Media Alert - Sneak preview of Red Bull Flugtag teams preparing for take-off in Ottawa-Gatineau

    OTTAWA, July 31 /CNW/ - This Saturday, August 2nd, teams from across
Canada will be getting their home-made, human-powered, flying machines ready
for take-off at Red Bull Flugtag Ottawa-Gatineau, and you're invited to speak
to the teams and preview the crafts while they are still intact. Event day is
Sunday, August 3rd.
    We're sure you already know, but just in case, Flugtag is German for
"flying day," and this weekend, 32 wild and wacky teams from across the
country will be strapping themselves to their totally outrageous flying
machines and launching them off a 22-foot ramp into the wild blue yonder, and
ultimately, straight into the Ottawa River.
    So, find out who these zany (or even slightly crazy!) crew members are
and what made them think they could actual pilot a flying machine! They might
even be able to give you a quick flying lesson...or at least a personal
manifesto on why Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks so hard.
    If you can't make it out on Saturday but would still like a sneak peak,
we're happy to bring a team and their craft (of course!) to you. Just let us
    For event and team information, or to play the Flugtag game, please visit

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    What:   Red Bull Flugtag Ottawa-Gatineau Sneak Peak

    Who:    Red Bull Flugtag teams and their home-made crafts

    When:   Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

    Where:  The Canadian Museum of Civilization - Ottawa River
            Ottawa, ON
            Media Centre: Cascades Salon Room, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau
            Friday August 1st - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
            Saturday, August 2nd - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
            Sunday, August 3rd - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 - The event is free to the public and the gates
open at 12:00 pm, with first flight departing at 1:00 pm.

For further information:

For further information: or to book an interview, please contact: Alana
Lipton or Michelle Easton, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 x 222, 347 or cell phone
(416) 716-1552, (416) 454-9060,,

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