Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay media technical briefings to be held for
Corner Brook and Channel-Port-aux Basques

VANCOUVER, Nov. 11 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Corner Brook and Channel-Port-aux Basques on Friday November 13, 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 17, Sunday, November 15 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 Corner Brook

          What:  A technical overview of Day 17 (November 15) when the flame
                 visits Corner Brook

          Where: Ante Room, City Hall (2 Mt. Bernard Ave)

          When:  Friday, November 13, 11 a.m. (local time)

          Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    No. 2 Media Technical Briefing for Channel-Port-aux Basques

          What:  A technical overview of Day 17 (November15) when the flame
                 visits Channel-Port-aux Basques

          Where: Town Hall - 67 Main Street

          When:  Friday, November 13, 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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