Media Advisory - VANOC to make Opening and Closing Ceremonies announcement on Thursday

    Public to have unique chance to be part of Olympic history

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold a media briefing on
Thursday, February 26 detailing how the public can get involved as volunteer
performers in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010
Olympic Winter Games.

           When:          Thursday, February 26, 2009
                          9:30 am (Pacific Time)

           Timing note:   Media are asked to arrive at 9 am to sign in. After
                          the half-hour formal program, there will be 30
                          minutes of media availability with VANOC officials.

           Where:         VANOC Headquarters
                          400-3585 Graveley Street
                          Vancouver, BC

           Who:           John Furlong, VANOC Chief Executive Officer
                          David Guscott, executive vice-president,
                          celebrations and partnerships
                          David Atkins, executive producer of the Vancouver
                          2010 Olympic Winter Games Ceremonies
                          Ceremonies performer from Calgary 1988 Olympic
                          Winter Games

           (xx)Please note: There is limited parking at VANOC headquarters.

For further information:

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

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