Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Media 1 convoy vehicle information and
technical briefings to be held for Fort Nelson, Terrace, and Prince Rupert

VANCOUVER, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Fort Nelson on Friday January 29, and Terrace and Prince Rupert on Saturday January 30 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 95, Monday, February 1 when the Olympic Flame will visit these communities, as well as route materials and community celebration plans. It is critical for media planning to cover these events to attend, or be aware of, the technical briefing listed below: Please note that this is a technical briefing for media, not a press conference - no spokespeople from VANOC will be available on site for interviews.

    No. 1  Media Technical Briefing for Fort Nelson

           What: A technical overview of Day 95 (February 1) when the flame
                 visits Fort Nelson

           Where: City Hall, Bear Pit Room, 5319-50th Avenue South

           When: Friday, January 29, 10:00am (local time)

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    No. 2  Media Technical Briefing for Terrace

           What: A technical overview of Day 95 (February 1) when the flame
                 visits Terrace

           Where: Terrace Sportsplex, in the Rich McDaniel room,
                  3320 Kalum St., Terrace

           When: Saturday, January 30, 12:00pm (local time)

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    No. 3  Media Technical Briefing for Prince Rupert

           What: A technical overview of Day 95 (February 1) when the flame
                 visits Prince Rupert

           Where: Recreation Complex Cinema, 1000 McBride Street, Prince
                  Rupert, V8J 3H2

           When: Saturday, January 30, 2:00pm (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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