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

VANCOUVER, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold media technical briefings for Shediac and Moncton on Saturday November 21, 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 25, Monday, November 23 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 Shediac
           What: A technical overview of Day 25 (November 23) when the flame
                 visits Shediac

           Where: Shediac Town Hall 290, rue Main.
           When: Saturday, November 21, 11 a.m. (local time)

           Participating: VANOC media relations representatives

    No.2   Media Technical Briefing for Moncton
           What: A technical overview of Day 25 (November 23) when the flame
                 visits Moncton

           Where: Moncton City Hall, Lobby.
           When: Saturday, November 21, 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 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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