Media advisory - Media information and details on video and photo feeds for the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad One-Year Countdown Concert on February 12 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre presented by Bell

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will provide event photos and
a video pool feed to media following the conclusion of the Cultural Olympiad
One-Year Countdown concert on Thursday, February 12 at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre in downtown Vancouver. The concert is expected to end at approximately
10:30 p.m. PT.
    An all-star Canadian lineup headlined by singer-songwriter Sarah
McLachlan has been assembled for the concert, which marks the official
one-year countdown to the start of the 2010 Winter Games. The program also
features singer-songwriters Joel Plaskett and Luke Doucet, violinist Adrian
Anantawan and Alberta Ballet's performance of excerpts from Joni Mitchell's
The Fiddle and The Drum choreographed by Jean Grand-Maitre. The Four Host
First Nations Drum Dance will also perform.

    Please note: Due to exceptionally high demand, media accreditation for
on-site attendance at this event is now CLOSED.

    Media Details:

    1) Video Pool Feed
       -  Time: 22:30 PT Thursday, February 12
       -  Feed: Vancouver TOC on CIVT Transmit 2
       -  Standard Definition 4 x 3
       -  Length to be confirmed
       -  No notice will be given
       -  Roll in record at 22:30 PT

    2) Photography

    Live-event pictures and a selection of photos will be available for all
media to use from Canada Newswire at immediately following the
show. Photos can be found by searching for "Vancouver 2010" on the site's
photo network.
    Additional photos will be available to download approximately one hour
following the show's conclusion from VANOC's FTP site. Below are directions
for accessing the site:

    Username:     1YCD-Media
    Password:     H0st1n9

    You will have access to the FTP root site. To make viewing the folders and
files easier:

      -  Go to the Page icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and
         click on the drop down menu to select "Open FTP site"
      -  Enter the password H0st1n9, ensuring the username is 1YCD-Media
      -  You will then, automatically, be redirected to a 'Windows Explorer'
      -  You will have access to the 1YCD-Media folder

    Please ensure that all images used are credited: Courtesy of VANOC.


    About the Cultural Olympiad

    The Cultural Olympiad is a series of multi-disciplinary festivals and
digital programs showcasing the best in Canadian and international arts and
popular culture. Launched in 2008, this multi-year celebration features an
expanded program in 2009 (February 1 to March 21, 2009). The program
culminates with the 60-day Cultural Olympiad 2010 (January 22 to March 21,
2010), which begins before and continues throughout the Vancouver 2010 Olympic
and Paralympic Winter Games.



    Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive
Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter
Games, and the presenting sponsor for the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed internet, digital television and
voice-over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications
technology (ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual
Chief Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell
is wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit


    The Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad is grateful for the support of the
Government of Canada and the governments of all of Canada's provinces and
territories and their respective cultural agencies: British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince
Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and
Yukon. In addition to the Cultural Olympiad's government and corporate
partners, CODE is proudly supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the
National Film Board of Canada. New Media BC and Wavefront Innovation Society
are also both active participants in the project. The National Presentation
and Touring Program is generously supported by the Canada Council for the

    About VANOC

    VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging
of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The
2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from
February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic
Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. Visit

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Erin Mikaluk, VANOC
Communications, Tel.: (604) 403-2471, E-mail:

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