Media Advisory - Update: Media Information for Vancouver 2010 mascot launch

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 23 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) invites the media to cover
the unveiling of the mascots for the 2010 Winter Games. The mascots will be
introduced to an audience of 800 schoolchildren at the Bell Performing Arts
Centre in Surrey, BC on Tuesday, November 27th at 10:30 am PDT.

    When:          Tuesday, November 27th
                   10:30 am - 11:05 am PDT

    Where:         Bell Performing Arts Centre
                   6250 - 144th Street
                   Surrey, BC
                   Media Entrance: Main Entrance to theatre (west side)
                   On site media registration and accreditation begins at
                   9:00 am

    RSVP:          It is important that accredited media outlets RSVP to
          by end of day today to
                   reserve seats. Media will be assigned individual seating
                   as the media area in the theatre is limited to 50 seats.
                   Journalists will be provided with their seat location when
                   they arrive for the performance.

    Media Details:

    1) Pool Feeds


    VANOC is producing and recording the event with a professional television
crew from Pro Show Audio Visual and will provide the live, five-camera video
pool feed for media in attendance. All pool feeds will be made available in
the on-site media centre. Television media who wish to access the feed will
need to bring a recording deck.
    To maintain the integrity of the show and to ensure fire regulations are
respected inside the theatre, cameras will only be permitted inside the
theatre from 9:45 am - 10:15 am for a limited b-roll recording pre-show of
children arriving and entering the theater, as well as photography of mascots
on stage following the performance at 11:10 am.


    VANOC has hired two professional photographers, Kim Stallknecht and Jeff
Vinnick, to capture live event pictures. The live event photography will be
emailed to newsrooms as soon as possible following the performance.
    Photographers interested in taking additional photos will have the
opportunity to shoot pre-launch photography of children arriving and entering
the theater from 9:45 am - 10:15 am, as well as photography of the mascots on
stage following the performance at 11:10 am. To maintain the integrity of the
show and to ensure fire regulations are respected inside the theatre, cameras
are not permitted in the theater during the performance.

    2) Media Centre

    Media will have access to work stations in the media centre, including
internet, desks, seating phones and refreshments. A live broadcast feed of the
show will also be provided in the media room. The media centre will be located
directly off the theater in the main foyer.

    3) Interviews

    Interview opportunities with VANOC representatives, the mascot design
team and other guests will be available on the main stage upon the conclusion
of the mascot show at approximately 11:10 am.

    4) Parking/Satellite Trucks

    There will be ample parking available at the Centre. Parking will be
reserved for satellite trucks. Please advise VANOC media relations if
satellite truck parking is required.

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts, Margaret Nevin, Vancouver 2010,
(778) 328-6475; Katie Green, Vancouver 2010, (778) 328-6473

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