Media Advisory - Vancouver 2010 volunteers celebrate International Volunteer Day

    Media to receive tour of the Vancouver 2010 Uniform and Accreditation

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - Nearly 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic volunteer
hopefuls have been interviewed and trained to date by pre-Games volunteers and
staff of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Games (VANOC). Media are invited to join VANOC on Friday, December
5, 2008, for a special breakfast event to honour its volunteers and celebrate
International Volunteer Day at the new Uniform and Accreditation Centre -
Vancouver (UAV).

    Date:  Friday, December 5, 2008

    Time:  8:45 am to 9:00 am - Media arrival and sign in
           9:00 am to 9:30 am - Volunteer breakfast
           10:15 am to 10:30 am - Media tour of UAV
           10:30 am to 10:45 am - Media availability

    Where: Forum Building, Pacific National Exhibition,
           100 North Renfrew Street,
           Vancouver, BC

    Who:   Donna Wilson, executive vice president, workforce and
           Games volunteers (individuals available for interview)
           Vancouver 2010 mascots - Miga, Quatchi and Sumi

    NOTE:  RSVP by 4 pm Thursday, December 4, 2008
           Media identification 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 2010 Paralympic
Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. For more information, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Paula Webber, VANOC
Communications, (604) 403-2685,

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