Media Advisory - VANOC to announce full program details for Cultural Olympiad 2009 including a major concert event

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, October 28, the Vancouver
Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC)
will announce the programming and partnership details for Cultural Olympiad
2009. The 2009 festival features more than 400 performances and exhibitions as
well as a new digital program.
    Details of a major concert event to mark the official one-year countdown
to the 2010 Winter Games will also be released.
    Guests will enjoy three live performances, offering a sneak preview of
the diversity and scope of the 2009 program. VANOC staff as well as members of
the arts community will be available for comment immediately following the
formal part of the program.

    When:     Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    Time:     9:15 am to 9:30 am    Media arrival and sign-in
              9:30 am to 9:55 am    Pre-program entertainment - Neografik
              9:55 am to 10:10 am   Redshift Music and Aeriosa Dance perform
              10:10 am to 11:00 am  Formal remarks
              11:00 am to 11:30 am  Media availability

    Where:    VANOC Offices - Main Entrance
              3585 Graveley Street
              Vancouver, BC

    Who:      Burke Taylor, Vice President, Culture & Celebrations, VANOC
              Robert Kerr, Program Director, Cultural Olympiad
              Rae Hull, Director, Media Programming and Partnerships,
              Cultural Olympiad

    RSVP:     Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to
     by 4:00 pm on Friday,
              October 24, 2008.

    Note:     Media are asked to bring accreditation. There is limited
              visitor parking available for media at the VANOC offices.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Erin Mikaluk, VANOC
Communications, Tel: (778) 328-3371,; Wendy
Soobis, VANOC Communications, Tel: (778) 328-1119,

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