Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Media 1 convoy vehicle information and
technical briefings to be held for Penticton and Kelowna

VANCOUVER, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Penticton and Kelowna on Saturday January 23 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 88, Monday, January 25 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 Penticton

           What: A technical overview of Day 88 (January 25) when the flame
                 visits Penticton

           Where: Penticton Recreation Centre, 325 Power Street, Penticton

           When: Saturday, January 23, 11:00 a.m. (local time)

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    No. 2  Media Technical Briefing for Kelowna

           What: A technical overview of Day 88 (January 25) when the flame
                 visits Kelowna

           Where: Delta Grand, the Selkirk room, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna

           When: Saturday, January 23, 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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