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Canadian Athletes To Celebrate International Olympic Day At The Richmond Olympic Oval

RICHMOND, B.C. – As part of International Olympic Day celebrated world-wide on June 23rd, Canadian Olympians and Paralympians will be participating in an Olympic Fair at the Richmond Olympic Oval from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 17th, 2013 with over 3,000 local students. The Fair will feature appearances by 17 athletes and 15 sport demonstrations. Media are invited for interviews and photo opportunities.

WHO: Darcy Marquardt, 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympic silver medallist, Rowing
Christine Girard, 2008, 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, Weightlifting
Lindsay Jennerich, 2012 Olympian, Rowing
Douglas Vandor, 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympian, Rowing
Monica Peterson, 2012 Olympian, Fencing
Arjan Bhullar, 2012 Olympian, Wrestling
Haislan Garcia, 2008, 2012 Olympian, Wrestling
Mercedes Nicoll, 2006, 2010 Olympian, Snowboard
Shirley Olafsson, 1948 Olympian, Athletics
Travis Murao, 2012 Paralympic silver medallist, Wheelchair Rugby
Richard Peter, 2000 Paralympic gold medallist,
2004 Paralympic gold medallist, 2008 Paralympic silver medallist,
2012 Paralympic gold medallist, Wheelchair Basketball
Marni Abbott-Peter, 1992 Paralympic gold medallist,
1996 Paralympic gold medallist,
2000 Paralympic gold medallist, 2004 Paralympic bronze medallist,
Wheelchair Basketball
Janet McLachlan, 2008, 2012, Paralympian Wheelchair Basketball
Misty Thomas, 1984 Olympian, Basketball/2008 Paralympian,
Wheelchair Basketball
Mike Scholz, Rugby, Team Canada
Megan Gibbs, Rugby, Team Canada
Magnus Batara, 2012 Special Olympics gold medallist, Swimming

WHEN: Monday, June 17, 2013
Olympic Fair: 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Road
Richmond, BC

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Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
Luc Beaudin, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Cell: 514-206-6720

Jane Almeida, Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell: 416-540-1788

Dimitri Soudas, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4136 / Cell: 289-388-6419

Canadian Paralympic Committee Media Office
Alison Korn, Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927

Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 224 / Cell: 613-725-4339

Richmond Olympic Oval:
Aran Kay
Program Manager, Marketing & Communications
T| 778-296-1441
C| 604-346-7697

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