Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Media 1 convoy vehicle registration and
technical briefings to be held for Sainte-Marie and Saint-Georges

VANCOUVER, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Sainte-Marie and Saint-Georges on Wednesday, December 2 2009 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 36, December 4 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 participate in, or be aware of, the technical briefings 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 Sainte-Marie

           What: A technical overview of Day 36 (December 4) when the flame
                 visits Sainte-Marie

           Where: Sainte-Marie City Hall 270 Marguerite Bourgeoys, Municipal
                  Council Office

           When:  Wednesday, December 2, 9 a.m. (local time)

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    No. 2  Media Technical Briefing for Saint-Georges

           What: A technical overview of Day 36 (December 4) when the flame
                 visits Saint-Georges

           Where: Salon V.I.P. 2e niveau du Centre sportif Lacroix-Dutil,
                  11121, 1st Avenue E.

           When:  Wednesday, December 2, 2 p.m. (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

    Media contact:

    Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay Team
    Tel: 604-403-9328

Media vehicle registration: The registration process details as well as the registration form for Media 1 are available on FLAME, the torch relay's digital asset management system. You can access FLAME on, click on visit FLAME and Register Now.

    Once on FLAME:
     -  Select Editorial
     -  In the drop down menu of categories on the left hand side, select
        Media 1 registration and press Search
     -  Click on the link in the page called Editorial Media 1 and a window
        will open
     -  Click on Download tab above the picture
     -  Click on Add to download list and download the document
     -  Follow the instructions in the document

It is critical that you follow the registration process outlined in the document, otherwise we will not be able to capture your request.


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

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