/R E P E A T -- Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Media 1 convoy vehicle
registration and technical briefings to be held for Hawkesbury, Gatineau, the
National Capital Commission (NCC) and Ottawa/

VANCOUVER, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Hawkesbury, Gatineau, NCC and Ottawa on Wednesday, December 9 2009 related to 2010 Olympic Torch Relay community celebrations.

The briefings are intended to help media prepare to cover the relay and include an overview of Day 43, Friday, December 11 when the Olympic Flame will visit Hawkesbury and Gatineau, and Day 44, December 12 when the flame visits Ottawa, as well as route materials and community celebration plans. It is critical for media planning to cover these events to participate in, or be aware of, the technical briefings listed below:

    No.1      Media Technical Briefing for Hawkesbury

              What:    A technical overview of Day 43 (December 11) when the
                       flame visits Hawkesbury

              Where:   Salle du Conseil, 600 Higginson

              When:    Wednesday, December 9, 11 a.m. (local time)

              Participating:    VANOC media relations representatives

    No.2      Media Technical Briefing for Gatineau, NCC et Ottawa

              What:    A technical overview of Day 43 (December 11) when the
                       flame visits Gatineau, and Day 44 (December 12) when
                       the flame visits Ottawa

              Where:   Maison du citoyen, 25, rue Laurier, Gatineau - Salle

              When:    Wednesday, December 9, 2 p.m. (local time)

              Participating:    VANOC media relations representatives

    Media dial-in information:

    Conference ID: 2315464
    Local dial in: 604-678-9970
    Toll-free: 1 866-792-1316

Media vehicle registration: The registration process details as well as the registration form for Media 1 are available on FLAME, the torch relay's digital asset management system. You can access FLAME on www.vancouver2010.com/flame, click on visit FLAME and Register Now.

    Once on FLAME:
    -   Select Editorial
    -   In the drop down menu of categories on the left hand side, select
        Media 1 registration and press Search
    -   Click on the link in the page called Editorial Media 1 and a window
        will open
    -   Click on Download tab above the picture
    -   Click on Add to download list and download the document
    -   Follow the instructions in the document

It is critical that you follow the registration process outlined in the document, otherwise we will not be able to capture your request.


For further information: For further information: Media contact: Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay Team, Tel: (604) 403-9328, E-mail: media@torchrelay.vancouver2010.com

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