Video B-roll available via CNW - Highlights of the flame in Ontario and
Quebec, including Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar's run in Toronto

VANCOUVER, Dec. 31 /CNW/ - Indian superstar Akshay Kumar enjoyed a visit to "Bollywood North" as he ran with the Olympic flame in Toronto, Ontario. Akshay's day in Canada's largest city included a visit to the CN Tower before concluding on a high note as a large contingent of his adoring and ecstatic fans lined the streets to witness his run. As the flame passed through Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto highlights included a visit to Montreal's Olympic Stadium (1976 Summer Games) and a run by producer/director Ivan Reitman.

Video package includes highlights from Ontario and Quebec including torch runs by Ivan Reitman (Producer/Director) and Barbara Ann Scott (gold medalist in figure skating 1948 / 1961), Akshay Kumar's run amongst a large crowd of screaming fans, and a visit to the CN Tower. Package also contains archive footage of Akshay's bollywood movies, interview footage including Akshay's comments on Canada and his thoughts on running in the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, and aerial and beauty footage of Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

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    DATE OF POSTING: Thursday December 31, 2009

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    John Parker-Jervis
    Senior Media Advisor, 2010 Media Relations
    Canadian Tourism Commission
    Tel 604 377-4358

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