VANOC to make Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay route announcement on
Thursday, November 5

VANCOUVER, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will announce the celebration communities that make up the route for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay, as well as three new presenting partners for the relay, at an event on Thursday, November 5.

The announcement will take place following a special Olympic and Paralympic gathering entitled "Athletes of the Future," organized by students at Eric Hamber Secondary School in Vancouver, BC.

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 Games on March 12, 2010.

    
        What:
        Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay Announcement

        When:
        12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
        The Paralympic Torch Relay announcement will start at 12:30 pm in the
        school atrium. The event will wrap at approximately 1:00 pm with
        media availability with VANOC and partner representatives. Media
        covering the announcement are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes
        in advance.

        The opening ceremony for the "Athletes of the Future" event starts at
        11:00 am. The school is allowing media access to the event between
        11:15 am and 12:15 pm in the school auditorium.

        Where:
        Eric Hamber Secondary School
        5025 Willow St.
        Vancouver, BC

        Who:
        Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Government of Canada
        Mary McNeil, BC's Minister of State for the Olympics
        Andrea Shaw, VANOC Vice President, Sponsorship Sales and Marketing
        Brad Lennea, Paralympian, alpine skiing
        Patrick Anderson, Paralympian, wheelchair basketball
        Representatives from the relay partners will also be in attendance
    

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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