Media Advisory - Mayor of Vancouver and GE to Honour Chinese Figure Skating

VANCOUVER, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson will join Elyse Allan, President and CEO of GE Canada, and the Chinese Skating Association to welcome the Chinese New Year at GE Plaza, Robson Square.

The event, in honour of the remarkable achievements by the Chinese Figure Skating Team during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, will celebrate the Chinese New Year and recognize the rich, shared tradition between Vancouver and its Chinese residents.

    The event will include:

    -  Presentation of a City flag from the Mayor of Vancouver to the Chinese
       figure skating team
    -  A Chinese New Year Blessing
    -  A celebration of the Olympic medal-winning Chinese pairs figure
       skating team
    -  A tribute performance by local BC provincial and Canadian national
       team skaters
    -  Chinese-Canadian personality, Karen So
    -  Lion Dance in celebration of the Chinese New Year

    DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    TIME: 1:00 pm. Media registration at 12:45 pm.

    WHERE: GE Plaza at Robson Square

    WHAT: Photo / interview opportunity with Vancouver Mayor Gregor
    Robertson; the Chinese figure skating team; Elyse Allan, President and
    CEO of GE Canada; Mark Norbom, CEO of GE China.

SOURCE General Electric Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Marissa Bushe, Karyo-Edelman, (778) 558-0157,; Sarah Triantafillou, Communications & Public Relations Manager, GE Corporate Canada, (905) 301-3815,; Kim Warburton, VP Communications & Public Affairs, GE Corporate Canada, (416) 561-8316,

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