The population is invited to a special preview of Canada's largest theme
waterpark! - Calypso is opening its door for the first time

OTTAWA, Oct. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr Guy Drouin, President and CEO of Valcartier Vacation Village Group proudly announced today a preview tour of the new Calypso Theme Waterpark. The population is invited to discover the unique attractions and behind-the-scenes operations of Canada's largest theme waterpark, scheduled to open on June 7, 2010.

Calypso is turning on the taps!

On Thanksgiving Weekend; Saturday October 10 to Monday October 12, 2009 the Calypso team will be waiting to show visitors the huge scale and many attractions of the new park, including some of the slides in operation.

"During this test run we'll be turning on the water on the attractions," Mr. Drouin said. "Visitors will get a taste of the experience awaiting them next June, although without actually trying out the attractions. The behind-the-scenes tour will give them an overview of what will make their future visits such memorable experiences." While visiting, residents will also be able to purchase season passes and gift certificates; at a pre-launch special rate. What a terrific Christmas gift idea! ''

Creating jobs

The construction of the new theme waterpark off Highway 417 between Ottawa and Montreal has created more than 100 jobs over the past two years. More than 500 seasonal jobs will be created once the park opens in water safety, food services and customer services.

Canada's biggest theme waterpark!

With a waterpark area of more than 100 acres, Calypso stands out for the sheer size of its site. It features 35 water slides, each more breathtaking than the last and all at technology's leading edge. In Canada's largest wave pool, 50,000 square feet, the size of three NHL hockey rinks!--swimmers will be able to plunge into waves reaching heights of 4 1/2 feet. Its landscaped areas, designed for relaxation, can accommodate nearly 4,000 sunbathers. The currents of the one-of-a-kind Jungle Run River will let you meander lazily through a jungle world. Each attraction has a theme that lets visitors into a fantasy universe; a pirate's ship, a scientist's lab and a water zoo among many others.

Land activities too

Relax while drying off! Calypso Park will provide many dry-land activities, on site animation and two international-caliber beach volleyball courts. At the end of your day, enjoy the tropical beach band at the Hawaiian Beach Bar.

With an investment of over $45 millions, the new waterpark confirms the Valcartier Vacation Village Group's leadership in driving Canada's recreation and tourism sectors. The original Valcartier Vacation Village, 20 minutes from Quebec City, was founded more than 46 years ago and has continued to expand and develop, with an investment of more than $50 millions.

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SOURCE Calypso Park

For further information: For further information: David Barrett, Massy-Forget Public Relations, (514) 842-2455, extension 15,; Bridget Ann Peterson, Massy-Forget Public Relations, (514) 842-2455, extension 26,

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