Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay media briefing to be held for Squamish
and Whistler

VANCOUVER, March 1 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold a media briefing on March 2nd related to the 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay celebration.

The briefing is intended to help media prepare to cover the event and include an overview of Days 5 & 6, March 7 and March 8, when the Paralympic Flame will visit Squamish and Whistler. It is critical for media planning to cover this event to attend the briefing.

Additional story ideas will be provided as well as details on how media can access torchbearers in advance of the celebration. A question and answer portion will follow.

Media accreditation to access the celebration will be issued immediately following the briefing, and will also be available at the celebration site approximately two hours before the Squamish and Whistler Paralympic Torch Relay Celebration begins.

    Media Technical Briefing for Squamish and Whistler (combined briefings)

      What:           A technical overview of Day 5 & 6 (March 7 and March 8)
                      when the flame visits Squamish and Whistler.
                      A Paralympic Torch and Uniform will be on hand.

      Where:          Whistler Municipal Hall (Flute Room)
                      4325 Blackcomb Way, Whistler

      When:           2:00pm - 3:30pm (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 further information: For further information: Media contact: Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay Team, Tel: (604) 403-9328, E-mail:

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