympic Games; and supporting programs such as the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay allows Coca-Cola to help share the Olympic Spirit around the world. The Coca-Cola Company is the exclusive nonalcoholic beverage provider to the Olympic Games through 2020.


For further information: For further information: If you would like to arrange interviews please contact: Mandy Dinning, Hill & Knowlton Canada, (403) 831-3542,; Jen Koster, Hill & Knowlton Canada, (416) 721-6991,

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