Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Media 1 convoy vehicle information and
technical briefing to be held for Lillooet, BC and Merritt, BC

VANCOUVER, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Lillooet, BC and Merritt, BC on Thursday February 4th, 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 100, Saturday, February 6th when the Olympic Flame will visit these communities, as well as route materials and be aware of, the technical briefing listed below: Please note that this is a technical briefing for community celebration plans. It is critical for media planning to cover these events to participate in, or be media, not a press conference - no spokespeople from VANOC will be available on site for interviews.

    No. 1     Media Technical Briefing for Lillooet, BC
              What: A technical overview of Day 100 (February 6th) when the
              flame visits Lillooet, BC

              Where: Council Chambers, District of Lillooet Municipal Hall at
              615 Main Street, Lillooet, BC

              When: Thursday, February 4th, 11:00am (local time)

              Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    No. 2     Media Technical Briefing for Merritt, BC
              What: A technical overview of Day 100 (February 6th) when the
              flame visits Merritt, BC

              Where: Merritt Civic Centre, 1950 Mamette Avenue

              When: Thursday, February 4th, 14:00pm (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

    For media 1 registration:

    Please submit your request by email to,
and include the following information:

    -   The date and in exactly which community (ies) you would like to board
        Media 1.
    -   The name of the camera person or photographer.
    -   Contact details, including a cell phone number when possible.

If you have been allocated a spot, we will email or call you one to two days in advance to confirm details including your pick-up/drop-off location and times. If you are not allocated a spot on Media 1, FLAME, the Torch relay digital asset management system, includes video footage and stills taken from Media 1.


For further information: For further information: Media contact: Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay Team, Tel: (604) 403-9328, E-mail:

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