VANOC to announce details on how Canadians can apply as torchbearers for
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay on Friday, November 27

VANCOUVER, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will announce how Canadian residents can apply to be torchbearers for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay at an event on Friday, November 27 at VANOC headquarters.

The names of the first torchbearers selected for the relay will also be announced by VANOC and its relay partners at the event.

The Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay starts on March 3, 2010 at the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, ON, and ends in downtown Vancouver with the lighting of the Paralympic Cauldron at BC Place to officially start the Paralympic Games on March 12, 2010.

    
           What:
           Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay Announcement

           When:
           10:00 am (Pacific Time)

           Where:
           VANOC Headquarters
           400-3585 Graveley Street
           Vancouver, BC

           Who:
           Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), Government of Canada
           Mary McNeil, BC's Minister of State for the Olympics
           Nicola Kettlitz, general manager, Coca-Cola Olympic Project Team
           Graham MacLaclan, regional president, RBC, British Columbia
           John Furlong, VANOC CEO
           Ken Melamed, mayor, Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW)
           Kerry Jang, councillor, City of Vancouver
           First Paralympic torchbearers named
    

SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Jenée Elborne, VANOC Communications, (604) 403-1787, jenee_elborne@vancouver2010.com

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