The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic mascots visit Bonhomme Carnaval in Québec City

    QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic
mascots - Miga, Quatchi and Sumi - will join Canadian winter athletes at
Carnival to celebrate the two-year countdown to the 2010 Winter Games with
Quebecers and visitors from across the country and around the world.

    1)  What:    Skating session and media opportunity

        When:    Thursday, February 14, 2008
                 7:00 pm

        Where:   Patinoire de la Place d'Youville

        Who:     Bonhomme Carnaval

                 Sylvain Bouchard, Olympian, Nagano 1998 Winter Games, speed

                 Le Wapiti de Charlesbourg pee-wee hockey team

    2)  What:    Photo and media opportunity: Athletes and the Vancouver 2010
                 mascots will meet the public, pose for photos, sign
                 autographs and play hockey

        When:    Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 2008
                 10:00 am-4:00 pm

        Where:   On the Carnival site

        Who:     Marc Gagnon, Olympic medallist, short track speed skating
                 (3 gold and 2 bronze - Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Games)

                 Mareck Beaudoin, athlete, biathlon

                 Bonhomme Carnaval

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Stéphane Delisle, VANOC
Communications, Tel: (778) 328-1186,; In
Québec: Virginie Lamarche, (778) 328-5005; Michèle Moffet, Attachée de presse,
Carnaval, Tel: (418) 626-3716, ext. 259,

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