OTTAWA, July 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes will complete her epic 11,000+ km Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk in Ottawa today. Clara will be welcomed to Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Heritage and Official Languages and honourary Clara's Big Ride Community Champion for Ottawa.
Clara's Big Ride Canada Day Schedule
1. Parliament Hill
Clara rides onto Parliament Hill for Canada Day celebrations
1 05 pm July 1 at Parliament Hill
2. Rideau Hall **Media availability with Clara**
Visit of It's An Honour! travelling exhibit featuring Clara
2 45 pm July 1 at Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive – Photo op with Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston and Clara inside the exhibit about the Canadian Honours System, after which Clara will be available for photos and interviews. Media please arrive no later than 2 30 pm. Enter via the Princess Gate entrance and proceed to the Princess Anne side entrance to register. Parking is available in the Employee Parking lot. Please bring media accreditation.
3. Clara's Celebration Plaza
Exhibit celebrating Clara's Big Ride and entertainment on Bell Stage
10 am to 5 pm July 1
Major's Hill Park
Clara's Big Ride is powered by our National Partners – Aimia, BMO, Canadian Tire, Cisco, Lundbeck, President's Choice and Samsung – who are providing significant support for the Ride. For more information, please visit Bell.ca/ClarasBigRide/Partners.
Bell Let's Talk
Bell Let's Talk promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk and Bell Let's Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
SOURCE: Bell Canada
For further information: Jacqueline Michelis, Bell Media Relations, 613 785-1427, [email protected]