Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay media technical briefings to be held for

VANCOUVER, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Halifax on Monday November 16, 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 20, Wednesday, November 18 when the Olympic Flame will visit this community, 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.

Coca-Cola will also be unveiling two pieces from their Aboriginal Art Bottle Program, designed and created by local artists Alan Syliboy and Christy Groves.

        Who:  Alan Syliboy, First Nations artist from Truro, Nova Scotia
              Christy Groves, Métis artist in Halifax, Nova Scotia
              Kirsten Mihilaides, Coca-Cola Canada

              Holly Dunn
              M5 Public Relations

        Media Technical Briefing for Halifax

        What: A technical overview of Day 20 (November 18) when the flame
        visits Halifax

        Where: Halifax City Hall - 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax 13:00

        When: Monday, November 16, 1 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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