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Apr 21, 2010, 17:45 ET Olympic Games Heroes Honoured in Gala Special, April 24 on CTV

Olympic Games Heroes Honoured in Gala Special CANADIAN OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME - CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE 2010, April 24 on CTV - Also to air on RDS, /A\ and Star! - - ...


Apr 21, 2010, 14:03 ET Media Advisory - 2010 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Available in
Montreal

Over 150 athletes arrive for Friday's parade and Hall of Fame festivities MONTREAL, April 21 /CNW/ - Members of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams will be available for media interviews upon...


Apr 20, 2010, 11:20 ET Downtown Montreal Hosts Parade of Olympic and Paralympic Athletes - This
Friday at 11:30 a.m. - Montrealers are invited to come and celebrate
excellence!

MONTREAL, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great enthusiasm that the mayor of Montreal, Gérald Tremblay, and the president-elect of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Marcel Aubut, invite all...


Apr 19, 2010, 07:00 ET VANOC and Whistler 2010 Sport Legacies Society comment on International Luge
Federation (FIL) report on death of Olympian Nodar Kumaritashvili

VANCOUVER, April 19 /CNW/ - The Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and Whistler 2010 Sport Legacies Society today commented on a report filed publicly by...


Mar 24, 2010, 10:39 ET Vancouver's Royal Centre unwrapped

RBC, 3M and Mannington to recycle building wrap that changed the city skyline during Vancouver 2010 VANCOUVER, March 24 /CNW/ - RBC and 3M Canada announced that the wrap of the 36-storey Royal Centre ...


Mar 21, 2010, 15:22 ET Final IPC/VANOC news conference today (March 21) on the 2010 Paralympic
Winter Games and VANOC wrap-up press conference on the 2010 Winter Games,
Whistler

WHISTLER, BC, March 21 /CNW/ - Today the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will host a news...


Mar 18, 2010, 18:26 ET Media Advisory - Canadian Olympic Committee to recognize years of Olympic
preparation and the Vancouver Olympic experience with tribute to 2010
athletes during Hall of Fame weekend

TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is set to unveil details surrounding its Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame weekend, "Celebrating Excellence 2010", in Montreal, April 22-23. ...


Mar 17, 2010, 22:19 ET Event Advisory - Photo Opportunity - Double gold for Woolstencroft
Paralympics

WHISTLER, BC, March 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Lauren Woolstencroft (North Vancouver) has done it again at the Paralympic Winter Games. The 28-year-old captured gold in the women's giant slalom, standing...


Mar 17, 2010, 13:02 ET Media Availability - First regular update by Toronto 2015 Chair: Post Board
of Directors meeting conference call

TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ - What: Chair Roger Garland will provide regular progress updates and meeting highlights following each Toronto 2015 Board of ...


Mar 17, 2010, 00:05 ET Canada adds to Paralympic medal count

Forest earns second medal of these Games, hockey and curling roll on WHISTLER, BC, March 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Viviane Forest and her guide Lindsay Debou became the first Canadian double medalists of the ...


Mar 16, 2010, 19:36 ET Closing Ceremony of 2010 Paralympic Winter Games To Air Live on CTV and RDS,
This Sunday

VANCOUVER, March 16 /CNW/ - As part of its commitment to new standards in Paralympic Games coverage, CTV Inc. announced today it will televise live coverage of the Closing Ceremony from the Vancouver ...


Mar 16, 2010, 10:17 ET Team Visa athletes Brian McKeever and Colette Bourgonje triumph at the
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

VANCOUVER, March 16 /CNW/ - As a Worldwide Sponsor of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Visa Canada proudly congratulates Team Visa members Brian McKeever and Colette Bourgonje...


Mar 14, 2010, 19:30 ET Colette Bourgonje Wins First-Ever Paralympic Medal for Canada on Home Snow

- Silver medal victory brings career total to nine for decorated Paralympian - WHISTLER, BC, March 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Colette Bourgonje put her name in the history books as the first-ever...


Mar 14, 2010, 17:54 ET Event Advisory - Photo Opportunity - Bourgonje wins Canada's first Paralympic
Winter Games medal on home soil

Media availability announced WHISTLER, BC, March 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Sit-skier Colette Bourgonje (Saskatoon) made history Sunday by becoming the first Canadian winter Paralympic athlete to win a medal...


Mar 13, 2010, 23:17 ET Attending Paralympic Alpine events? Check vancouver2010.com to confirm event
start times

WHISTLER, BC, March 13 /CNW/ - Spectators planning on attending Paralympic alpine events March 14-21 are recommended to check vancouver2010.com to confirm the start time of their event, as the event...


Mar 13, 2010, 22:05 ET Vancouver 2010 revises Paralympic alpine event schedule due to forecasted
weather conditions; tickets valid for date on ticket

WHISTLER, BC, March 13 /CNW/ - As a result of current and forecasted weather through the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter...


Mar 13, 2010, 20:29 ET Four Canadians Fire into Top-10 at Paralympic Biathlon Pursuit Competition

- Brian McKeever, Robbi Weldon finish sixth, Mark Arendz places seventh, Jody Barber 10th - WHISTLER, BC, March 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Four of Canada's nordic athletes battled through heavy snow,...


Mar 13, 2010, 18:19 ET Vancouver 2010 postpones Saturday, March 13 Paralympic alpine events due to
weather conditions

WHISTLER, BC, March 13 /CNW/ - As a result of fog creating limited visibility and therefore unsafe racing conditions for the Paralympic alpine athletes, Vancouver 2010 organizers have postponed...


Mar 12, 2010, 13:25 ET 2010 Gold Medal Game Is the Apex of TV Viewing in Canada as Legend of '72
Summit Series Finally Laid to Rest

- Final data confirms largest television audience ever achieved at Vancouver 2010 - TORONTO, March 12 /CNW/ - It's official. Just released final data from BBM Canada confirms that last month's Team...


Mar 11, 2010, 11:19 ET Visa Sponsors Third Paralympic Hall of Fame Induction

VANCOUVER, March 11 /CNW/ - Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) once again will be the Presenting Partner for the Paralympic Hall of Fame (PHF) induction ceremony to be held in Whistler, B.C. on 14 March at 09.30...


Mar 10, 2010, 13:44 ET Sidney Crosby donates gold medal winnings to charity - Bell Canada matches
donation to the Sidney Crosby Foundation

VANCOUVER, March 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Sidney Crosby, Assistant Captain of the Canadian Men's Olympic Hockey Team, today announced that he would donate the proceeds from his winning gold medal to the...


Mar 09, 2010, 09:52 ET "Torch relay for accessibility will live on," says Lieutenant Governor David
Onley

- LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ADDRESSES ACCESSIBILITY SHOWCASE IN VANCOUVER - TORONTO, March 9 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will be the keynote speaker at the 2010...


Mar 08, 2010, 10:00 ET Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay media briefings to be held for Riley
Park, UBC, and the 24-hour Vancouver event

VANCOUVER, March 8 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) will hold a media briefing on Tuesday March 9 related to the 2010 Paralympic...


Mar 08, 2010, 09:11 ET Survey Measures the "Olympic Effect" on National Pride

80% of Canadians (up 8 points from one year ago) and 63% of Quebecers (up 15 points) now call themselves a "Canadian Nationalist" TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - The Vancouver 2010 Games appear to have...


Mar 07, 2010, 06:00 ET Canadian Tourism Commission proud to bring international torchbearers to the
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay

VANCOUVER, March 7 /CNW/ - A wheelchair basketball star from Japan and a US Paralympic skiing hopeful will join with Canadians to help the Paralympic Flame along its journey to Vancouver as we count...